Friday, April 19, 2019

Baerlic / Trap Door Big Pulp Double Dry Hopped Hazy DIPA

Beer Name: Big Pulp
Brewery: Baerlic Brewing Co. (Portland, OR) in collaboration with Trap Door Brewing (Vancouver, WA)
ABV: 8.0%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.02 for a 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Canned: January 21, 2019
Date Purchased: January 26, 2019
Date Drank: February 3, 2019
When brewed/released? Limited-time beer.
IBU: 50

Commercial Description: "In cahoots with our dear pals at Trap Door Brewing, we conjured up a Double Hazy IPA with a double dry-hop of Strata, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Vic's Secret hops - 7 lbs per barrel, yikes! - for an insane flavor journey of tropical fruit, dank herbs, and bright white grape skin - quench your thirst with endless flavor high-fives!"

Where distributed: Baerlic Brewing currently self-distributes their beer in the Portland metro area. Trap Door Brewing distributes within the Pacific Northwest.

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

Smell (25%): Assertive resinous tropical, including grapefruit and tangerine. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Big pulpy tropical from start to finish. More resin/dank at the start, then tropical gradually takes over. Lots of grapefruit and tangerine to me, even in the aftertaste. Big flavors live up to the name. 4.75/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding Double IPA. Best thing here is how accurate the "Big Pulp" name is. Of course, a play on the 7-Eleven Big Gulp logos, and the designs here are on point. Baerlic and Trap Door went all out on this one, and I love it. Not surprised on the price after seeing all the hops that go into this one. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.588/5

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