Friday, October 13, 2017

Pelican Brewing Dirty Bird NW IPA

Beer Name: Dirty Bird NW IPA
Brewery: Pelican Brewing Co. (Pacific City, OR)
ABV: 7.0%
How sold: Six-packs (12 oz. cans); on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $1.99 for 12 oz. single

Date Bottled: April 3, 2017
Date Purchased: June 11, 2017
Date Drank: June 20, 2017
When brewed? Seasonal beer released in Spring.
IBUs: 65

Awards: 2016 Silver Medal, Australian International Beer Awards; 2017 Bronze Medal (Other IPA), Australian International Beer Awards (Other IPA). Go here!

What's on the Bottle/Website: "Spend any time outdoors in spring in the Pacific Northwest, and you’ll see just how wet things can get. To celebrate this time of year, we’ve created an IPA you’ll enjoy no matter your muddy tracks. This seasonal IPA sports a unique combination of traits we simply call “old school meets new school.” The bright copper color of a campfire, Dirty Bird features a citrusy, tropical hop aroma and rich, toasty malt climax packed with invigorating carbonation and a satisfying hoppy finish. Go on, don’t be afraid to get a little dirty." Read more here!

Where distributed: Pelican Brewing ships to select states. It can at least be found in the Pacific Northwest.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy copper into a pint glass. Frothy off-white head. Good lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus, grapefruit, and pineapple, with caramelized toasty malt. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; the tropical and the caramelized malt work in harmony. Tons of flavor from start to finish. Citrusy and hoppy finish, but not overly bitter. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Slight dry tongue, if any. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. A delicious beer from Pelican, tons of flavor with each component seemingly complementing the others. Frankly, it's also a cheap craft beer option that's local to the area. ABV is right in my sweet spot. Kickass purchase. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.488/5

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