Sunday, June 3, 2018

Wander Brewing Shiny Objects Double IPA

Beer Name: Shiny Objects
Brewery: Wander Brewing (Bellingham, WA) 
ABV: 8.0%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.46 for 16 oz tallboy can

Date Purchased: December 22, 2017
Date Drank: January 31, 2018
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

Commercial Description: "Shiny Objects Double IPA is brewed with loads of flaked oats and wheat and one of our favorite hops: Amarillo. Bright and shiny. Peach, pineapple, and ripe melon. "

Where distributed: As of June 2018, Wander Brewing is found in the Pacific Northwest.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered beer; sediment at the bottom of the glass. White head, some lacing at the top of the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Pineapple-forward with complementing malt presence. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Malt-forward at the start, but blends in very well with the tropical pineapple and melon. Tropical continues into the aftertaste. Controlled tropical bitterness. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Silky on the tongue. Some dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. My first beer from Wander Brewing. I believe Aslan Brewing was the only other Bellingham brewery I've reviewed to date. The big plus for me here is how well the malt and tropical work together. Awesome job. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.5/5

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