Saturday, January 12, 2019

Arrow Lodge Brewing Sonic Brew Double IPA

Beer Name: Sonic Brew
Brewery: Arrow Lodge Brewing (Covina, CA)
ABV: 8.0%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $5.99 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: August 16, 2018
Date Bought: August 18, 2018
Date Received: August 23, 2018
Date Drank: September 20, 2018
When Brewed? Possibly a limited-time or rotational beer.

What's on the Website: "West Coast DIPA with Citra and Galaxy."

Hops: Citra, Galaxy.

Where distributed: Arrow Lodge Brewing generally distributes within California.

Appearance (5%): Poured slightly hazy light golden into a pint glass. White head. Trace lacing at the top of the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Dank with tropical citrus and stone fruit. 4/5

Taste (40%): Dank tropical at the start. Eventually gets fruitier and the aftertaste is mostly citrus. 4/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. Back to the West Coast style for this one, and the flavor reminded me a lot of Block 15 Sticky Hands. Whomever thinks of the names for these beers must have really loved the Street Fighter series growing up. Panda totally approves the name. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.0338/5

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