Friday, March 13, 2020

Fort George Fields of Green Hazy IPA (Codename: Nelson)

Beer Name: Fields of Green (Codename: Nelson)
Brewery: Fort George Brewery (Astoria, OR)
ABV: 7.6%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend

Date Canned: November 29, 2019
Date Drank: January 11, 2020
When brewed? Fields of Green is a year-round beer, but with limited-time batches released throughout the year. Codename: Nelson was released on or about November 30, 2019.

What's on the Website: "Evolutionary, mind bending, juicy.

"This evolving series is an exploration of hop-perception, pushing the limits of your lupulin receptors. Each batch is limited and brewed exclusively for the Pacific Northwest. Hops, malts, and yeast may vary from batch to batch. The 7.6% ABV will always remain the same.

"To see what you taste, go to and check out information on the pint you are experiencing. Fields of Green will be released in limited runs, from time to time, available in color-changing 16-ounce four-pack cans and draft."

Hops: Ella, Motueka, Nelson.
Malts: 2-Row Barley, Weyermann Pilsner, Torrified Wheat, Flaked Wheat.
Yeast: Juice.

Where distributed: Fort George distributes just in the Pacific Northwest.

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

Smell (25%): Blend of resinous tropical stone fruit grapefruit and mango. Complementing creamy, oaty malts. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. More dank forward. Lovely resin and tropical throughout. Creamy malt backbone still complements. Pilsner malts well-represented. Citrus finish like the previous Fields of Green releases. Very refreshing. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Notably, I think this one was just below the usual Fields of Green releases, but I did drink this at a later date and perhaps slightly warmer than previous cans. Or my sensors are still playing games with me. 4.5/5

Now that I've moved back home to Hawaii, these Pacific NW brews will be a lot harder to come by - unless people keep sending me care packages. Living in Oregon and Washington spoiled me. Trust me, I savor these brews now.

Final Weighted Rating: 4.538/5

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