Friday, August 12, 2016

Ninkasi Brewing Beer Run IPA

Beer Name: Beer Run IPA
Brewery: Ninkasi Brewing Co. (Eugene, OR)
ABV: 7.3%
How sold: 22 oz. (650 mL) bottles
Where bought: Safeway (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $5.99 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Purchased: May 20, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: May 24, 2016
IBUs: 80
When brewed? Special release in 2016.

Where distributed: As of May 2016, Ninkasi Brewing ships to 14 states (including the District of Columbia) and two Canadian provinces (British Columbia and Alberta). Click here for where Ninkasi ships its beer!

What's on the Bottle/Website: "Whether making a run to the corner store or through the mountains, this gloriously crisp and flavorful IPA is worth grabbing. With bold hops and a lively citrus kick, enjoy Beer Run from start to finish." Read more here!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden-orange into a pint glass. Lots of tiny bubbles and an off-white head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Refreshing citrus and slight floral notes. 3.75/5

Taste (40%): A combination of floral, citrus, malty, and slightly dank characteristics. A bit bitter on the aftertaste, and dry on the tongue. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied with slight carbonation. Dry on the tongue. 3.75/5

Overall (20%): A good to decent IPA. I frankly bought it more because it was a special release, and it was a good IPA for what it was. This simply did not stand out when compared to the many IPAs I have enjoyed over time, and frankly, I have had better IPAs from Ninkasi. This was just fine to me. 3.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 3.775/5

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