Saturday, June 9, 2018

Ecliptic Brewing Phaser Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Phaser Hazy IPA
Brewery: Ecliptic Brewing Co. (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.5%
How sold: 12 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $1.97 for 12 oz can

Date Canned: January 19, 2018
Date Purchased: January 27, 2018
Date Opened: February 5, 2018
When brewed? Seasonal beer.
IBU: 45 (according to Untappd)

What's on the Can/Website: "Juicy and unfiltered, Phaser Hazy IPA stuns with a lively array of fruity hop notes.  Phaser features Citra, Azacca, Mosaic, Motueka, and Calypso hops."

Where distributed: Ecliptic Brewing distributes to select states. They have allowed Bruisin' Ales to ship Ecliptic's beer to virtually all U.S. states.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy milky orange into a pint glass. White head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical passion fruit, papaya, and mango with yeasty, oaty, and resiny notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Juicy tropical citrus with oaty, slight resin, and yeast notes. Aftertaste is mostly orange citrus. Maybe just a tad on the watery side for my liking, but ridiculously drinkable. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Very juicy, virtually no dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. Ecliptic's take on the hazy IPA is a successful one. The best part here is how easy this beer went down. I'd put it in the "very dangerously delicious" category. Being a local beer, it's also very affordable. If anything, a tad more tropical flavor would send the rating more into outer space. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.488/5

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