Friday, October 6, 2017

Beachwood Brewing Cryo Me a River IPA

Beer Name: Cryo Me a River IPA
Brewery: Beachwood Brewing (Seal Beach, CA; Huntington Beach, CA; Long Beach, CA)
ABV: 7.1%
How sold: On draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $3.75 for glass (8-10 oz)

Date Drank: June 7, 2017
When brewed? Special release beer. Also check their Beer Release Calendar for more!
IBU: 87

What's on the Website: "We're filled with tears of joy over our newest IPA! Brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic, Cryo Me a River is dry-hopped with "cryo extracted" lupulin powder for explosive aromatics."  Click here for more!

Where distributed: Beachwood Brewing generally distributes within Southern California. They did a release in Portland (Oregon) in June.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a snifter glass. Some white head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical grapefruit and piney. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Intense tropical with controlled bitterness. Mosaic and Simcoe shine here. Explosive flavors all the way. A delicious West Coast-style IPA. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; some carbonation. Simply satisfying. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. During a Beachwood event at Belmont Station, I sampled a few different offerings and the clear IPA winner was Cryo Me a River for its huge tropical experience, controlled bitterness, and overall easy drinking IPA. At about 7.1%, it is in my typical "sweet spot" for IPAs. Beachwood Brewing supports other small businesses and is against the macro beer "takeover." I'm a fan, and I'm happy they have arrived in Portland. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.463/5

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