Friday, December 6, 2019

Bear Republic Further Thru the Haze Double IPA

Beer Name: Further Thru the Haze
Brewery: Bear Republic Brewing Co. (Cloverdale, CA; Healdsburg, CA)
ABV: 8.0%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.15 for single 16 oz can

Date Bought: August 24, 2019
Date Drank: September 2, 2019
Best By Date: October 8, 2019
When brewed? Likely a limited-time beer.
IBU: 40

What's on the Website: "This IPA is brewed with 4.8 lbs of hops per bbl of Vic Secret, Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Unmalted wheat creates a dry profile to clean the palate, while the barbarian yeast creates the yellow haze. Take the next step, Further into the Haze."

Hops: Vic Secret, Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe.
Malts: Two-Row Wheat, Flaked Oats, Unmalted Wheat.

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

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy golden-light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. Frothy white head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Blend of malt with tropical stone fruit qualities. More malt than tropical. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): More creamy malt-forward to start, then tropical citrus and stone fruit (mango) release. More of a citrus and citrus peel-like experience on the aftertaste. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent Double IPA. While the malt asserts itself a bit much early, I'm glad that the tropical got its chance to shine after the initial wave. I'm a fan of the citrus aftertaste. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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