Friday, June 24, 2022

Ex Novo Brewing Threat Level Turquoise IPA

Beer Name: Threat Level: Turquoise
Brewery: Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR; Corrales, NM)
ABV: 6.8%

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

Date Canned: Possibly August 2, 2021; can't read the month clearly on the can
Date Drank: November 7, 2021
When brewed? Likely a limited-time or rotational beer.
IBU: 68

What's on the Can: "India Pale Ale with Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, and Citra."

Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, Citra.

Awards: Great American Beer Festival (gold medal, Strong Pale Ale)

Where distributed: Ex Novo Brewing distributes to several areas, including the Portland (OR) Metro, Los Angeles, SW Washington. Japan, and San Francisco Bay Area markets. Ex Novo also has a taproom in Corrales, NM.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White head, trace lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Citrus/berry mixed with slight malt. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): More of a berry/citrus blend with slight pine/dank initially. More citrus comes in on the second wave. Citrus peel aftertaste. Flavorful. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Slight dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. The citrus kept me coming back for more. I'm also a fan of the can, as New Mexico is synonymous with turquoise colors. Makes me miss New Mexico; I fell in love with the area on my 2016 trip and I've wanted to go back since. Perhaps soon.... 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.35/5

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