Saturday, June 2, 2018

Ex Novo Brewing Juicy in the Sky With Diamonds Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Juicy in the Sky With Diamonds
Brewery: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.8%
How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $4.49 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: February 23, 2018
Date Purchased: March 10, 2018
Date Drank: April 15, 2018
When brewed? Special release; limited-time beer.
IBUs: 40 (according to Untappd)

What's on the Can: "5 lbs of hops per barrel! Double dry hopped with Comet, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Citra."

What's on their Facebook event: "Another juicy one-off IPA from your friends at Ex Novo! 'Juicy In The Sky With Diamonds' features a barrage of Simcoe, Comet, Mosaic and Galaxy hops." (from their 2/23/18 event)

Where distributed: As of June 2018, Ex Novo Brewing distributes to the Portland (OR) Metro, Los Angeles, SW Washington. Japan, and San Francisco Bay Area markets. Check whether Ex Novo ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy light orange into a pint glass. White head. Some lacing at the top of the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Mostly tropical; mango and citrus orange/tangerine. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Soft tropical mango and orange/tangerine; pleasing tropical citrus bitterness hangs around through the aftertaste. Drinks very easy. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. More on the syrupy side with some juicy qualities, some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. I probably will put this one in between We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat and Not Too Brite. Good tropical overall and inviting tropical. Recommended for hazy IPA lovers. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.363/5

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