Saturday, January 7, 2017

pFriem Dank IPA


Beer Name: Dank IPA
Brewery: pFriem Family Brewers (Hood River, OR)
ABV: 7.8%
How sold: 16.9 oz. bottles (500 mL) or on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.15

Bottled on Date: September 15, 2016
Date Bought: October 1, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: October 5, 2016
When brewed? Limited-time beer.
IBUs: 70




What's on the Label: "We used the dankest hops we could find in Dank IPA. Its flavors of tropical fruit, blueberry and fresh hoppy finish convinced us it was a good decision."

Where distributed: As of October 2016, pFriem ships to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Click here to see if pFriem ships your way!

REVIEW:
Appearance (5%): Pours clear golden into a pint glass. Frothy off-white head. Some lacing remains on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus and slight dank/malty. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, among other fruits. Smells wonderful. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Hoppy, dank, and citrus-bitter from start to finish. More citrus and citrus peel towards the aftertaste. It might mellow out ever so slightly at the end in terms of flavor. No traces of octane anywhere, extremely drinkable. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Tropical-hop bitterness lingers on the tongue in a pleasing way. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Another pFriem IPA that has gotten a number of rave reviews. Lovely flavor without getting too malty or alcoholic in flavor. As noted above, extremely drinkable. Pretty much a steal at $4.15 for a 500 mL bottle. If you see this on the shelves (likely next fall?), I highly recommend getting it. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.5/5

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