Friday, March 6, 2020

Block 15 Brewing Flicker IPA

Beer Name: Flicker
Brewery: Block 15 Brewing Co. (Corvallis, OR)
ABV: 6.75%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.15 for single 16 oz tallboy can

Date Purchased: October 19, 2019
Date Drank: November 14, 2019
When brewed? Seasonal beer for the fall months.

What's on the Can/Website: "Inspired by Autumn's warm days and crisp nights, Flicker was designed to spark conversation and community while delivering a delightfully unique hop profile with notes of melon, lychee, stonefruit, and pine. Brewed often and canned fresh, look for Flicker around the Pacific Northwest this fall."

Where distributed: Block 15 Brewing self-distributes to select markets in Oregon and Washington.Click to see where Block 15 distributes its beer!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White head with trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Blend of tropical melon, stone fruit, and pine with complementing hoppy notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Blend of malt, tropical, and pine throughout. Melon and stone fruit work well with the pine; if anything, the tropical comes through more. Hoppiness once again complements everything. Aftertaste is a tropical-hop blend. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Juicy with slight dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Another top-notch seasonal brew from Block 15 that I wish was available more often. Very balanced, with a bit more emphasis on the tropical, but all the other IPA components, from the hops to the pine to the malts, harmoniously work. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.563/5

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