Friday, April 8, 2022

Parliament Brewing Kaleidoscope Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Kaleidoscope
Brewery: Parliament Brewing (Rohnert Park, CA)
ABV: 6.9%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Parliament Brewing (Rohnert Park, CA)
Price: My friend said it was about $4.00 per can

Date Canned: May 28, 2021
Date Drank: July 25, 2021
When brewed? Might be a rotating beer.

What's on the Website: "Hazy IPA featuring Citra and Strata Hops. A juicy IPA with a super soft mouthfeel and tropical danky notes."

Hops: Citra, Strata.

Where distributed: Parliament Brewing likely just distributes within California for now.
Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, lots of sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy white head, some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Pleasing citrus tangerine and stone fruit with complementing dank and oaty notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): A controlled dank-citrus to start, then a citrus peel aura permeates the mouth. As it dissipates, there's more of a tangerine and stone fruit blend. Aftertaste is citrus pulpy. Tons of flavor. Citrus is the star here, bitterness kept in check. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. Very juicy with trace dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. My friends took a trip to the Bay Area for good food and beer, and their travels led here. I was lucky they sent me a couple of cans to try for science (and yes, they also went to Russian River in nearby Santa Rosa). Kaleidoscope drinks ridiculously easy to where I couldn't tell it was 6.9%. If you love New England-style IPAs, this will be right up your alley. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.6/5

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