Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fort George Fields of Green Hazy IPA (Codename: Crosby Comet)

Beer Name: Fields of Green (Codename: Crosby Comet)
Brewery: Fort George Brewery (Astoria, OR)
ABV: 7.6%

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

Date Canned: October 1, 2019
Date Purchased: October 12, 2019
Date Drank: October 13, 2019
When brewed? Fields of Green is a year-round beer, but with limited-time batches released throughout the year. Codename: Crosby Comet was released on September 30, 2019.

What's on the Website: "Evolutionary, mind bending, juicy.

"This evolving series is an exploration of hop-perception, pushing the limits of your lupulin receptors. Each batch is limited and brewed exclusively for the Pacific Northwest. Hops, malts, and yeast may vary from batch to batch. The 7.6% ABV will always remain the same.

"To see what you taste, go to fortgeorgebrewery.com/gone and check out information on the pint you are experiencing. Fields of Green will be released in limited runs, from time to time, available in color-changing 16-ounce four-pack cans and draft."

Hops: Comet (from Crosby Hop Farm).
Malts: 2-Row Barley, Pilsner, Torrified Wheat, Flaked Oats.

Where distributed: Fort George distributes just in the Pacific Northwest.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy white head; some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Blend of resinous tropical stone fruit mango and citrus. Complementing creamy, oaty malts. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Balanced resin and tropical to start. Creamy malt backbone complements. Citrus finish as usual, like the previous Fields of Green releases. Again extremely refreshing and drinks ridiculously smooth. 4.75/5

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

Overall (20%): A world-class IPA. Interestingly, there are very few differences, if any, between codename releases, but I'm liking this more than Michal, and it is more on par with Lucy. Or perhaps my sensors are playing games with me. What I do know is Fort George continues to churn out excellent brews. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.713/5

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