Friday, March 27, 2020

Crux Vicky's Gone Troppo IPA

Beer Name: Vicky's Gone Troppo
Brewery: Crux Fermentation Project (Bend, OR)
ABV: 6.4%

How sold: 6-packs of 12 oz. cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend

Date Canned: September 23, 2019
Date Drank: February 2, 2020
When brewed? Limited-time or rotating beer.
IBU: 40

What's on the Can: "The pursuit of the next great IPA boasts endless twists and turns...where will this one take us? Well, the journey begins with one of our favorite hops from the 'Land Down Under', Vic Secret. A punch of pineapple, passionfruit, and pine should drive your palate to a tropical paradise."

Where distributed: Crux ships to select states.

Appearance (5%): Poured mostly clear golden into a pint glass. White head, virtually no lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical pineapple with complementing malt notes. 4/5

Taste (40%): Blend of pineapple, pine, and malt from start to finish. Pilsner-like qualities towards the back end. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, good carbonation. Slight dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): A decent IPA. A blend of West Coast hoppy vibes with what feels like a pineapple pulp experience. It's good for what it is, but in my book lacks the next-level oomph. 3.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 3.888/5

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