Sunday, June 18, 2017

Reuben's Brews International Style Juice IPA

Beer Name: International Style Juice
Brewery: Reuben's Brews (Seattle, WA) in collaboration with Alvarado Street Brewery (Monterey, CA)
ABV: 6.0%
How sold: 16 oz cans (only in Seattle area); on draft
Where bought: Tin Bucket (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.00 for 16 oz. pint

Date Purchased: June 11, 2017
When brewed? Limited-time beer released late May 2017.
IBUs: 50

Commercial Description: "A big, juicy, fruity IPA coming in at 6% ABV and 50 IBUs. Lots of Mosaic and a little Amarillo give notes of passion fruit, mango, a little orange and citrus."

Where distributed: As of June 2017, Reuben's Brews ships just to the Pacific Northwest. They recently started distributing to the Portland area after being mostly exclusive to the Seattle market for a few years. See if 3 Magnets ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Some white head. Good lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus orange, passion fruit, and stone fruit. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Tropical-forward, with passion fruit and citrus on the back end. Delicious, yet straightforward and nothing real memorable. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Juicy on the tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. Another tasty New England-style IPA has graced the Pacific NW. Another very drinkable beer with great tropical presence. I wish I could have gotten my hands on a few cans. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.138/5

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