Friday, April 17, 2020

Beer Lab HI Ikura NE-Style IPA

Beer Name: Ikura
Brewery: Beer Lab Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
ABV: 6.2%

How sold: On draft
Where bought: Beer Lab Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
Price: $3 for a 4 oz pour

Date Drank: February 15, 2020
When brewed? Limited-time or rotating beer. Part of their rotating Omakase series.
IBU: 27

Commercial Description: "Omakase series NE IPA brewed w/ Citra & Centennial hops."

Where distributed: Beer Lab Hawaii is only found in Hawaii.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light-orange into a taster glass. Unfiltered, white head, but virtually no lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Predominantly assertive peach and apricot. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Citrus peach-forward, with a wave of hop floral flavor. Blend of the two continues into the aftertaste. Flavor from start to finish. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. The more pleasing sweet citrus flavors here (and big flavor at a lower ABV) give this the nod in my opinion over the Lilikoi Milkshake. But both are great, so I would still recommend trying both. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.525/5

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