Sunday, April 30, 2017

Culmination Brewing Momentary Lapse of Reason IPA

Beer Name: Momentary Lapse of Reason
Brewery: Culmination Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 8.4%
How sold: Only on draft
Where bought: Culmination Brewing (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.00 for 13 oz. glass

Date Debuted: March 26, 2017 (approximate)
Date Drank: April 2, 2017
When brewed? Limited-time beer in March and April 2017.
IBUs: 26

More About This Beer: Momentary Lapse of Reason was the second New England-style IPA brewed by Culmination Brewing, the first being Obscured by Clouds in February 2017. Momentary Lapse of Reason was brewed with Polaris, Cascade, Citra, Eldrado, and Mandarina Bavaria hops. It has the same ABV and IBU as Obscured by Clouds.

Where distributed: Culmination Brewing can be found in the Pacific Northwest. It slowly but surely has expanded throughout the Portland area.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Some white head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical, typical NE-style IPA with more stone fruit aromas. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): A juicy tropical double IPA that follows the nose. Loving the stone fruit. Virtually no octane, some malt. Drinks very easy. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Slightly dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome Double IPA. As more New England-style (hazy) IPAs enter the Portland market, my temptation to take a trip to that part of the United States increases. For me at this stage, the key to a great new England-style IPA is keeping that lovely tropical feel while keeping the bitterness very low and any octane well masked. There was no momentary lapse of reason in getting Momentary Lapse of Reason. This was simply a great choice. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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