Friday, May 13, 2016

3 Magnets Brewing Little Juice IPA

Beer Name: Little Juice IPA
Brewery: 3 Magnets Brewing (Olympia, WA)
ABV: 6.6%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Johns Marketplace (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.19 for a 22 oz. bottle

Date Bottled: February 29, 2016
Date Purchased: April 9, 2016
Date Opened: April 13, 2016
When brewed? Year-round beer. One of their Flagship beers.
IBUs: 65

What's on the Website: "Intense tropical fruit aromas of papaya and dried apricot with a slight dank edge, followed by dry citrus flavors that mingle with a touch of malty sweetness." Read more here!

What's on the Bottle: "This tropical india pale ale starts with intense aromas of papaya and dried apricot with a slight dank edge, followed by notes of dry citrus flavors that mingle with a touch of soft maltiness on the tongue. In 1898, Sir Ebenezer Howard wrote the good Garden Cities of To-Morrow, in which he took aspects of Town living and Country living to create the concept of a utopian city that lives harmoniously with nature (Town-Country). Three Magnets Brewing celebrates his way of thinking, which is exemplified in the Pacific Northwest with our close connections to nature, commitment to sustainable living, abundance of quality meats and fresh seafood, and embracement of community supported agriculture."

Where distributed: As of April 2016, 3 Magnets Brewing ships just to the Pacific Northwest. I know they are at least found in Oregon and Washington. See if 3 Magnets ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear orange-golden into a pint glass. White head. Some lacing left on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Awesome combinations of sweet tropical citrus (i.e. orange, papaya, pineapple). 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Lovely mix of apricot, papaya, orange, and pineapple. Controlled bitterness through the aftertaste. Slightly dank. Basically exactly as advertised...a Northwest-style IPA. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, with good carbonation. Slightly dry on the tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. My first beer from 3 Magnets obviously had to be one of their flagship IPAs. I really enjoyed the dankness this beer brought; it has some qualities of a Double IPA or above, even though it's only billed at 65 IBUs. Pleasing on the nose and on the tongue. I will have no problem drinking the entire bottle. And yes, I love the name. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.35/5

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