Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ecliptic Brewing Starburst IPA


Beer Name: Starburst IPA
Brewery: Ecliptic Brewing Co. (Portland, OR)
ABV: 7.8%
How sold: 12 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $1.99 for 22 oz bottle

Date Canned: March 14, 2017
Date Purchased: April 1, 2017
Date Opened: April 11, 2017
When brewed? Year-round beer. Released March 2017 and will be year-round.
IBU: 75





What's on the Can: "A juicy, tropical IPA with a galaxy's worth of Amarillo, Azacca, Centennial, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops."

Where distributed: Ecliptic Brewing distributes to select states. They have allowed Bruisin' Ales to ship Ecliptic's beer to virtually all U.S. states.

REVIEW:
Appearance (5%): Poured mostly clear golden into a pint glass. Frothy white head, trace lacing on the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Lots of tropical citrus and pine. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Juicy tropical citrus and pine. Slightly malty in the middle of the experience. Aftertaste is mostly orange citrus. Delicious. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Juicy, virtually no dry tongue. Hint of citrus bitterness. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Ecliptic Brewing hit a home run with this one in my book; just the right amount of ABV and IBU, but remaining on the juicy side with awesome tropical. Since this is joining the year-round family of beers, you'll be able to get this anytime. As an added bonus, this seemed to pair well with the spicy turkey chili I had. Good deal at $2 for a 12 oz single. Definitely worth checking out. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.263/5

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