Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunriver Brewing Hawaiian Haze IPA with Fruit

Beer Name: Hawaiian Haze (w/ Fruit)
Brewery: Sunriver Brewing Company (Sunriver, OR)
ABV: 6.8%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.67 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: July 26, 2019
Date Purchased: August 24, 2019
Date Drank: September 9, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time or rotating beer.
IBU: 40

Commercial Description: "This POG inspired hazy IPA combines barley, malted wheat, and flaked oats with an abundance of juicy hops. The end result is smooth, easy drinking, and ridiculously tropical."

Hops: Galaxy, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, Lotus.
Other Ingredients: Passion Fruit, Tangerine, Guava.

Where distributed: Sunriver Brewing distributes to Oregon and Washington.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden-light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; lots of sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): POG tropical aroma (passion fruit, orange, guava) with wheat and oaty malts. 4/5

Taste (40%): More wheat-oaty malt with some POG flavors to start. Orange citrus then blossoms on the aftertaste. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Very good job by Sunriver here to replicate the POG flavor. Bonus points for the citrus aftertaste. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.2/5

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