Saturday, February 29, 2020

Culmination Brewing Sun Fade Arcade Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Sun Fade Arcade
Brewery: Culmination Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.9%

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 6, 2019
Date Purchased: September 21, 2019
Date Drank: October 19, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

Commercial Description: "Hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Trap Door Brewing and dry hopped with Idaho 7, Mosaic, and Motueka."

Hops: Idaho 7, Mosaic, Motueka.

Where distributed: Culmination Brewing can be found in the Pacific Northwest. It slowly but surely has expanded throughout the Portland area.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden-light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Pleasing blend of resinous tropical (citrus and stone fruit mix) and pine. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Resinous forward, with tropical stone fruit complementing. Bunch of citrus on the back end. Very refreshing. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Big fan of the tropical and resinous blend here. Bonus points for the citrus at the back end. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.35/5

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