Friday, November 1, 2019

Level Beer Extremely Stable Genius Hazy Double IPA

Beer Name: Extremely Stable Genius
Brewery: Level Beer (Portland, OR)
ABV: 7.0%

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

Date Canned: August 6, 2019
Date Purchased: August 10, 2019
Date Drank: August 11, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Released August 6, 2019.

Hops: Galaxy, Meridian, Mosaic, Idaho 7, Azacca, Sabro.

Malts: Pilsner, Wheat, Oats.

What's on the Can: "I've negotiated a deal to bring you this amazing hazy beer. It's so good. It might be my greatest achomlishment. AND it's not going to cost you a thing! Mexico's going to pay for it. Trust me. My brain is very ,very large. I have the best words. Hamberders. I'm an EXTREMELY Stable Genius, OK?

Hazy Double IPA. Bright citrus and mango hop aroma, with mild notes of passionfruit and melon. NOW WITH MORE HOPS!"

Where distributed: Level Beer currently distributes within Oregon.

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy peach-orange colored into a tulip glass. Unfiltered. Very frothy white head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus passion fruit and stone fruit mango with complementing oaty malts. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Starts with a blend of tropical (passion fruit and mango) and oaty malts. Melon more noticeable on the back end. Finishes with a second wave of tropical in the aftertaste. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. Lovely tropical and creamy oaty malt presence throughout, and which has a good tropical finishing kick. Another obvious President Trump reference. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.463/5

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