Friday, July 1, 2016

Fort George Suicide Squeeze

Beer Name: Suicide Squeeze
Brewery: Fort George Brewery & Public House (Astoria, OR)
ABV: 7.2%
How sold: 4-packs of 16 oz. tallboy cans
Where bought: Imperial Bottle Shop (Portland, OR)
Price: $3.00 for a 16 oz single

Date Purchased: April 23, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: April 25, 2016
When brewed? Limited-time/seasonal beer. Special edition.

Where distributed: Fort George appears to stay local and ships to Washington, Oregon, and Idaho as of this blog post. I am not sure if they ship elsewhere. Check their Beer Finder!

What's on the Website: "Dank, Lush, Choice. Not the same Session IPA from 2014 - the brewery has remastered the recipe in a big, big way. Artfully cut like a 7" vinyl, *Special Edition pops with Mosaic, Amarillo and Citra hops. Front-loaded with organic 2-row barley and paired with deep cuts of specialty malt, - Suicide Squeeze IPA is a well-rounded experience." Read more here!

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

Smell (25%): Sweet tropical aroma. Lychee, peach, and pineapple come to mind. 4/5

Taste (40%): Nice tropical malt and some dankness upfront. Sweet burst of lychee, peach, and pineapple throughout. Refreshing with controlled bitterness. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Somewhat of a dry finish. 4/5

Overall (20%): A solid IPA. I was honestly more a fan of their Fresh Wet Hop IPA and Vortex IPA. This one tends to bring out more dankness and tastes sweeter than what I'm generally used to for IPAs. Still, I would gladly drink this. A tad on the fence as to whether this was worth $3, but still worth checking out at least once. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.125/5

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