Saturday, May 25, 2019

Mason Ale Works / Offshoot Beer Co. Haze Initiation Hazy Double IPA

Beer Name: Haze Initiation
Brewery: Mason Ale Works (San Marcos, CA) in collaboration with Offshoot Beer Company (Placentia, CA)
ABV: 8.5%
How sold: 12 oz. cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA) ****bought online
Price: $3.99 for 12 oz can

Date Ordered: February 13, 2019
Date Received: February 18, 2019
Date Drank: March 13, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can: "Hazing's not cool guys... Here we are though, making hazies for you. With an absurd amount of Vic Secret, Huell Melon, Mosaic, Amarillo hops, this collaboration with Offshoot Beer features juicy notes of tangerines, papaya, and pineapple. This juice bomb has a smooth and murktastic mouthfeel worthy of this new and burgeoning style. Enjoy this limited release because it cost us a lot more than hops to make this."

Commercial Description: Hazy Double IPA: Collaboration with Offshoot Beer Co. Juicy notes of tangerines, papaya, pineapple, smooth and murktastic..."

Hops: Vic Secret, Huell Melon, Mosaic, Amarillo.

Where distributed: Mason Ale Works beers are found in California.

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

Smell (25%): Combination of tangerine, stone fruit, and POG-like aromas (passion fruit, orange, guava), with complementing oaty malts. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Punch of dank/octane at the start. Wave of tropical follows, including tangerine and stone fruit. Dank tropical with another octane hit on the aftertaste. Definitely a juicy IPA. 3.75/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. The octane knocked the score down a couple pegs, but it finished strong with lovely tropical notes. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.063/5

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