Friday, July 8, 2016

3 Magnets Brewing Big Dumb Face

Beer Name: Big Dumb Face
Brewery: 3 Magnets Brewing (Olympia, WA) in collaboration with Triceratops Brewing (Olympia, WA)
ABV: 9.4%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $8.31 for a 22 oz. bottle

Date Bottled: April 26, 2016
Date Purchased: May 14, 2016
Date Opened: May 18, 2016
When brewed? Limited-edition. Part of their "Hey Buddy" Collaboration Series.
IBUs: 100

What's on the Bottle: "Our big dumb face brewer teamed up with Triceratops Brewing's big dumb face brewer and set off the big dumb fire alarm while brewing this big dumb beer. My ears are still ringing. In 1898, Sir Ebenezer Howard wrote the good Garden Cities of To-Morrow, in which he took aspects of Town living and Country living to create the concept of a utopian city that lives harmoniously with nature (Town-Country). Three Magnets Brewing celebrates his way of thinking, which is exemplified in the Pacific Northwest with our close connections to nature, commitment to sustainable living, abundance of quality meats and fresh seafood, and embracement of community supported agriculture."

Where distributed: As of May 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 hazy light orange into a pint glass. Off-white head and some lacing on the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Slight malt with tropical fruit (grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine). 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Balanced combination of malt, tropical citrus (grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine), and dankness. Some alcoholic octane. Juicy from start to finish. Fruity and hop-forward. Very drinkable for 9.4%. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, velvety on the tongue and extremely refreshing. Smooth. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Another successful collaboration that again brought juiciness to the table. 3 Magnets hits another home run with a refreshing, delicious IPA. Most times, I forgot or couldn't tell that this was 100 IBUs and 9.4% ABV. Freakin' awesome. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.488/5

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