Friday, July 9, 2021

Tripping Animals Brewing Bimini Bay 2 IPA

Beer Name: Bimini Bay 2
Brewery: Tripping Animals Brewing (Doral, FL) in collaboration with Invasive Species Brewing (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
ABV: 7.8%

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

Date Drank: February 6, 2021
When brewed? Limited-time or rotational beer. This could be an updated version of Bimini Bay, which has since been discontinued.

What's on the Can: "India Pale Ale with Amarillo, Azacca, and Ekuanot hops. This is a collaboration with our amigos from Invasive Species Brewing."

Hops: Amarillo, Azacca, Ekuanot.

Where distributed: Tripping Animals Brewing likely has limited distribution. I have no clue how my friend (who lives in the Pacific NW) got a hold of this.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered, lots of sediment at the bottom of the can which may turn the beer slightly lighter orange (and hazier). Frothy white head, good lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Balanced citrus with pilsner-like malt notes. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): A bit dank and slight octane initially, then a citrus peel wave that hangs around into the aftertaste. Complementing malt also around into the aftertaste. Flavorful. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. Florida is eventually on my bucket list of places to get to when the pandemic officially ends. Breweries like Tripping Animals and Invasive Species are why I would travel for good beer. Scanning Tripping Animals' taplist, they remind me a lot of Great Notion in Portland, embracing mostly IPAs and sours (but they also have other styles available). 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.413/5

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