Sunday, January 6, 2019

Offshoot Beer Relax (It's Just a Hazy IPA)

Beer Name: Relax (It's Just a Hazy IPA)
Brewery: Offshoot Beer Company (Placentia, CA), an "offshoot" of The Bruery (Placentia, CA)
ABV: 6.8%
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: July 18, 2018
Date Bought: July 31, 2018
Date Received: August 2, 2018
Date Drank: September 10, 2018
When Brewed? Year-round beer.

What's on the Website: "Relax [it’s just a hazy IPA] embraces the new way to enjoy IPA - unfiltered, fresh and full of hop flavor and aromatics... without the bitterness to stand in the way of kicking back with a juicy beer. It features a combination of Citra, Centennial, Simcoe and Amarillo hops, imparting fruity, tropical and citrusy notes to complement the round, soft mouthfeel of a hazy IPA." Read more here!

Hops: Citra, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo

Where distributed: Offshoot Beer Company generally distributes within California.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy white head. Trace lacing at the top of the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Juicy stone fruit (peach) and citrus (tangerine and pineapple) with oaty malt notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Soft tropical, with oaty malts, from start to finish. Aftertaste has a bit of tropical as well. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Very juicy with no dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Offshoot primarily specializes in IPAs, so I likely will continue to buy more of their beers when I can. I admittedly have had more IPAs with that extra tropical blast, but still a lovely take on the New England-style IPA. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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