Monday, October 1, 2018

Stormbreaker Brewing Guava Man Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Guava Man
Brewery: Stormbreaker Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.6%
How sold: 500 ml bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.79 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Purchased: August 25, 2018
Date Drank: September 24, 2018
When brewed? Limited-time beer.
IBUs: 60 (on bottle); 66 (on website)

What's on the Bottle: "You've heard the name, now taste the beer. Guava man is here. Guava man is everywhere. This Guava IPA is a double dry hopped IPA with Mosaic and Galaxy. Tropical, juicy, and scarily delightful. Beer has no face. But Guava Man does..." 

What's on the Website: "We collaborated with OHSO Brewing out of Arizona for this lush, juicy, guava filled IPA delight!!!" 

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%): Passion fruit, orange, and guava (POG). Great use of the guava. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, POG flavors from start to finish. Explosive tropical flavors and lots of flavor. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Very juicy with some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. In several beers I previously had that featured guava, that fruit overwhelmed the other ingredients. Not so here. It makes me want to enjoy this back in Hawaii somewhere. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.538/5

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