Friday, November 17, 2017

Silver City Brewery Tropic Haze IPA

Beer Name: Tropic Haze IPA
Brewery: Silver City Brewery (Bremerton, WA)
ABV: 6.4%
How sold: 12 oz. cans; on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $1.99 for a 12 oz. can

Date Purchased: July 4, 2017 Date Drank: July 19, 2017
When brewed? Year-round beer.
IBU: 50

What's on the Website: "A seemingly magical reaction between a specialized yeast strain, oats, wheat, and an experimental hop variety results in a blossom of rich, tropical fruit flavor that is a feast for the eyes, with a silky-smooth texture and clean finish." Read more here!

Where distributed: Silver City Brewery distributes within the state of Washington.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden into a pint class. Frothy white head. Trace lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Pleasing tropical citrus; grapefruit and tangerine mostly. Very inviting. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Tropical-forward, mostly citrus grapefruit and tangerine from start to finish, including the aftertaste. Full of delicious flavor without being too bitter. Panda approves. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Slight dry tongue, but lots of lovely juicy tropical tangerine. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. I grabbed this mostly for the hazy IPA qualities I expected. A very pleasant surprise, as a local brewery delivers a refreshing, tropical-forward beer most suited for the summer months, but frankly can be enjoyed year-round. Great price compared to some other craft beers. I'll definitely be buying more of this one. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.65/5

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