Blaze the Stratus
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
8%
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Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 1.94%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
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Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: A double IPA dry hopped with Galaxy hops. #BlazeUp
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy pale golden yellow in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint bright yellow + straw yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a small patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy tropical/passionfruit, citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and stone fruit/peach hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + wheat + grainy malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + wheat + grainy malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy tropical/passionfruit, citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and stone fruit/peach hops which impart a hint of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving moderate lingering tropical + citrus hop flavors (predominantly passionfruit).

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a light amount of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly crisp, dry, and soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Enjoyable and does a great job of highlighting galaxy hops (one of my favorites). Will definitely grab another couple of these to enjoy soon - possibly for Thanksgiving day.

Nov 15, 2019
Blaze the Stratus from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 4 ratings