Friday, December 30, 2016

Track 7 Brewing Left Eye Right Eye IPA

Beer Name: Left Eye Right Eye
Brewery: Track 7 Brewing Co. (Sacramento, CA)
ABV: 9.5%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA) ****bought online
Price: $8.49 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Purchased: September 15, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: September 29, 2016
When brewed? Year-round beer.
IBUs: 65 (on bottle); 100 (on website)

What's on the Website: "Features a blend of 5 hop varieties that delivers an intense hop experience with a smooth finish.  Big tangerine and grapefruit aromas power Left Eye, Right Eye while the malt flavors are purposefully subdued. Fresh and lively hop character." Read more here!

Where distributed: As of September 2016, Track 7 beers are only found in California. Click here to see if Track 7 Brewing is near you!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. Frothy off-white head. Only trace lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Awesome combination of tropical-bitter (grapefruit, tangerine) and slight malt. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Tropical-citrus, with slight malt and bitterness at the start. Citrus peel comes to mind. Slight octane. Aftertaste brings out more orange and tangerine qualities. Tangerine engulfs the entire mouth. Very drinkable for 9.5%. A wonderful experience. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium to medium-full bodied, good carbonation. A bit sticky on the tongue to let the citrus bitterness linger for a while. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding Double IPA. New brewery to try, another tasty beer. For me, the tangerine was the big star here. Not bad at $8.49 for a 22 oz bomber. I'm adding this Track 7 beer to the list should I visit California. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.5/5

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