Friday, June 15, 2018

Fremont Brewing Head Full of Dynomite Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Head Full of Dynomite
Brewery: Fremont Brewing Co. (Seattle, WA)
ABV: 6.8%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $5.99 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: January 9, 2018
Date Bought: January 25, 2018
Date Received: February 5, 2018
Date Drank: February 12, 2018
When Brewed? Limited-time beer. An ongoing series, with a new release about every six weeks. Fremont suggests to drink this beer within 60 days of canning.
IBU: ACT (a crap ton)

Used in This Batch: "2-Row Pale malt, Rolled Oats, Flaked Wheat, White Wheat, and Rice Hulls with Chinook, Mosaic, and Ekuanot hops."

What's on the Can/Website: "Head Full of Dynomite (HFOD) is an ongoing series of hazy IPAs, each one different from the one before. “Friends bring happiness into your life, best friends bring beer.” – VWP" Read more here!

Where distributed: As of February 2018, Fremont Brewing distributes to six states (WA, OR, ID, AK, CO, and Southern CA) and Japan. Read more here!

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

Smell (25%): Sweet citrus tangerine and stone fruit with complementing malt notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, some resiny, wheat, and oaty notes, but predominantly tropical. Aftertaste features soft citrus and stone fruit. Very easy drinking and smooth. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Juicy with only trace dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Belmont Station's initial shipment of this beer sold out in half a day, so I resorted to Craft Shack's shipment to finally try this. I instantly saw why it sold out at Belmont so quickly. Fremont Brewing is an awesome Pacific NW brewery, but I had never seen any of their other beers fly off the shelves so quickly. A juicy and tropical-filled beer; very smooth from the first sip. Two thumbs up from me. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.4/5

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