Saturday, January 25, 2020

Narrow Gauge Brewing Double Dry Hopped Hoppy Meal IPA

Beer Name: DDH Hoppy Meal
Brewery: Narrow Gauge Brewing Company (Florissant, MO)
ABV: 6.6%

How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.75 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: July 29, 2019
Date Purchased: August 31, 2019
Date Drank: October 24, 2019
When brewed? Probably a rotating beer.
IBU: 30

What's on the Website: "American Pale Ale dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic."

Hops: Apollo, Simcoe, Mosaic. (I'm not sure why the website has different hops than what's listed on the can.)

Grains: Golden Promise, Oats, Acidulated.

Where distributed: Narrow Gauge Brewing usually does not distribute and only sells at their Missouri breweries. For it to get to Portland, someone must have cut a damn good deal or done serious grunt work.

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

Smell (25%): Soft tropical pineapple and stone fruit, more assertive as the beer warms up a tad. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Malt combines with very soft tropical citrus and stone fruit. Second wave of citrus on the aftertaste. Refreshing. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent Pale Ale. I definitely recommend waiting a few minutes for the beer to warm up just a bit, so you can get more of the citrus experience. Another well-executed pale ale in my book. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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