Oxymoronic Organic IPA - Natian Brewery
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4.3/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into pint glass during Portland Mighty Mites small beer festival~
This beer is SOOO weird it's good! There was not listing for abv, but it was at the Mighty Mites tasting so it should have been less than 5.6%. Brewed using 100% Palisade hops (seriously!).
First of all, I have only tried one other Natian beer and was wondering what all the fuss was about. Then I tasted this little rock star and had an epiphany! This truly unique and experimental beer is an eye opening experience and I look forward to trying more Natian brews in the near future.
Pours with a hazy copper hue with some light and dark highlighting. Decent head, great retention, fine lace. Very pretty!
Aromatically this is weird. Very weird. There is a funky, slightly sour fruit note mixing in the mild hop aromas and a touch of spice, honey, and forest floor. Truly intriguing. I get maybe a papaya, banana, guava thing. Fun!
On the palate this mind bending experience continues. These hops are truly unique. The palate takes a roller coaster ride from sour fruit to astringent grassy notes to spice and then a bit of funk (a good funk... like George Clinton!).
Texture is nice, good grip and intensity without being overly heavy or oppressive. Alcohol is kept in check, but I wonder if it is pushing near 6%... Finish is long and strong.
Overall this is a very good beer and I went back for seconds so that I could try it again. It is superbly weird and odd, and I love that it kept me on my toes. I had two other folks with me who also kept smelling and tasting it giving oooohs and aaaahs and a WTF is this!?!?!
Keep experimenting away guys!
Serving type: on-tap
08-28-2011 20:42:39 | More by cbarrett4
Oxymoronic Organic IPA from Natian Brewery
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