Friday, January 10, 2020

Grains of Wrath Hopsquatch IPA

Beer Name: Hopsquatch
Brewery: Grains of Wrath Brewing (Camas, WA)
ABV: 6.6%

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: August 29, 2019
Date Bought: September 21, 2019
Date Drank: October 14, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer. This was the official IPA of 2019 North Bank Beer Week, which took place from September 6-14, 2019.

Hops: Strata, Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo.

Where distributed: Grains of Wrath distributes to Oregon and Washington.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White head, virtually no lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Pleasing tropical citrus and stone fruit blend. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; lovely fruity blend mixed with some hop citrus bitterness. Neither overpowers the other. Citrus aftertaste. Fairly clean IPA to me, and a delicious one. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. Not a lot of frills on this one, but a very delicious brew that hits all the proper citrus and hop notes. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.463/5

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