Saturday, January 5, 2019

54°40' Brewing Tropical Juicy Pop IPA

Beer Name: Tropical Juicy Pop IPA
Brewery: 54°40' Brewing (Washougal, WA)
ABV: 6.8%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.99 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Bought: August 18, 2018
Date Drank: September 6, 2018
When Brewed? Limited-time beer. Released July 31, 2018.
IBU: 60

Hops: El Dorado, Citra, Strata, Vic Secret.

Where distributed: 54°40' Brewing generally distributes within the Pacific Northwest.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White head. Trace lacing at the top of the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Juicy, balanced-hoppy lemon-grapefruit. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Balanced hoppy-granefruit combination from start to finish. Bitterness kept in check. Very juicy and refreshing. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Extremely juicy with no dry tongue. 4.75/5

Overall (20%): A world-class IPA. I initially got this beer for the can artwork design (Otter Pops, anyone?), but the beer itself was personally a near-ideal blend of hops and citrus. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.738/5

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