Friday, May 7, 2021

American Solera The Magic Touch Double IPA

Beer Name: The Magic Touch
Brewery: American Solera (Tulsa, OK; North Haven, CT)
ABV: 8.2%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Unknown
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend

Date Canned: October 6, 2020
Date Drank: December 20, 2020
When brewed? Rotational or limited-time beer.

Commercial Description: "DIPA with Kohatu and Moutere hops. You could call it a mango smoothie if you don't like beer."

Hops: Kohatu, Moutere.

Where distributed: American Solera has limited distribution in the United States.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange-golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered, lots of sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy white head, virtually no lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Dank tropical stone fruit, with complementing malty notes. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Dank and malt-forward, with slight octane. Then a tropical wave comes in that runs through the aftertaste. Malt rejoins the tropical a few seconds in. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Full-bodied, some carbonation. Very juicy and pulpy with slight dry tongue. Much more full-bodied than expected. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Interesting that the can says this is brewed in Connecticut but American Solera is in Oklahoma, perhaps a third party was involved? Positive first experience here that touches all the notes from dank to juicy tropical. If you want a juicy Double IPA on the stronger side, this one is for you. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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