Friday, January 31, 2020

Narrow Gauge Brewing OJ Run Imperial IPA

Beer Name: OJ Run
Brewery: Narrow Gauge Brewing Company (Florissant, MO)
ABV: 8.6%

How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $7.27 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: July 29, 2019
Date Purchased: August 31, 2019
Date Drank: October 28, 2019
When brewed? Probably a rotating beer.
IBU: 70

What's on the Website: "Imperial IPA dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Amarillo."

Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Amarillo.

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 golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered, lots of sediment at the bottom of the can. Very frothy white head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical pineapple and stone fruit with wheat malts, more assertive as the beer warms up a tad. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Blossoming citrus and stone fruit with trace octane and complementing wheat malt. Second wave of citrus on the aftertaste. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding Double IPA. Just like the other Narrow Gauge beers I've reviewed lately, just wait for a bit for the beer to warm up before drinking; that way you will get the most flavor and best experience for your buck. At its peak drinking point, the citrus and malt body should ideally blend, where the tropical is center stage and malt is in a supporting role. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.463/5

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