Sunday, July 2, 2017

Heretic Brewing Make America Juicy Again IPA


Beer Name: Make America Juicy Again
Brewery: Heretic Brewing (Fairfield, CA)
ABV: 6.5%
How sold: 12 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $2.39 for 12 oz. can

Date Canned: May 23, 2017
Date Purchased: June 7, 2017
Date Opened: June 13, 2017
When brewed? Likely a one-time batch.




Commercial Description from Untappd: "Made with Belma, Mosaic and Citra hops. Big & juicy - a grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, mango & tropical fruit bomb with a hint of bitterness for balance."

Where distributed: Heretic Brewing generally distributes to 10 U.S. states and five other countries. This particular beer may have a more limited distribution. Check whether Heretic distributes to your area!

REVIEW:
Appearance (5%): Poured hazy peach-colored into a pint glass. Frothy white head; significant lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Boatloads of tropical citrus, mango, passion fruit, and stone fruit. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. More of the mango and lemon come through here, tag teaming with the passion fruit and citrus. Amazing beer. 4.75/5

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

Overall (20%): A world-class Double IPA. Heretic Brewing now jumps into the hazy New England-style IPA game. I mainly got this for the name of the beer (a play on Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan). I couldn't find any information on their website about this, so it appears to be a one-time offering for now. I sure hope it comes back, and on a more regular basis, because they nailed the tropical citrus and passion fruit experience here. Huge thumbs up and a definite recommend. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.713/5

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