Sunday, July 14, 2019

Chapman Crafted Beer Kool Kid Hops Double IPA

Beer Name: Kool Kid Hops
Brewery: Chapman Crafted Beer (Old Towne Orange, CA)
ABV: 8.6%

How sold: 16 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.54 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Canned: March 13, 2019
Date Bought: April 13, 2019
Date Drank: May 13, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time or rotating beer. Debuted March 2019.
IBU: 85

What's on the Can: "Double IPA with Citra, Motueka, Galaxy, & Denali. Peachy - Tropical - Oh Yeah!"

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 clear dark golden into a pint glass. White head; some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Balanced tropical stone fruit, hops, and malts. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Hop and malt-forward. Balance of hops, malts, and tropical stone fruit. Aftertaste has lingering citrus peel. 4/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. For me, a straightforward West Coast IPA. Good balance of hops, malts, and tropical. You'll know the 8.6% is there, but very tasty and drinkable. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.1/5

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