Sunday, October 8, 2017

Ex Novo Brewing Eliot IPA (Guava Brewer's Edition)

Beer Name: Eliot IPA - Guava Brewer's Edition
Brewery: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.6%
How sold: 4 packs of 16 oz. tallboys
Where bought: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.15 for a 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: September 22, 2017
Date Purchased: September 26, 2017
Date Drank: September 28, 2017
When brewed? Special release, Brewer's Edition.
IBUs: 65

What's on the Can: "A tribute to our wonderful neighborhood, this IPA is full of citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Aromatic and balanced with a smooth finish, a NW IPA all the way. At Ex Novo, we believe in making things right. We strive to make the best possible beer for you and your friends. We also work hard to help others make things right, both in our city and around the globe. As a non-profit brewery, we craft distinct & enjoyable beers & donate 100% of our net profits to organizations building a better world. So, when you drink this beer, you're helping those in need."

Where distributed: As of September 2017, Ex Novo Brewing distributes to the Portland (OR), Los Angeles, SW Washington. Japan, and San Francisco Bay Area markets. Check whether Ex Novo ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy peach colored into a pint glass. White head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Pleasing guava. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Guava from start to finish. Clean, delicious, and refreshing. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Some dry tongue, fairly juicy. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. Ex Novo's Eliot Guava release is overall a success. Glad to have enjoyed this while fresh. I do prefer their regular Eliot IPA at the end of the day, though. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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