Saturday, December 7, 2019

Bear Republic Double Juicy IPA '19

Beer Name: Double Juicy IPA '19
Brewery: Bear Republic Brewing Co. (Cloverdale, CA; Healdsburg, CA)
ABV: 8.5%

How sold: 12 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA) ****bought online
Price: $3.99 for single 12 oz bottle

Date Ordered: August 7, 2019
Date Received: August 12, 2019
Date Drank: September 4, 2019
When brewed? Likely a limited-time beer.
IBU: 40

What's on the Bottle: "Brewed with 2-row, Pilsen, blonde roast oat malt, white wheat, honey oats, barbarian yeast, with a late addition of Mosaic, Azacca, and Citra hops."

What's on the Website: "This juicy double IPA features 4 lbs per bbl of Mosaic, Azacca, and Citra hops. The soft malt backbone features 2-Row, Pilsen, blonde roasted oats, white wheat, and honey oats. The late hop addition and delicate malt bill are enhanced by barbarian yeast to create a full-bodied, citrus/fruit forward, hazy beer. You'll hardly know it's a Double IPA."

Hops: Mosaic, Azacca, Citra.
Malts: 2-Row, Pilsen, Blonde Roasted Oats, White Wheat, Honey Oats.

Where distributed: Bear Republic is found in at least 17 U.S. states and six other countries.

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy golden orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head, virtually no lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Mainly citrus and stone fruit tropical, with complementing malt backbone. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Balanced combination of malt and tropical. The latter continues through the aftertaste. Frankly, more straightforward with nothing memorable standing out. As the description implies, it drinks easy and it won't feel like it's 8.5%. 4/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome Double IPA. While this juicy brew definitely drinks very easy for its stated ABV, it also didn't leave a lasting impression like other IPAs have. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.038/5

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