Sunday, January 28, 2018

Ex Novo Brewing We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Hazy Double IPA

Beer Name: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Brewery: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 8.5%
How sold: 4 packs of 16 oz. tallboys; on draft
Where bought: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR)
Price: $16.00 for 4-pack of 16 oz tallboy cans

Date Canned: January 19, 2018
Date Purchased: January 21, 2018
Date Drank: January 22, 2018
When brewed? Special release; limited-time beer.
IBUs: 55 (according to Untappd)

What's on the Can: "6 lbs of hops per barrel! Double dry hopped with Citra Amarillo & Galaxy hops."

What's on their Facebook event: "Over 6lbs/barrel of Citra, Amarillo and Galaxy in this hazy Double IPA."

Where distributed: As of January 2018, 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 light orange into a pint glass. White head. Some lacing at the top of the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus and stone fruit (i.e. peach and papaya). More malty, dank, and octane-forward than Not Too Brite, which was released in mid-December. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Octane-forward, then a malty experience before finishing with abundance of tropical citrus. Octane and malt may have upstaged the tropical a bit too much for me. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. More on the syrupy side with some juicy qualities, some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome Double IPA. Ex Novo produced another wonderful NE-style beer here. While I hoped the octane would stay more in check, I could appreciate the tropical more towards the aftertaste. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.113/5

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