Friday, May 10, 2019

Mikkeller (San Diego) Resting Brew Face NE-Style Imperial IPA

Beer Name: Resting Brew Face
Brewery: Mikkeller Brewing San Diego (San Diego, CA)
ABV: 8.5%
How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $7.99 for 16 oz. single tallboy can

Date Bought: January 24, 2019
Date Received: January 29, 2019
Date Drank: February 27, 2019
Best By Date: April 3, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer, first released in March 2018.

Where distributed: Mikkeller San Diego distributes within California.

Appearance (5%): Pours a hazy orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; substantial sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy white head, good lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Soft peach and other stone fruit tropical with complementing oaty malt. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Slight malt-forward, then a wave of stone fruit and citrus tropical. Finishes as a tropical-malt mix. Trace octane detected, but nothing overpowering. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding Double IPA. While the price made me slightly balk, it's still a delicious brew that brings lovely tropical qualities. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.325/5

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