Sunday, February 3, 2019

Great Notion Brewing Puppy Love IPA

Beer Name: Puppy Love
Brewery: Great Notion Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 5.4%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.23 for a 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Purchased: October 10, 2018
Date Drank: November 6, 2018
When brewed/released? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can/Website: "Puppy Love is the little Brother to Full Grown DIPA. We brewed this beer to be an easy drinking beer with a bold hop character. 'You say it's Puppy Love, we say it's full grown.'"

Where distributed: Great Notion Brewing currently self-distributes their beer in the Portland metro area. They will release cans or crowlers (32 oz cans) every Saturday at their NW location, or otherwise at their NE Alberta taproom.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, sediment at the bottom of the can. Off-white head, virtually no lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Abundant tropical citrus with complementing oaty malts. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, tons of tropical citrus and stone fruit, with oaty malt backbone. Good citrus on the aftertaste. Still lets you know it's 5.4% when the flavor drops off slightly. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Huge fan of the abundant tropical; even at 5.4%, you'll feel like you're drinking carbonated juice. A tad on the expensive side, but otherwise well worth it for science. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.338/5

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