Friday, April 28, 2023

Ecliptic Brewing LIGO West Coast IPA

Beer Name: LIGO West Coast IPA
Brewery: Ecliptic Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.5%

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

Date Canned: March 9, 2022
Date Drank: June 18, 2022
When brewed? Year-round beer.
IBU: 50

What's on the Can: "LIGO is our take on a West Coast IPA with a firm, yet modern hop character. Citrus, berry and tropical notes are complemented by dankness and pine."

Where distributed: Ecliptic Brewing distributes to select states and should be easily found in the Pacific NW.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden-orange into a pint glass. Very frothy white head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Balanced hoppy pine-grapefruit citrus blend, with some dank and complementing malt. 4/5

Taste (40%): Soothing hoppy pine and citrus experience from start to finish. Aftertaste has more grapefruit-citrus that stays on the tongue. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. Fairly juicy for a West Coast IPA. Some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. LIGO is a great beer that I could easily drink any day. Aside from this being hazy and not clear, there's nothing that makes this beer stand out over any other West Coast IPA. That said, this is a time where we don't need to reinvent the wheel on what's worked. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.038/5

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