Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fremont Brewing Head Full of Dynomite v.3 Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Head Full of Dynomite v.3
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: $4.99 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: April 23, 2018
Date Bought: May 10, 2018
Date Received: May 15, 2018
Date Drank: June 15, 2018
When Brewed? Limited-time beer released around early May 2018. 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, Rolled Oats, Flaked Wheat, and White Wheat with Simcoe, Simcoe Cryo, Sorachi Ace, and Mosaic 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 June 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. Unfiltered. White head. Some lacing at the top of the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): As advertised, a blend of pine, stone fruit, and bubblegum. Was more puzzled than anything else. 3.75/5

Taste (40%): Much better on taste than aroma. Tropical and piney stand out with oaty notes. Aftertaste features soft citrus and stone fruit. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): A decent IPA. I missed version 2 of this, but managed to get my hands on version 3. For me, I prefer the first version so far. The bubblegum part on the nose threw me for a loop. Good job on the tropical nonetheless. 3.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.038/5

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