Friday, May 22, 2020

Rogue Ales Newport Nights West Coast IPA

Beer Name: Newport Nights
Brewery: Rogue Ales (Newport, OR)
ABV: 9.8%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans, on draft
Where bought: Unknown

Price: Unknown, gift from a friend.

Date Canned: December 26, 2019
Date Drank: May 5, 2020
When brewed/released? Limited-time beer.
IBU: 60

What's on the Can/Website: "There's nothing quite like a night out in Newport...from craft beer and the freshest seafood to bonfires on the beach, this one's dedicated to Newport and those unforgettable nights having fun on the 101. Newport Nights opens with aromas of mango, papaya, and tangerine, followed by an atom bomb of pine and grapefruit, ultimately delivering a monstrous hop punch that is surprisingly smooth."

Hops: El Dorado, Mosaic, Citra.

Where distributed: Rogue distributes their beer to several states. See if Rogue ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Initially pours clear golden into a pint glass. Turns hazy because sediment was at the bottom of the can. Frothy white head, trace lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Unmistakable blend of hoppy, dank pine and grapefruit/citrus malts. Typical west coast IPA. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Slight hint of octane at the start, but quickly gives way to malt, dank pine, and grapefruit. More cirtus, mainly grapefruit, on the aftertaste. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding Double IPA. Drinks very easy for its stated ABV, while ideally blending citrus, hoppy, and malt. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.475/5

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