Friday, December 9, 2022

Fort George Magnetic Fields IPA (2021-22 Version)

Beer Name: Magnetic Fields (2021-22 Version)
Brewery: Fort George Brewery (Astoria, OR)
ABV: 7.2%

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

Date Canned: December 6, 2021
Date Drank: March 5, 2022
When brewed? Limited-time seasonal beer. This beer was available from December 2021 to March 2022.

What's on the Website: "A Hazy Winter IPA Utilizing brewing knowledge pulled from the four corners of the planet, Magnetic Fields delivers a new IPA recipe to the Pacific Northwest every winter. Winter 2021-22 features a heavy amount of Amarillo, Cashmere, Chinook, Talus dry hopping. IPA tastes may be polarizing, but Magnetic Fields brings North, South, East, and West together with the irresistible force of lupulin ecstasy.."

Hops: Amarillo, Cashmere, Chinook, Talus.

Malts: Superior Pilsner, Admiral Yolo Gold, Canada Oat Malt, Weyermann Acidulated.

Where distributed: Fort George generally distributes just in the Pacific Northwest.

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

Smell (25%): Juicy tropical citrus and stone fruit, with complementing oaty malt. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Juicy blend of earthy and tropical citrus/stone fruit. Slowly, the citrus presence builds. Assertive citrus aftertaste. Very slight octane, bit doesn't take away from the experience. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Very juicy. Felt this left more of a dry tongue than prior versions. 4/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Did I mention this was a juicy brew? The 2021-22 version again brought the citrus punch I enjoy, but seemingly magnified a bit. I enjoyed this version more than prior years' releases. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.663/5

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