Saturday, December 31, 2016

Track 7 Brewing Panic IPA

Beer Name: Panic IPA
Brewery: Track 7 Brewing Co. (Sacramento, CA)
ABV: 7.0%
How sold: 12 oz cans; 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA) ****bought online
Price: $2.49 for 12 oz. can

Date Purchased: September 15, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: October 7, 2016
When brewed? Year-round beer.
IBUs: 70

What's on the Website: "Track 7 Brewing Co. was admittedly an odd West Coast brewery for one very conspicuous omission in its beer line-up when its doors first opened – there was no IPA to be found.  After several months of hearing requests (and even pleas) to add an IPA to our line-up, we released the Panic IPA in August 2012. Panic IPA is heavily hopped with modern American hop royalty, featuring Amarillo and Simcoe. The result is an IPA that includes both subtle citrus flavors and a not-so-subtle stone fruit and slightly dank nose.  Big hops and a smooth body make Panic an exceptional example of a West Coast Style IPA. After opening with no IPA on tap, panic spread through the capital city of Sac. We flirted with the recipe for several months until we had an IPA worthy of the hype. This goes out to all you IPA crazed fans. Panic optional." Read more here!

Where distributed: As of October 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%): Good tropical (mango, passion fruit, papaya, tangerine), floral, and slight malt. 4/5

Taste (40%): Uplifting tropical-hop and floral flavor. Aftertaste leaves more of a tangerine experience. Easy drinking. Frankly, not as much back-end flavor as I would have liked, but still decent. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Slightly dry finish with a bit of lingering bitterness. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. I preferred the Left Eye Right Eye over this, but I'm happy that they both shared the tangerine flavors on the aftertaste. OK for $2.49 here. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.05/5

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