Saturday, October 26, 2019

Brouwerij West FA Really Hazy IPA

Beer Name: FA Really
Brewery: Brouwerij West (San Pedro, CA)
ABV: 6.8%

How sold: 16 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.71 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Bought: July 20, 2019
Date Drank: August 2, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can: "Malted barley and raw spelt. Comet, Simcoe, Cascade, and Mosaic hops."

Commercial Description: "Our hazy/West Coast IPA hybrid hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Cascade, FA REALLY generates huge notes of bright citrus and tropical fruits, while maintaining a crisp, dry, and balanced finish. Brewed using malted barley and raw spelt."

Where distributed: Brouwerij West can be found in California. Some brews make it to parts of the Pacific NW including Portland.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden-light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head; trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical stone fruit with floral and barley/spelt. 4/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Blend of tropical stone fruit fruit with floral. Barley/spelt also mixed in. Second wave of citrus tangerine near the aftertaste. Refreshing. 4/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. Malts and tropical are practically co-stars here. Refreshing brew, and I like the second wave of tropical on the tongue. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.063/5

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