Friday, July 15, 2016

3 Magnets Brewing 3Mag Sun IPA

Beer Name: 3Mag Sun IPA
Brewery: 3 Magnets Brewing (Olympia, WA)
ABV: 6.6%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.00 for a 22 oz. bottle

Date Bottled: May 31, 2016
Date Purchased: July 4, 2016
Date Opened: July 6, 2016
IBUs: 65

When brewed? Seasonal beer. Part of their "Flagship" Collaboration Series. It used to be known as Sunbreak IPA before a name change in 2015.

What's on the Bottle: "In the Pacific Northwest the weather can change at the drop of a hat. To help you prepare, we've crafted the perfect IPA to enjoy on a sunny day. Dry with notes of citrus and just the right amount of bitterness, this IPA is sure to refresh your palette."

Where distributed: As of July 2016, 3 Magnets Brewing ships just to the Pacific Northwest. I know they are at least found in Oregon and Washington. See if 3 Magnets ships to your area!

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

Smell (25%): Tropical mango, grapefruit, some orange and tangerine notes. A bit malty. Hoppy. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Dank and hop-forward. Predominantly grapefruit and mango juicy towards the middle of the experience, some tangerine notes. Good bitterness on the tongue. Getting a bit more octane on flavor than with the 3Mag Rain IPA. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied. Dry on the tongue, yet the mouth permeates with citrus. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. 3 Magnets continues to impress me with their IPA lineup. The citrus experience is a big plus here. I find myself enjoying the 3Mag Rain a bit more than this, but 3Mag Sun should be a welcome addition for any IPA fan. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.263/5

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