Love & Ritual
Great Notion Brewing

Love & RitualLove & Ritual
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American IPA
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4.18 | pDev: 7.42%
Great Notion Brewing
Oregon, United States
Love & RitualLove & Ritual
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4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a pint glass. Drink fresh 12/12/19.

Pours hazy, small head, medium to a lot of carbonation. Smell is really bright and fruity, very juicy. Mostly tropical.

Taste is not as bright -- still very juicy, but less sweetness and more bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, but a little still. Overall, it's pretty good.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a fresh growler fill into a IPA glass.

Look- Straw, hazy, no particulate sediment, below average head retention, above average lacing.

Smell- Very fragrant, citrus, dank.

Taste- Citrus, earthy, spicy, slightly resin.

Feel- Medium body, slightly below average carbonation, slightly astringent finish.

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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours your Great Notion signature opaque light orange juice color with that absolutely gorgeous frothy and foamy white sticky head. Decent retention, great spider web lacing.

Finally, another beer that advertises Nelson and screams "NELSON!" thought the aroma. Gooseberry and white wine galore with a tropical fruit blend ranging from citric oranges to sweet melons.

Damn. In some ways, I can argue that this is perfect. But for personal preferences, I'll only slightly argue against. On first sip, this took me back to my first experience with Alpine's signature classic bearing the same title of that delicious hop. Before I even knew what the hell "gooseberry" was. But here it is again, bold and intense with that mild white wine companion. Fruits of the aforementioned lean towards that melon element. But then there's that new school yeasty, milky, sweet thing going on. I can't knock it as that's what Great Notion is known for. But damn I wish this had that classic clean profile.

Obviously, you know where I'm going from here on. It's sweet, and creamy, rich, and full. Light carbonation, only a touch of bitterness.

For the new school hazy and milkshake IPA fans out there, I think this would absolutely be a home run. Might even be one of the best of the style I've ever had! But shit, I really wish this had that clean West coast ale yeast to make this pop. The execution of Nelson in this beer is simply begging for it.


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Love & Ritual from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 8 ratings