Sunday, December 30, 2018

Shipyard Brewing Hoppy Pride Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Hoppy Pride
Brewery: Shipyard Brewing Company (Portland, ME)
ABV: 6.7%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $3.99 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: May 25, 2018
Date Bought: July 31, 2018
Date Received: August 2, 2018
Date Drank: September 11, 2018
When Brewed? Limited-time beer. Released June 2018.

What's on the Can: "It's not just about having PRIDE in how we make our beer, it's about having PRIDE in who we are and what we choose to stand for! Our HOPPY PRIDE HAZY IPA presents itself unfiltered, fun-loving, and smooth, blasting its creative citrusy blend of hops through your palate with a sense of uniqueness that stands up and shouts "LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE!"

Where distributed: Shipyard Brewing distributes to select states and is generally not found in the Pacific Northwest.

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

Smell (25%): Blend of citrus grapefruit-pineapple and complementing caramelized malt. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Follows nose. Good tropical flavor from start to finish. Very refreshing. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Very juicy with trace dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. Having a few friends who are LGBT, I got this to support them and heck, I also enjoyed the can design. As usual, it's what's inside that counts, and a tasty beer this was. Hopefully I will be able to try many more beers from Maine, too. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.425/5

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