Friday, December 21, 2018

Ex Novo Brewing In a Can Down By the River Hazy IPA

Beer Name: In a Can Down By the River
Brewery: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.5%
How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.67 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: July 12, 2018
Date Purchased: July 22, 2018
Date Drank: August 18, 2018
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can: "4 lbs of hops per barrel! Double dry-hopped with Simcoe, Mosaic, Nelson & Galaxy, plus Guava and Pineapple!"

Where distributed: Ex Novo Brewing currently distributes to the Portland (OR) Metro, Los Angeles, SW Washington. Japan, and San Francisco Bay Area markets. Check whether Ex Novo ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Predominantly guava on the nose. 3.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Tropical-forward. Guava flavor increases post-sip. Aftertaste has a POG-like (passion-orange-guava) flavor. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Mostly juicy with some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. On the first few sips, I was sure that this was almost too one-dimensional a beer with the guava overtaking a lot of the flavor and aroma. As it warmed up slightly, I got more of the POG-like flavors, a plus with me. To me, controlling the guava can be an issue, and this is another likely example of that. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.075/5

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