Saturday, December 29, 2018

Fall Brewing Cretin Hop IPA

Beer Name: Cretin Hop
Brewery: Fall Brewing Co. (San Diego, CA)
ABV: 6.2%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $7.99(!) for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: June 22, 2018
Date Bought: July 1, 2018
Date Received: July 5, 2018
Date Drank: August 24, 2018
When Brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can: "Hopped with Simcoe, Crystal & Calypso. Preachy and piney. Proud supporter of Team Cretins. This June (2018) Team Cretins hits the road for the fifth time to continue their goal to fight AIDS and raise AIDS awareness as they ride down the coast of California on the AIDS Lifecycle. Raising close to $300,000 Team Cretins is made up of thirty bad ass cyclists who ride every year 545 miles, in 7 days with over 24k feet of elevation gain on fixed gear bicycles." Read more here!

Where distributed: Fall Brewing generally distributes within California.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head. Some lacing at the top of the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus, peach, and perhaps some berry. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Soft tropical at the start, which tends to dissipate or water down in the middle. Second wave of citrus and malt on the aftertaste. Tropical and juicy. 3.75/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. A notch up from Radio Silence, and the added juiciness here (and not having as much octane on the tongue) made it a hit with me. Once again, great job on can design. The wallet did not like me, though. 3.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.013/5

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