Sunday, September 30, 2018

Stormbreaker Brewing Hop It Don't Drop It IPA

Beer Name: Hop It Don't Drop It
Brewery: Stormbreaker Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.2%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.02 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Purchased: April 14, 2018
Date Drank: July 6, 2018
When brewed? Limited-time beer, in their rotating hazy beer series. Collaboration with iLIKEitNERDY. Released February 2018.
IBUs: 60

What's on the Bottle: "We collaborated with the folks at iLikeitNerdy because weLikeitBeery. This Hazy IPA has aromas of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and hints of pear. Whether you are going head to head on the battlefield, mastering martial arts, or practicing for your next eSports match, this is the beer for you. The only thing left to figure out is how to hold the controller and your beer at the same time." 

Where distributed: Stormbreaker Brewing distributes in Oregon and could otherwise be found in the Pacific Northwest.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head. Some lacing left on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Explosive tropical citrus. Tangerine/orange citrus and slight grapefruit. Complementing resin/lupulin and oaty notes. 5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, excellent tropical from start to finish. More oaty malts about halfway in, then finishes with a final wave of tropical. Lots of flavor for 6.2%. 4.75/5

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

Overall (20%): A world-class IPA. This is basically what the Nobody Puts Hazy in a Corner IPA would have received (more or less) if that beer had nearly as much flavor as this one. Another fine hazy brew from Stormbreaker here. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.775/5

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