Saturday, June 30, 2018

Gigantic Brewing Glow Cloud Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Glow Cloud Hazy IPA
Brewery: Gigantic Brewing Co. (Portland, OR)
ABV: 7.0%
How sold: 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.02 for a 16 oz. bottle

Date Purchased: March 10, 2018
Date Drank: March 13, 2018
Best Enjoyed By: August 26, 2018
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Released March 6, 2018
IBUs: 65 (per Untappd)

What's on the Bottle: "Our super soft, juicy and fluffy IPA is loaded with Mosaic, Citra and Crystal hops creating citrusy, tropical and dank deliciousness."

Where distributed: As of March 2018, Gigantic Brewing ships to 11 states, two Canadian provinces (BC and Alberta), and four other foreign countries (England, Norway, Japan, and New Zealand). See if Gigantic Brewing ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White to off-white head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical (peach, mango, papaya, and apricot) with complementing creamy dank/resiny. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Creamy malt and dank to start, tropical stone fruit then swoops in. Aftertaste brings another wave of tropical, mixed with creamy dank/resin. Basically the same profile to me as Mystery Cloud, but more drinkable and less intense on the malt. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. Silky, creamy, and juicy, with trace dry tongue afterwards. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome to excellent IPA. Generally similar to Mystery Cloud released a month prior. but I think Glow Cloud is better. There is less malt here, allowing more of the tropical to shine. Glow Cloud also paired well with my spicy Mexican food. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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