Friday, September 30, 2016

Sixpoint Brewery Puff

Beer Name: Puff
Brewery: Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn, NY)
ABV: 9.8%
How sold: 12 oz. (355 mL) "sleek" cans (usually in 6-pack boxes)
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $3.42 for a 12 oz. single

Date Purchased: May 28, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: June 10, 2016
"Best By" Date: August 24, 2016 (beer dated for consumption within 100 days)
When brewed? Seasonal beer. Part of their "Cycliquids" Series.
IBUs: 108

Where distributed: Sixpoint Brewery ships to several states. Check to see if Sixpoint ships to your area!

What's on the Can: "If you love Resin, imagine tasting it straight from the tanks. That's PUFF - an unfiltered pour from the tanks, with an extra dose of dry hops before it hits the can and keg. How sweet to be a cloud - floating in a tank of Resin! It's Mad Science."

What's on the Website: "Imagine puffing away on hops for days, then just chillin' as the party starts winding down. But wait, a final burst of energy; one last dose in a tank of dry hops. A special hop bouquet for the afterparty.

If you love Resin, try tasting it straight from the tanks. That's PUFF - a hazy, unfiltered pour with an extra dose of dry hops...a new blend devised just for Puff.

We decided to capture our own puffy, cloudy brew in a limited release can. First puff says it all - this ish is Keller. Breathe deep and put your head in the's Mad Science." Read more here!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy peach-copper into a pint glass. Frothy off-white head. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Awesome grapefruit and pineapple-hoppy experience. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Burst of malty and dank grapefruit, with some pineapple and orange on the aftertaste. Has refreshing qualities, yet can come at you with the octane. At 9.8%, it's excellent. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium to medium-full bodied. Velvety on the tongue with a pleasing bitterness. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent Double IPA. This one is pretty much touted as an unfiltered form of Resin (slightly more ABV and IBU), but I actually enjoyed this one over Resin. Perhaps I just was in the mood for something a bit stronger today, but no question about it, the tropical feel on that aftertaste may have swayed me today.  4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.425/5

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