Friday, July 13, 2018

Elysian Brewing Snailbones Double IPA

Beer Name: Snailbones IPA
Brewery: Elysian Brewing Co. (Seattle, WA)
ABV: 8.5%
How sold: 22 oz bottles, on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $5.99 for a 22 oz bottle

Date Purchased: November 4, 2017
Date Drank: February 22, 2018
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Part of their Manic IPA series. Released May to August 2017.
IBU: 80

What's on the Label: "'Let loose your love darts and give bones to a beer full of grapefruit, peach, guava, and grape notes."

Where distributed: Elysian distributes to a wider population since being purchased by AB InBev. Click here to see if Elysian ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured slightly hazy golden into a pint glass. White head, trace lacing on the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, grape, and berry with complementing malt. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; controlled tropical bitterness throughout, with assertive flavors. Complementing malt enhances the experience. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Controlled citrus-bitterness, with trace amounts of dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent Double IPA. Although this one was only available for a limited time, I was a fan of Snailbones. Being the lazy panda that I am - and always behind on drinking the new beers I get - it took me over three months to finally try this. Elysian may have been sold to Anheuser-Busch, but from what I have experienced, they are still keeping the quality. Still a good price for a 22 oz bottle, and I'm sure being a local (Pacific NW) brewery helps. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.313/5

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