Saturday, July 8, 2017

Novo Brazil Bossa Haze Double IPA

Beer Name: Bossa Haze Double IPA
Brewery: Novo Brazil Brewing Co. (Chula Vista, CA)
ABV: 7.6%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $4.99 for 16 oz tallboy can

Date Bought: March 29, 2017
Date Received: April 5, 2017
Date Opened: April 10, 2017 
When brewed? Special release beer. Released March 18, 2017.
IBU: 60

What's on the Can: "Bossa Nova, our newest hazy Double IPA, can't be described with words other than trendy and sophisticated. This state of the art ale will thrill you with its intense tropical aromas. Brewed in collaboration with Creative Creature."

Where distributed: As of May 2017, Novo Brazil mainly distributes their beer in California, but they also sell their beer online.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy peach-colored into a pint glass. Unfiltered. Frothy white head. Nice lacing on the glass, mainly at the top. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical pine and citrus, with stone fruit. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Tropical stone fruit and citrus with yeast and very slight octane for most of the experience, then amazing citrus on the aftertaste. Certainly fits the bill of a New England-style IPA, at least from the beers I've enjoyed over the years. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Juicy tropical experience, akin to your usual New England-style IPA. Bitterness is well controlled. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent Double IPA. Adding another New England-style IPA to the blog, and much like the others I've had, this one was another very good choice. I got my information mostly from beer articles and not necessarily straight from the brewery itself. However, it was pricey at nearly $5 for one 16 oz can. Despite being a good beer, at the end of the day, I questioned myself as to whether I would pay for another one of these if given the chance. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.275/5

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