Friday, January 17, 2020

Ex Novo Brewing 503 to 505 Hazy Pale Ale

Beer Name: 503 to 505
Brewery: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR; Corrales, NM)
ABV: 5.5%

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: September 12, 2019
Date Purchased: October 12, 2019
Date Drank: October 21, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can: "5 lbs of hops per barrel! Double dry hopped with Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy. Hazy pale ale brewed in Corrales, New Mexico."

Commercial Description: "Hazy pale ale double dry-hopped with five pounds of hops per barrel of Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy hops. For the 5th anniversary of Ex Novo and in celebration of the opening of the New Mexico location."

Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy.

Where distributed: Ex Novo Brewing currently distributes to the Portland (OR) Metro, Los Angeles, SW Washington. Japan, and San Francisco Bay Area markets. Ex Novo also has a taproom now in Corrales, NM!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy light golden-orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Pleasing resinous tropical citrus and stone fruit, with complementing oaty/wheat malts. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; delicious resinous tropical citrus and stone fruit throughout. Includes tangerine, mango, papaya, and pineapple. More citrus on aftertaste. Extremely refreshing. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Very juicy with almost no dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding Pale Ale. Now this is how you celebrate a new taproom in New Mexico. Loving that can design while enjoying this refreshing brew. The only thing missing is some red chile and green chile. Christmas style ftw. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.638/5

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