Friday, May 31, 2019

Mirage Beer Body Talk Hazy Triple IPA

Beer Name: Body Talk
Brewery: Mirage Beer Co. (Seattle, WA)
ABV: 10.0% (on can); up to 11.0% (on other batches)
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.02 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: February 14, 2019
Date Purchased: February 23, 2019
Date Drank: March 17, 2019
When brewed? Possibly a limited-time or rotational beer.

What's on the Can: "NE-Style Imperial IPA dry-hopped with El Dorado, Mosaic, and Citra cryo-hops."

Commercial Description (from Mirage's FB page): "NE-style triple IPA with Cascade cryo-hops and later triple dry-hopped with Eldorado, Mosaic, and Citra cryo-hops. Expect aromas of passionfruit and mango and a big buoyant body."

Where distributed: Mirage Beer likely just distributes to limited locations around Washington and Oregon.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Extremely juicy citrus and stone fruit with oaty malt background. Octane well hidden. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Mix of malt, slight octane, and tropical initially, then a wave of tropical citrus. Passion fruit, tangerine and mango, among others. Aftertaste is predominantly tropical with slight malt. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; some carbonation. Very juicy with trace dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding Triple IPA. Another beer from a new brewery (to me, at least), and another delicious choice. Mirage classifies this as a Triple IPA, so I'll do the same. While the beginning of the sip reminds you it's 10% (or more), it's amazingly drinkable and full of fruity flavor. Happy panda is happy. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.538/5

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