Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fonta Flora Brewery Hop Beard Mountain Man IPA

Beer Name: Hop Beard
Brewery: Fonta Flora Brewery (Morganton, NC)
ABV: 6.9%
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: March 4, 2019
Date Purchased: April 13, 2019
Date Drank: April 25, 2019
When brewed? Year-round beer.
IBU: 70

Hops: Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo, CTZ.

Where distributed: Fonta Flora Brewery generally distributes to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, and California. Click here for their beer finder!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear light golden into a pint glass. White head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Blend of hops, resin/dank, and grapefruit. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, Mostly a balance of dank, hops, and grapefruit at the start, then segues into more of a tropical experience. Aftertaste includes tropical citrus. Bitterness is there but held in check wonderfully. Delicious. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Refreshing with some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. I love the transition into the tropical a few seconds into the drinking experience. Balanced, refreshing, and delicious. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.4/5

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