Monday, February 11, 2019

Portland Brewing Unipiper Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Unipiper Hazy IPA
Brewery: Portland Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.2%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.49 for 22 oz bottle

Date Bottled: January 10, 2019
Date Purchased: January 26, 2019
Date Drank: January 28, 2019
When brewed/released? Limited-time beer. First in the "Keep Portland Weird" series of collaborations.
IBU: 55

What's on the Bottle: "THIS BEER KEEPS PORTLAND WEIRD. Just like bagpipes and unicycles, the Unipiper has found another winning combination with good beer and a good cause. Proceeds from Unipiper Hazy IPA will fund 'Weird Portland United' and help the Unipiper on his mission, protecting our right to live in a weird city for generations to come. So go ahead; be the weird that you want to see in the world."

Where distributed: Portland Brewing distributes in Oregon.

Appearance (5%): Poured slightly hazy golden into a pint glass. White head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Balanced soft tropical citrus/stone fruit with slight floral. Noticeable malt backbone. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Follow the nose. Very refreshing, soft tropical citrus. Light, controlled citrus bitterness on the back end. Straightforward, clean IPA. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. When the Unipiper puts his name on a beer in Portland, it's basically a must-try for science with me. It's not the most memorable IPA in terms of flavor (it's frankly a very straightforward West Coast IPA), but it's well-made and very refreshing. I could drink this one all day. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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