Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hopworks Urban Brewery Chill Murray Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Chill Murray
Brewery: Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland, OR; Vancouver, WA)
ABV: 7.0%
How sold: 4-packs of 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Hopworks Urban Brewery (Vancouver, WA location)
Price: $5.75 for 12 oz tulip glass; $14.00 for 4-pack of 16 oz tallboy cans

Date Canned: February 27, 2018
Date Drank: March 1, 2018 (on draft at the brewery)
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Released to the public on 3/1/2018 in cans and on draft. Part of their rotating Hazy IPA series that previously included Super Chill. Only 40 cases of Chill Murray were canned (otherwise put in kegs for draft).
IBU: 17

Commercial Description: "Idiosyncratic and unpredictable, this Hazy IPA will have you sailing the largest storms while taking baby steps  through life. Organic flaked barley, organic oats, Skagit Valley soft wheat meet up with Eureka, Azacca, and organic Citra and Galaxy hops."

Where distributed: As of March 2018, Hopworks ships to six U.S. states (AK, CA, ID, OR, UT, and WA), Canada (BC and Alberta only), Japan, and The Netherlands. Click here!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy orange into a tulip glass (chalice). White head, some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Mostly tropical (grapefruit, peach, apricot), with some resiny and oaty notes. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Slightly oaty and resin forward, with tropical peach, grapefruit, and apricot. Aftertaste includes more oats and tropical grapefruit. Very slight octane, if any. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium bodied, some carbonation. Juicy, with slight dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. I thought Super Chill was a better beer than Chill Murray, as the oats here may have taken over a bit much for me. Still, the tropical came through, leading to a solid score. I look forward to the next beer in the series. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.113/5

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