Friday, December 23, 2022

Grains of Wrath Built for Speed IPA

Beer Name: Built for Speed
Brewery: Grains of Wrath Brewing (Camas, WA)
ABV: 6.7%

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

Date Canned: December 23, 2021
Date Drank: March 13, 2022
When brewed? Possibly a rotational beer.

What's on the Can: "Dry-bodied West Coast IPA. Hop flavors & aromas of bright tropical fruit, pine, and dank grapefruit."

Commercial Description: "Our head brewer Mike Hunsaker has had this recipe in his pocket for a while. Light and dry with flavors of tropical fruit, pine and dank grapefruit. Drinks like an old friend."

Awards: Gold Medal, 2020 Great American Beer Festival (American-Style Strong Pale Ale)

Where distributed: Grains of Wrath distributes to Oregon and Washington.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White head, virtually no lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Balanced, vibrant pine, dank, citrus peel, and grapefruit. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, balanced pine, slight dank, and citrus. Citrus grapefruit and citrus peel gradually build into the aftertaste. Citrus lingers without being overly bitter. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; some carbonation. Full of citrus, dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. I can see why this beer won a gold medal at GABF. To me, it has wonderful balance, yet the citrus is the overall star here. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.313/5

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