Friday, May 12, 2017

Crux Gimme Mo' Not Just Another IPA

Beer Name: Gimme Mo' Not Just Another IPA
Brewery: Crux Fermentation Project (Bend, OR)
ABV: 6.2%
How sold: 6-packs of 12 oz. (355 mL) cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $2.99 for a 12 oz. single

Date Bottled: November 7, 2016
Date Purchased: December 10, 2016
Date Opened: December 11, 2016
When brewed? Year-round beer.
IBU: 50

What's on the Website/Bottle: "Geez - not another IPA! That's right, this is not just another IPA. Consider it a next generation IPA. A slightly sweet, lower ABV, IPA providing welcome relief from the onslaught of bitter hop bombs out there. Its complex aromatic layers, suggest mango, melon, pine and berries, are driven by whole-lead Mosaic and Citra hops which are then balanced by an acidulated and pilsner malt bill. Finally, its silky smooth mouthfeel will leave you asking for "mo!'" Read more here!

Where distributed: As of December 2016, Crux ships to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, and Colorado. See if Crux ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear dark golden into a pint glass. White to off-white head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Sweet tropical (melon and mango). Very pleasing. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Tropical from the start, mainly mango and melon, with berry notes. Refreshing and flavorful. Not bitter to me. I'm a fan. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Slightly dry on the tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. This one had been on my radar for some time, as I've been a fan of Crux's beers and had yet to try this IPA. The melon, mango, and berry experience is a lovely break from the general West Coast-style IPA. The flavors are not too assertive and would make a quality session-like beer for me. Good stuff here. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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