Friday, September 24, 2021

Great Notion Brewing The Time Keeper IPA

Beer Name: The Time Keeper
Brewery: Great Notion Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 7.0%

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

Date Canned: January 27, 2021
Date Drank: March 20, 2021
When brewed/released? Rotating beer.

Commercial Description: "Our tribute to Oregon running legend Steve Prefontaine, Time Keeper is a hazy IPA brewed with Citra and Riwaka hops. Clocking in at 7% ABV and chock full of classic New Zealand flavor and aroma, this beer is swiftly becoming one of our favorites."

Hops: Citra, Riwaka.

Where distributed: Great Notion Brewing currently self-distributes their beer. They do can releases (4-packs of 16 oz cans) at their NW location, and otherwise may sell leftover 16 oz cans or 32 oz crowlers at their NE Alberta taproom. COVID-19 affected dine-in service in 2021.

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%): Balanced dank lupulin/hop mixed with pulpy citrus and creamy notes. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Some dank with trace octane to start. Second wave has pleasing juicy citrus (orange, lemon, tangerine) with oaty notes. More light malt on the back end while the citrus lingers. Very easy drinking. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Back to the New England-style IPAs I go, and Great Notion delivered once again. Always a fan of the juicy citrus experience, and there's a bunch of that here. Dankness gives it an added dimension. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.538/5

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