Saturday, April 8, 2017

Three Weavers Expatriate IPA

Beer Name: Expatriate
Brewery: Three Weavers Brewing Co. (Inglewood, CA)
ABV: 6.9%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $9.39 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Bought: November 17, 2016
Date Opened: November 27, 2016
When brewed/released? Year-round beer. One of their four Core beers.

What's on the Bottle: "Inspired by the Three Weav3rs community, our West Coast IPA is bright and laden with notes of tropical fruits. Brewed with Maris Otter and Two-Row Barley, a touch of English Crystal Malt and loaded with new age American hops, Expatriate is home no matter where you are." Read more here!

Where distributed: As of November 2016, Three Weavers Brewing distributes mainly within Southern California. They started distribution to Oregon in November 2016.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. Frothy white head and trace lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Very tropical, getting notes of passion fruit, pineapple, and stone fruit. Loving it. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Same as the nose, mostly refreshing, tropical qualities all around. Getting more of a citrus experience on the back end. Extremely drinkable and dangerous. I'd pair it with the usual, traditional bar food. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Another new brewery for me to try, and another awesome first experience. I'd eventually love to try a Double IPA version of this; that could have world-class potential. The price may be on the steep side at $9.39 for a 22 oz. bomber, but if you're an IPA lover, don't let that deter you from trying this. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.325/5

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