Saturday, September 22, 2018

Loowit Brewing Delirious Funky Cosmonaut

Beer Name: Delirious Funky Cosmonaut
Brewery: Loowit Brewing (Vancouver, WA)
ABV: 7.2%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.50 for 16 oz tallboy can

Date Purchased: February 24, 2018
Date Drank: May 21, 2018
When brewed? Probably a limited-time beer, released around February 2018. A beer in their Delirious Funky series.

What's on the Can: "10 pounds of hops per barrel. Unfiltered beer. Expect haze and sediment."

Commercial Description (per Untappd): "Our newest experiment in the Delirious Funky Series, Cosmonaut, is a supernova of hop flavor. Every barrel has 10lbs. of Galaxy, Equinox, Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe dry-hopped into it. Hazy and juicy with no bitterness, this IPA is as complex as the universe and as unique as a solar eclipse. Expect notes of citrus, stone fruit, and a hint of earthiness."

Where distributed: Loowit Brewing distributes to select counties in Washington and Oregon. Read more here!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy peach-colored into a pint glass. Unfiltered, sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy off-white head, good lacing at the top of the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Powerful tropical mango, pineapple, passion fruit, other stone fruit, and citrus, with complementing oaty/biscuity malt. 5/5

Taste (40%): More hop-forward with slight (yet complementing) octane to start. Then a burst of intense tropical flavors that include pineapple, mango, passion fruit, guava, and citrus. Tropical continues into the aftertaste. Complementing creamy oaty and biscuity malts akin to a New England-style IPA. Really nails that tropical and malt combination. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Creamy feel. Very juicy, with trace dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): A world-class IPA. Easily one of the best local beers I've ever had. While it's likely a limited-time beer in the series, I hope that they brew more NE-style or hazy IPAs. This one really made the tropical the star and had that soft-but-assertive tropical experience that I have grown to love. I've never had a Quadruple Dry Hopped IPA until this one, but if that's the result of a quadruple dry-hop, I'm all for it. Loowit is also a local brewery for me, so bonus points for that, too. 5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.825/5

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