Friday, November 15, 2019

Mason Ale Works Dankenstein's Monster Unfiltered Double IPA

Beer Name: Dankenstein's Monster
Brewery: Mason Ale Works (San Marcos, CA)
ABV: 8.0%

How sold: 16 oz. cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA) ****bought online
Price: $3.99 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Ordered: August 7, 2019
Date Received: August 12, 2019
Date Drank: August 18, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

Commercial Description: "Unfiltered Double IPA: Dank, bitter, and big. West Coast style Double IPA that was left unfiltered to give it even more body."

Where distributed: Mason Ale Works beers are found in California.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy orange-peach into a pint glass. Unfiltered; sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy white to off-white head, good lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Sweet tropical citrus with complementing malt (possibly caramelized malt) and slight resinous notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Sweet citrus and sturdy complementing malt backbone to start. Slight hoppy grapefruit bitterness then follows, making for a citrus peel-like aftertaste. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Big fan of the artwork, and there are at least two phases to this beer, the tropical beginning followed by a drier, hoppy (or citrus peel) finish. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.463/5

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