Monday, October 14, 2019

Eel River Brewing Hazy By Nature IPA (Boombox)

Beer Name: Hazy By Nature (Boombox)
Brewery: Eel River Brewing (Scotia, CA; Fortuna, CA)
ABV: 6.7%

How sold: 16 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $4.99 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Purchased: July 1, 2019
Date Received: July 3, 2019
Date Drank: July 14, 2019
When brewed? Possibly a limited-time beer.
IBU: 35

Commercial Description: "A hazy, fruity New England style IPA juicing you up like a Panasonic on your shoulder. Featuring the fruitiness of Galaxy and Mosaic hops to balance the London Ale III yeast and Organic Grains. A straight up bumping juice box!"

Where distributed: Eel River Brewing distributes to several states (CA, CO, FL, IN, LA, NV, NC, OH, OR, WA, and WY), plus Australia, Hong Kong, and Mexico. Click here for more info!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, some sediment at the bottom of the can. White head; good lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Initially getting more grapefruit and hops. As it warms up, predominantly tropical citrus grapefruit with complementing oaty malts. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Mostly tropical citrus-grapefruit from start to finish. Complementing creamy malt with the slightest octane present. Aftertaste includes an aura of more citrus peel and grapefruit. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Worth noting that when initially drank (much colder temperature), the hops and bitterness were more center stage. As it warmed up, it mellowed into a more New England-style tropical-forward brew. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.263/5

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