Sunday, January 20, 2019

Culmination Brewing Momentary Lapse of Reason (Wet Hop IPA)

Beer Name: Momentary Lapse of Reason Wet Hop IPA
Brewery: Culmination Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 8.4%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Culmination Brewing (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.15 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: September 14, 2018
Date Purchased: September 22, 2018
Date Drank: October 1, 2018
When brewed? Seasonal release during 2018 fresh hop season (late August to early October).

What's on the Can: "Is this love? Or is this the illusion of? Citra and El Dorado. Enjoy the ride."

Where distributed: Culmination Brewing can be found in the Pacific Northwest. It slowly but surely has expanded throughout the Portland area.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head, some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Mix of tropical stone fruit/citrus, resin, and oaty malts. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Tropical-forward with complementing resin and oaty malts. Becomes all tropical citrus and stone fruit through the aftertaste. Refreshing and drinks very easy. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding Double IPA. It's been a while since I had the initial release of this beer, but the 2018 wet hop version, to me, was a great improvement. More tropical, good resin, and very drinkable. Fits the New England-style IPA profile. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.5/5

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