Hop Stache
Matchless Brewing

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American IPA
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3.83 | pDev: 4.96%
Matchless Brewing
Washington, United States
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3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can, dated 7/15/19, so it's a shade over 90 days old. Hazy, almost murky pour, with tight frothy head. The hops don't contribute much in the aroma department, so,you get a beer-y nose, which is fine. Nice base of malt, the label lists oats as the one of the three malts ( others are Pilsner and Munich). Clean mouthfeel, pleasant and not overwhelming biiterness. The ABV is right - just enough for a nice IPA. The beer was brewed specifically for a local retailer, so it was not highly distributed.

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: A peach-orange haze with a thick two finger head and clumpy lacing.

S: Mostly mango - soapy and overripe.

T: Mellow and muted tasted of mango, strawberries, and apricot.

F: Smooth, but thin and with low carbonation. Almost flat or nitrous.

O: Drinkable, but lame and nothing to choose to pay for again.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two 16oz cans grabbed at PCC Natural Market in Canyon Park, Bothell, Washington. I've seen Matchless around but never bit on them. Well here we go. Canned less than a month ago on 7/15/19. Served in a pint glass.

Look- Slightly hazy, bright golden amber color, nice off-white head that recedes quickly, a heavy amount amount of lacing that won't go away. A moderate amount of carbonation stream visible in the glass as it sits.

Smell- Melon and tropical fruit (pineapple and mango), THEN orange juice, floral berries, malt, a slight amount of hop, dank and pine.

Taste- Same as the smell. Fruity, sweet, a light pine in the finish. The fruit picks up the warmer it gets.

Feel- Medium bodied, minimal carbonation on the tongue. A little sticky. Semi-sweet and juicy.

O- A decent rendition of a NE style IPA. Nice to see more solid breweries coming up in the south Puget Sound!

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Photo of mactrail
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Handsome amber color, slightly hazy, with plenty of white foam in the Orval chalice. Pleasing sudsy mouthful with a malty body. Aroma of lime peel and mango. Hops are listed at Amarillo, Mosaic, El Dorado, and Citra. It's quite fragrant.

Fairly sweet. Flavors of candied orange peel with a sugary dankness. Not very bitter at all. Quite sippable. Overall, a rich and fruity hoppy brew that is well above average for "modern" IPAs. From the 16 oz can purchased up north.

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Hop Stache from Matchless Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 5 ratings