Friday, October 25, 2019

Trap Door Brewing Strawberry Season Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Strawberry Season
Brewery: Trap Door Brewing (Vancouver, WA)
ABV: 7.2%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.75 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: July 9, 2019
Date Purchased: August 10, 2019
Date Drank: August 28, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Vancouver Farmer's Market.

What's on the Can: "We've joined forces with the Vancouver Farmer's Market & Country Malt Group to brew this hazy strawberry IPA for the Farmer's Market's 30th Anniversary! It's conditioned on Tahitian vanilla beans and local strawberries from Parson's Farms and dry hopped with Mosaic and Belma. It totes a tropical dank aroma, an explosion of strawberry and a creamy finish. Cheers to 30 years of keeping it local, and here's to many more!"

Hops: Mosaic, Belma.

Where distributed: Trap Door Brewing distributes to Oregon and Washington.

Appearance (5%): Poured slightly hazy golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered; lots of sediment suspended in the beer. White head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Pleasant strawberry and creamy vanilla with complementing oaty malts. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Strawberry and creamy vanilla, as expected, from the start. Additional tropical citrus orange on the aftertaste. Very refreshing. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Strawberry and vanilla are the stars, good as advertised. While some people don't care for the significant sediment appearance on unfiltered IPAs, I personally love it. It may contribute more flavor to the experience, and I just think it's real cool otherwise. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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