Friday, June 1, 2018

Barlic Brewing What the Fluff New England Style IPA

Beer Name: What the Fluff New England Hazy IPA
Brewery: Baerlic Brewing Co. (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.6%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.98 for a 16 oz. tallboy cans

Date Canned: January 8, 2018
Date Purchased: January 13, 2018
Date Drank: February 1, 2018
When brewed/released? Limited-time beer.

Commercial Description: "Crazy Hazy, Juicy Loosey New England Style IPA with ridonculous amounts of tropical fruit, candy, bubblegum, candied orange, pink grapefruit & juicy fruit notes that jump out of the glass endlessly!"

Where distributed: As of June 2018, Baerlic Brewing self-distributes their beer in the Portland metro area.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden orange into a pint glass. White head, some lacing at the top of the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tons of tropical. Sweet tangerine and grapefruit. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Smooth tropical all the way through the aftertaste. Bitterness neutralized. Trying to savor every drop, and fighting the urge to chug this. 5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Extremely juicy and silky on the tongue. 4.75/5

Overall (20%): A world-class IPA. Much like Line Culture from November 2017 (which I went straight to Baerlic for), What the Fluff is another example of a killer New England Style IPA. Extremely smooth, and before you know it, the glass is empty. Between Line Culture and WTF, it's virtually a push, with the edge going to WTF. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.838/5

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