Sunday, October 27, 2019

Brouwerij West / Three Chiefs Situation in Sector 9 Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Situation in Sector 9 or How to Love Zombies When You Absolutely Have To
Brewery: Brouwerij West (San Pedro, CA) in collaboration with Three Chiefs Brewing (El Segundo, CA)
ABV: 7.0%

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 4, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can: "Malted barley, raw wheat, & raw oats. Mosaic, Cashmere, & Comet hops."

Commercial Description: "BRAAAIIINNNNSSSS...are what we used when directing this terrifyingly delicious IPA with our friends at Three Chiefs. Hopped to the nines with Mosaic, Cashmere, and Comet, 'Situation in Sector 9 IPA' leaves every last taste bud abducted by flavors of zesty citrus, juicy peach, and dank resin, combined with an undying horde of Malted Barley, Raw Wheat, and Raw Oats make this a mouth matinee you won't want to miss!"

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 light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, some sediment at the bottom of the can and glass. Frothy white head; excellent lacing. 4.75/5

Smell (25%): Tropical peach/mango forward with complementing resin. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Starts with blend of stone fruit and resin, then citrus (possibly tangerine) joins through the aftertaste. Tropical very well represented. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Tropical is the star here and resin/malts round out a pleasant IPA experience. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.513/5

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