Friday, November 22, 2019

Revision Brewing Island Waves Hoppy Ale

Beer Name: Island Waves
Brewery: Revision Brewing Company (Sparks, NV)
ABV: 4.0%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $3.63 for single 16 oz can

Date Canned: July 26, 2019
Date Purchased: August 10, 2019
Date Drank: August 26, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer.
IBU: 35

What's on the Can/Website: "Beach day. Warm sun, blue ocean, swaying palm trees, gently crashing waves. You want a crisp, refreshing, hoppy beer that you can enjoy a lot of without having to take a nap in the sun. With a round, full body to support the hops, this beer satisfies the hop craving with flavors and aromas reminiscent of a tropical fruit basket, all while keeping you super chill as you bathe in the sun."

Where distributed: Revision Brewing distributes to nine states. See if they distribute to your area!
Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. Lots of tiny bubbles at the top. White head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Pleasing tropical melon and stone fruit peach, with complementing malt. 4/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; lovely tropical melon and peach from the start. Diluted flavor, but that's expected given the 4% ABV tag. Malt is more noticeable than most 4% beers, but still works well. Very refreshing from start to finish. 4/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome Pale Ale. Always a fan of the tropical burst here, and even when predictably diluted down, I was happily downing this session brew. The refreshing experience and high drinkability make this a fan favorite. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.038/5

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