Friday, July 28, 2017

Bottle Logic Recursion 9.0 IPA

Beer Name: Recursion 9.0 IPA
Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing (Anaheim, CA)
ABV: 6.5%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $7.99 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Bought: March 29, 2017
Date Received: April 6, 2017
Date Opened: April 25, 2017
When brewed/released? Seasonal or limited-time beer. Part of their Induction Series. The 9.0 recipe is deemed the best version of this IPA to date.

What's on the Website: "The culmination of the Recursion experiment! This is the 9.0 recipe, chosen as the best version of this West Coast IPA series!"

Where distributed: As of April 2017, Bottle Logic Brewing beers are only found in Southern California. Click here to see where!

Appearance (5%): Poured slightly hazy dark golden into a pint glass. Frothy white head, some nice lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Mix of malt with tropical passion fruit and citrus. 4/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; mostly malty with tropical passion fruit and citrus. More citrus experience on the back end. Malt takes over more than I would normally like, but I like that this has more flavor than most IPAs I've had at this ABV equivalent. Not a lot of bitterness here. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Slightly dry tongue. Not much bitterness, fairly easy drinking. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. Another California brewery to check off the list. I first heard about them last year while shopping around for IPAs. Considering that I may take trips to SoCal every year (and try to hit the Anaheim area), it was only a matter of time before I tried beer from this brewery. This one was admittedly maltier than expected, but it's otherwise pretty easy drinking and tasty. I look forward to trying more beers from Bottle Logic. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.038/5

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