Saturday, October 15, 2016

Bellevue Brewing KZOK Electric Citrus IPA

Beer Name: KZOK Electric Citrus IPA
Brewery: Bellevue Brewing (Bellevue, WA)
ABV: 6.9%
How sold: 12 oz cans; 22 oz bottles
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $4.99 for 22 oz bottle

Date Bottled: February 11, 2016
Date Purchased: June 12, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: June 17, 2016
IBUs: 69
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Available February through September 2016.

Where distributed: Bellevue Brewing distributes through Columbia Distributing, which only ships to Oregon, Washington, and California as of June 2016. They also started canning their beers in 2016. Check to see whether Bellevue Brewing is in your area!

What's on the Bottle: "Supercharged citrus notes, dizzying hop aromatics, and a complex malt body that captivate the senses."

What's on the Website: "Our partnership with Seattle-based 102.5 FM KZOK - The Classic Rock Station represents a full-time charitable beer program designed centered on one of the best pairings in the world: fresh, delicious beer and classic rock. A portion of all KZOK beer and co-branded merchandise goes directly to the charities selected by the BBC, KZOK, and our distributor Columbia Distributing." Read more here!

Appearance (5%): Poured slightly hazy light peach-orange into a pint glass. Frothy white head. Some lacing left on the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Lovely tropical (pineapple, grapefruit, orange). Refreshing. Addicting. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Pineapple-grapefruit-orange hops and complementing malt from start to finish. A very drinkable and refreshing tropical brew with some backbone. Walks that ideal line. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Tropical nature sticks to the tongue a bit, which I find a good thing. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. The tropical burst here already scored major points for this beer, but it made me happier when this 6.9% brew, to me, had that ideal malty complement that seemed to boost that tropical experience. I don't get this 102.5 FM station where I'm at, but it sounds like I'd want to rock along to the tunes as I continue to drink this. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.488/5

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