Monday, April 29, 2019

Wild Barrel Brewing Hazy Shades of Winter New England IPA

Beer Name: Hazy Shades of Winter
Brewery: Wild Barrel Brewing (San Marcos, CA)
ABV: 8.0%
How sold: 16 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $5.99 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Canned: December 13, 2018
Date Bought: January 16, 2019
Date Received: January 22, 2019
Date Drank: February 12, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time or seasonal beer.
IBU: 45

Commercial Description: "NEIPA dry hopped w/ Nelson, Simcoe, Mosaic, & Citra notes of papaya, citrus, pineapple, blueberry, pine"

Where distributed: Wild Barrel Brewing can be found in California.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; sediment at the bottom of the can. White head; some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Combination of dank and soft tropical citrus/stone fruit (papaya). 4/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; dank for most of the drinking experience, followed by a bunch of papaya and other fruity notes. Mini-wave of citrus at the very end of the aftertaste. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome to excellent IPA. The dankness works well with the stone fruit and eventually gives way on the aftertaste (so you'll know the tropical is really there). 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.163/5

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