Friday, September 13, 2019

Ex Novo Brewing Cadillac Dreams Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Cadillac Dreams
Brewery: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.2%

How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.67 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Purchased: May 25, 2019
Date Drank: June 14, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can: "4 lbs of hops per barrel! Triple dry-hopped with Galaxy, Nelson, and Motueka."

Where distributed: Ex Novo Brewing currently distributes to the Portland (OR) Metro, Los Angeles, SW Washington. Japan, and San Francisco Bay Area markets. Ex Novo also has a taproom now in Corrales, NM!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head, good lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Soft tropical citrus and stone fruit, with complementing oaty malt. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Pleasing soft tropical citrus and stone fruit mix, including tangerine, mango, peach, and pineapple. Citrus is more prominent on aftertaste. Very refreshing. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. Big fan of the tropical presence here, and the aftertaste packs an extra wave of fruity bliss. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.438/5

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