Friday, February 7, 2020

Great Notion / Other Half Junior Prom Hazy Double IPA

Beer Name: Junior Prom
Brewery: Great Notion Brewing (Portland, OR) in collaboration with Other Half Brewing (Brooklyn, NY)
ABV: 8.25%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Great Notion Brewing (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.23 for single 16 oz. tallboy cans

Date Canned: October 4, 2019
Date Purchased: October 26, 2019
Date Drank: October 31, 2019
When brewed/released? Limited-time or rotating beer.

Commercial Description: "In collaboration with Other Half Brewing, this double IPA is brewed with Galaxy, Motueka, Sabro, and Southern Passion hops."

Where distributed: Great Notion Brewing currently self-distributes their beer. They do can releases (4-packs of 16 oz cans) every Saturday at their NW location, and otherwise may sell leftover 16 oz cans or 32 oz crowlers at their NE Alberta taproom.

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

Smell (25%): Resinous tropical citrus and stone fruit with complementing oaty and wheat malts. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; blend of resinous tropical initially, then the stone fruit takes over. More of a citrus-resiny aftertaste. Still refreshing despite being labeled at 8.25% ABV. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. As usual with most Great Notion beers, I'm a fan and would get it again. Tropical is the star and the resinous qualities bring it to the next level. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.475/5

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