Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ruse Brewing 45th and Stark IPA

Beer Name: 45th and Stark
Brewery: Ruse Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.8%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.19 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: April 22, 2019
Date Purchased: April 27, 2019
Date Drank: May 16, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer for Belmont Station's 22nd anniversary.

What's on the Can: This place is an institution. At Ruse we have intense respect for the culture and creativity that the curious creators have cultivated at Belmont Station. Enjoy this anniversary brew as fresh as possible and help us celebrate a fond place in every beer industry worker's heart."

Where distributed: Ruse Brewing beers can be found in Oregon.

Appearance (5%): Poured slightly hazy golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered, sediment at the bottom of the can and suspended in the beer. White head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Sweet tropical citrus and ripe stone fruit, with some hoppy or resinous notes. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): More hop-forward with slight tropical notes. Largely a straightforward IPA, but one that appears to combine West and East Coast styles. Trace octane detected. Aftertaste has a citrus peel vibe. Still quite refreshing. 3.75/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. For me, a fairly unassuming IPA that does the job: drinkable, good flavor, and balanced.  4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. If you haven't hit up Ruse brewery, you should definitely check it out. They are making some killer NE IPA's these days, and it's fairly easy to get 4-packs of them at the brewery.


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