Sunday, March 25, 2018

Bottle Logic / Great Notion Frogger GLC Triple IPA

Beer Name: Frogger GLC
Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing (Anaheim, CA) in collaboration with Great Notion Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 11.0%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $5.99 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Bought: January 11, 2018
Date Received: January 17, 2018 (approximate)
Date Drank: March 11, 2018
When brewed/released? Limited-time beer.
IBU: 66 (per Untappd)

Commercial Description: "An ode to the golden age of arcade games and sitcoms about nothing, Frogger GLC is an 11% epic of a New England Style Triple IPA packed with Mosaic, Citra, and Galaxy hops for bold notes of overripe tropical fruit and bittersweet orange peel."

Where distributed: As of March 2018, Bottle Logic Brewing beers are found in Southern California and the Bay Area. Click here to see where!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden orange into a pint glass. White head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Resiny malty with citrus tropical (i.e. lemon and tangerine). 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Octane-forward, which goes away after a couple seconds and leaves a orange or tangerine-citrus aftertaste. Not much bitterness. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, good carbonation. Dry tongue. 4/5

Overall (20%): A solid to awesome IPA. It was great that Bottle Logic collabed with Great Notion, but I could not recall seeing Frogger GLC on tap anywhere in the area. Unless Great Notion quietly tapped their keg, I didn't see anyone else in Portland get one. Frogger fits the bill of a solid NE-Style Triple IPA; boozy but finishes with pleasant tropical. I've had other Triple IPAs that don't hit as hard on the octane (so I wouldn't put this in the upper echelon of TIPAs), but frankly, it's what one should otherwise expect from an 11% beer. I'm glad I'm drinking this all at home, that's for sure. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.075/5

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