Friday, December 8, 2023

Hetty Alice IPA

Beer Name: Hetty Alice IPA
Brewery: Hetty Alice Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 6.7%

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

Date Canned: March 13, 2023
Date Drank: May 27, 2023
When brewed? Year-round beer. One of their flagship beers.

What's on the Can: "West Coast IPA featuring Citra, Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin.

Hetty Alice was my Grandmother. This beer is brewed in remembrance of her generous and adventurous spirit. With Love & Great Thirst, Brewmaster Gavin Lord."

Where distributed: Unknown, but for now, Hetty Alice likely distributes just within Oregon. A September 2022 Oregonian article noted Hetty Alice beers were found mainly in Portland, as fast east as Bend (Oregon), and as far south as Ashland (Oregon). 

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. Frothy white head, trace lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Mostly sweet citrus, with complementing, balanced pine/hop. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Largely a sweet citrus from start to finish, with hoppy pine thrown in. Largely a straightforward IPA, but well-executed. Sweet citrus aftertaste. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Leaves a dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Now this is a flagship beer to be proud of. Flavorful, well-executed, and delicious. I also love the story behind the brewery name, which you can find on their website. Hoping to try more of their beers in the future. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.475/5

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