Beer Name: Stay West IPA
Brewery: Breakside Brewery (Portland, OR)
How sold: 12 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $2.59 for 12 oz bottle
Date Purchased: November 11, 2017
Date Drank: November 24, 2017
When brewed? Limited-time or rotational beer. Released around April 2017 on draft; released around November 2017 in bottles.
What's on the Bottle: "True to the pacific. Citrusy, refreshing, kinda magical."
Where Distributed: As of January 2018, Breakside distributes to 13 states and British Columbia. Find their beer here!
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Poured clear dark golden into a pint glass. White head. 4.25/5
Smell (25%): Mostly tropical sweet orange and grapefruit. Slight malty, creamy notes, at least without any octane detected. 4.25/5
Taste (40%): Slightly resiny or malt-forward at the start, with no real discernible tropical flavor. Aftertaste finally brings grapefruit and other citrus peel notes. Fairly indifferent on the taste at the start, but the aftertaste was very good. 3.75/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Slightly dry tongue. 4.25/5
Overall (20%): A decent IPA. For me, Stay West was pedestrian against the other top-notch IPAs that I've had from Breakside. Any tropical flavors seemed delayed before finally coming out toward the aftertaste. 4/5
Final Weighted Rating: 4/5