Beer Name: Fields of Green (Codename: Nelson)
Brewery: Fort George Brewery (Astoria, OR)
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 fortgeorgebrewery.com/gone 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.
Where distributed: Fort George distributes just in the Pacific Northwest.
REVIEW: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