Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Sasquatch Brewing Mouth Pillow (Citra Fresh Hop) Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Mouth Pillow (Citra Fresh Hop)
Brewery: Sasquatch Brewing Company (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.5%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.19 for single 16 oz can

Date Canned: September 12, 2019
Date Purchased: September 21, 2019
Date Drank: October 10, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Fresh hop beer season is generally late August through October.
IBU: 42

What's on the Can: "Lusciously soft and juicy with restrained bitterness. Notes of orange juice and fresh pineapple from generous additions of Galaxy, Mosaic, and Mandarina Bavaria. Milk sugar added."

What's on the Website: "This is the same as our original Mouth Pillow, BUT.... we dry-hopped this one with over SEVEN POUNDS per barrel of Citra goodness. Citra hops from Willamette Valley Hops, in you guessed it ... Willamette Valley. (Contains milk sugar)."

Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria.

Where distributed: Sasquatch Brewing distributes within the Portland metro area, SW Washington, and Olympia, WA.
Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, lots of sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, good lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Resinous/dank with tropical citrus and pineapple. Complementing milk sugars produce a sweeter hint on the nose. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Fresh hop/dank to start, then assertive wave of tropical citrus orange and pineapple. Milk sugar adds a bit more sweetness. Everything blends well. Aftertaste is mainly citrus orange. Very refreshing.. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Nope, I did not forget about Fresh Hop season, although I bought significantly fewer fresh hop beers this year. Sasquatch released this gem that wonderfully highlighted that fresh hop experience and a lovely citrus finish. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.5/5

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