Saturday, July 13, 2019

Chapman Crafted Beer Aries Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Aries
Brewery: Chapman Crafted Beer (Old Towne Orange, CA)
ABV: 6.7%

How sold: 16 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.23 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Canned: March 13, 2019
Date Bought: April 13, 2019
Date Drank: May 12, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time or rotating beer. Part of their Zodiac Series. Debuted March 2019.
IBU: 30

What's on the Can: "Hazy IPA with Galaxy, Simcoe, & Citra hops. Ripe - Pineapple - Outgoing."

Where distributed: Chapman Crafted beers can be found in Southern California. Apparently, Portland may now get shipments of their beers at least occasionally.

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

Smell (25%): Balance of soft malt and tropical. Ripe stone fruit, pineapple, and grapefruit. 4/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Fairly balanced with soft malts and ripe tropical fruits into the aftertaste. Aftertaste features stone fruit, grapefruit, and pineapple. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Very juicy with trace dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. Very refreshing tropical-forward IPA here. Nothing that really separates it to get those extra quarter and half-points, but this is still one that I will happily drink. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.063/5

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