Saturday, February 25, 2017

Modern Times Triton Project IPA


Beer Name: Triton Project
Brewery: Modern Times Beer (San Diego, CA)
ABV: 7.3%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $7.99 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Bottled: January 30, 2017 (erroneously stamped 2016)
Date Bought: February 6, 2017
Date Received: February 10, 2017
Date Opened: February 15, 2017
When brewed/released? Seasonal beer released for February 2017. Check out their beer release calendar here!
IBU: 60






What's on the Bottle: "The result of our ongoing international quest for the choicest of hops, this wondrous IPA sports a South African hop bill bursting with lush tropical radness and a rich, juicy mouthfeel that stimulates the palate and satisfies the soul. It's a globe-spanning smackdown of flavors, and we're pretty psyched to put some in your grill-piece."


Where distributed: As of February 2017, Modern Times distributes their beer in California and Hawaii, and will be distributing to the Pacific Northwest (OR and WA) by March 2017. See if Modern Times ships to your area!

REVIEW:
Appearance (5%): Poured mostly clear golden into a pint glass. Off-white head and some lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tropical-dank. Pine, citrus, peach, and other stone fruit notes. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Juicy, sweet tropical explosion, with dank up front. Getting passion fruit, citrus, and peach. Clean and refreshing. To me, the right amount of tropical and dankness that I can drink for days. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. More juicy on the tongue, as advertised. 4.75/5

Overall (20%): A world-class IPA. Although I've had several beers from Modern Times, this is easily my favorite one from them to date. The Experimental Hop XJA2436 and African Queen hops are more tropical, dank, and stone fruit, while the Southern Passion brings more earthy notes. The combination here is genius. I love that it's right in my sweet spot for ABV. It states 60 IBUs, drinks like 60 IBUs, but packs kickass flavor. Totally worthy of a world-class rating from me. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.738/5

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