Saturday, January 18, 2020

Ex Novo Brewing Plans Are All You Make IPA

Beer Name: Plans Are All You Make
Brewery: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR; Corrales, NM)
ABV: 7.0%

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 24, 2019
Date Purchased: October 19, 2019
Date Drank: October 26, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Can: "6 lbs of hops per barrel! Triple dry hopped with Nelson, Motueka, and HBC-472/Neomexicanus. Hazy India Pale Ale brewed in Portland, Oregon."

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 golden-light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, lots of sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Pleasing resinous tropical pineapple, passion fruit, and stone fruit, with complementing oaty malts. Has that pulpy aroma that adds to the overall experience. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; resinous tropical throughout. Includes pineapple, passion fruit, and stone fruit. More citrus on aftertaste. Extremely refreshing. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Resin and tropical blend wonderfully here. Thumbs up once again for that can design. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.313/5

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