Friday, March 25, 2022

HenHouse Brewing MK Ultra IPA

Beer Name: MK Ultra
Brewery: HenHouse Brewing (Santa Rosa, CA)
ABV: 6.6%

How sold: 4-packs of 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Unknown
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend

Date Canned: June 14, 2021
Date Drank: August 8, 2021
When brewed? Limited-time or rotating beer.

What's on the Can: "India Pale Ale w/ Simcoe, Amarillo & Chinook hops."

Commercial Description: "We’re throwing down some Simcoe, Chinook, and Amarillo in this experiment of most excellence. These flavors look like a kaleidoscope of yes and sound like deliciousness! Basically this beer is full of hypnotically induced joy. So much joy, in fact, that you will be overcome with so much stokedness you won’t know what to do! This could all be yours.

As we all know, LSD quiets the mind and puts users in a highly suggestible trance. That's how psychedelic drugs work. That's what CIA Director Allen Dulles believed in 1953 when he launched MK-Ultra, the CIA's acid-fueled mind control program. Soon G-Men who'd never sniffed a "jazz cigarette" before were squirting syringes of MIL-SPEC brain gravy at each other. What could go wrong? What did go wrong? Who knows? Dulles got the ax, they burned all the records and canceled the program. They did cancel the program, right? I don't have the answers, I'm just asking the chicken."

Where distributed: HenHouse Brewing distributes within California.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, some sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, trace lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Pleasant tropical, mostly sweet pineapple. Complementing earthy and light dank notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Mix of light dank/octane and pulpy pineapple from start to finish. Assertive citrus and citrus peel towards the back end. 4.5/5

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

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Awesome can art here (chicken doctor FTW). Pineapple and overall tropical flavors here bring a memorable experience. I had this on a hot, tropical day, but I'd enjoy this at any time of the year. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.475/5

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