Saturday, February 22, 2020

Revision Brewing Vă-da NE-Style Hazy Double IPA

Beer Name: Vă-da
Brewery: Revision Brewing Company (Sparks, NV)
ABV: 8.5%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $6.99 for 16 oz. tallboy can

Date Canned: September 13, 2019
Date Bought: October 7, 2019
Date Received: October 16, 2019
Date Drank: November 6, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Part of Revision's usual ongoing hazy releases.
IBU: 30

What's on the Can/Website: "Some say tomato, some say tomahto. But you can't say Na-VAH-duh. No way, not never. It's Ne-VAD-A! Vă-da (like this beer is rad-a) is a hazy DIPA, packed full of Nelson Sauvin and Vic Secret hops that provide flavors and aromas reminiscent of laychee, gooseberry, and a touch of earth, layered over a pillowy mouthfeel."

Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Vic Secret.

Where distributed: Revision Brewing distributes to nine states. See if they distribute to your area!
Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden-light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. Frothy white head, good to excellent lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tropical with trace floral/earthy notes and oaty-wheat malts. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Mix of tropical, slight resin, and malt. Towards the back end, mostly pulpy citrus peel and gooseberry blend with a soft, yet sturdy malt backbone. 4.25/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. For once, I couldn't find this Revision beer at Belmont Station, so I went elsewhere to get it. Big fan of the citrus experience here. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.263/5

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