Sunday, December 16, 2018

Horus Osprey's Fresh Catch (Season Two) IPA

Beer Name: Osprey's Fresh Catch (Season Two)
Brewery: Horus Fresh Ales (Oceanside, CA)
ABV: 7.0%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.71 for single 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Canned: June 6, 2018
Date Purchased: June 16, 2018
Date Drank: August 9, 2018
When brewed? Limited-time/rotating beer. Triple Dry Hopped IPA. This is Season Two. Released June 8, 2018.

What's on the Can: "We are excited to share this modern take on our gold medal-winning IPA recipe. With five pounds of hops per BBL, bright aromas & flavors or mango, passionfruit, pineapple, and a hint of orange will dazzle your palette. We hope you enjoy this smooth and ridiculously drinkable IPA as much as we do!"

Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo.

Where distributed: Horus Fresh Ales distributes within Southern California, but may occasionally come up to the Pacific NW.

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy golden-orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. Frothy white head; good lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Soft tropical sweet orange and passion fruit, with oaty malt notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Soft citrus to start, then blossoms with amazing orange and citrus peel on the senses. More citrus into the aftertaste. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; some carbonation. Very juicy. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. After the beer warmed up slightly, I really enjoyed the abundant citrus aromas and flavors. Here's to hoping I see more Horus IPAs come up my way! 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.5/5

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