Beer Name: Haze Initiation
Brewery: Mason Ale Works (San Marcos, CA) in collaboration with Offshoot Beer Company (Placentia, CA)
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.
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.
REVIEW: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