Saturday, December 15, 2018

Duck Foot Brewing Secret Spot Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Secret Spot
Brewery: Duck Foot Brewing Company (San Diego, CA)
ABV: 7.4%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $4.99 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Purchased: May 10, 2018
Date Received: May 15, 2018
Date Drank: August 11, 2018
When brewed/released? Seasonal beer. First beer in a new series with artist Andy Davis. Released April 2, 2018.

What's on the Can: "Here's our new surf inspired seasonal IPA series graced by the art of famed local artist Andy Davis. Like an overcast coastal morning, this IPA pours hazy then beams through with a golden & sunny hop aroma. Andy was inspired to create six different can designs to go with this recipe. When this one's gone, we'll get back to work on a new recipe and artwork to take its place. 'Til then, mahalo!

Aloha fellow Beer Drinkers. The Quack Team at Duck Foot and I blended brains to create the Hop On Series. Our first collaboration is Secret Spot IPA. Can't tell you where it is. So don't ask."

What's on the Website: "This hazy brew is a blend of New Zealand’s Motueka hop and America’s Citra. Like an overcast coastal morning, this IPA pours hazy then beams through with a golden and sunny hop aroma. Notes of melon, passion fruit and lychee mingle with an overall citrusy character." Read more here!

Where distributed: Duck Foot Brewing beers are found in San Diego County, California.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy peach golden into a pint glass. Sediment was at the bottom of the can, so initially looks clear until last pour. Off-white head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Soft melon, lychee, and citrus. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Almost citrus smoothie-like to start, with slight malt backbone coming in afterward. Aftertaste then brings a wave of passion fruit, melon, and tangerine. Controlled bitterness, mainly from the citrus. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. A bit of dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. This one has the haze and tropical of the East Coast, but perhaps has a bit more dry tongue (and not as overly juicy) as those East Coast hazies. Nice flavor here, really digging the melon and the citrus. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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