Saturday, December 19, 2015

7 Seas Brewing Rude Parrot IPA

Beer Name: Rude Parrot IPA
Brewery: 7 Seas Brewing Co. (Gig Harbor, WA)
ABV: 5.9%.
How sold: 12 oz. cans and 16 oz. tallboy cans.
Where bought: Total Wine (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $1.99 for 12 oz. can

Date Purchased: October 23, 2015
Date Opened/Drank: November 1, 2015
IBUs: 75
When brewed? Year-round beer.

Where distributed: 7 Seas Brewing appears to stay local to the State of Washington. Unknown as to whether they ship or distribute outside of the state yet. Drop them a line for more information!

What's on the Can/Website: "Loud, sassy, and relentless, the Rude Parrot has an insatiable appetite for hops! Brewed with Vienna, light Crystal, and a touch of Honey malt, this golden hued IPA is aggressively hopped with Simcoe and Citra hops. A big, juicy, tropical fruit citrusy hop aroma yields way to an off dry, pleasantly bitter finish." Read more here!

Appearance (5%): Poured a clear orange-amber into a pint glass. About 3-5 millimeters of off-white head. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Big tropical grapefruit aroma with slight sweet-malt and pine notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Lovely tropical grapefruit and pine flavors with slightly sweet malty qualities. Bitterness lingers on the tongue and slowly fades. Refreshing and very delicious. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium body with slight carbonation on the tongue. The citrus-bitterness attacks the palate as you keep drinking it. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Score another one for the local microbreweries. Basically bought this one on a whim just to try it and wound up with another awesome local IPA option. They also have a Double IPA that I may try in the future. In 2015, this brewery was voted Best Brewery in the South Sound (by South Sound Magazine) for the sixth year in a row. The brewery opts for cans (instead of bottles) to keep oxygen and sunlight out. Gig Harbor has a gem with 7 Seas Brewing. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.375/5

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