Saturday, February 16, 2019

Thorn Brewing Hopster Pot Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Hopster Pot
Brewery: Thorn Brewing (San Diego, CA)
ABV: 7.0%
How sold: 12 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $2.99 for 12 oz. can

Date Canned: August 15, 2018
Date Purchased: September 19, 2018
Date Received: September 26, 2018
Date Drank: October 7, 2018
When brewed/released? Limited-time beer. Each new batch of this beer has a different blend of hops. This one was created August 15, 2018, and contains Mosaic, Amarillo, and Citra hops.
IBU: 40

What's on the Can/Website: "Hopster Pot is everything you are looking for in a New England-style India Pale Ale…hazy, raw, tropical, and oh so juicy! Our brewers hand select the hop varieties for each batch based on flavor and aroma." Read more here!

Where distributed: Thorn Brewing distributes their beer in Southern California.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; significant sediment suspended in the beer. White head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus and stone fruit with complementing oaty notes. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; soft tropical from start to finish. Complementing oaty malt notes. Octane masked and held in check; very refreshing. Citrus aftertaste. 4.75/5

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

Overall (20%): A world-class IPA. Abundant, pleasing tropical everywhere, to the point where it feels like carbonated juice. Also a very reasonable price when compared to other tropical IPAs. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.7/5

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