Saturday, February 8, 2020

Blank Brewing Something From That Super-Hyped Brewery That Everyone's Always Talking About IPA

Beer Name: Something From That Super-Hyped Brewery That Everyone's Always Talking About
Brewery: Blank Brewing (Brooklyn, NY). Brewed by Great South Bay Brewery (Bay Shore, NY) for Blank Brewing.
ABV: 9.0%

How sold: 16 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $7.99 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Bought: October 7, 2019
Date Received: October 16, 2019
Date Drank: November 1, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time or rotating beer.

What's on the Can: "Double New England IPA with Mosaic, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops."

Where distributed: Blank Brewing is a nanobrewery and likely self-distributes their beers.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; some sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy white head; some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus and stone fruit with some earthy notes. Complementing oaty and wheat malts. As the beer warms up, tropical becomes more pronounced. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Mostly tropical and malt to start. Earthiness works its way into the fold afterward. Mostly tropical on the aftertaste. Very refreshing given the 9% ABV tag. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent Double IPA. The earthiness may have slightly overpowered the tropical that I wanted at certain stages, but the tropical remained the star overall throughout. It was worth the buy, in my book. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.263/5

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