Monday, August 7, 2017

Other Half/Monkish/Trillium Fully Loaded Baked Potato

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA/Triple IPA
ABV: 10%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.42/5
- RateBeer: 3.8/5
- Untappd: 4.45/5

"Fully Loaded Baked Potato Imperial IPA(10%) comes with all the fixin's like Mosaic, Galaxy, Denali and Kohatu hops plus plenty of oats and wheat. Then it gets extra fixin's in the form of triple dry hopping."

Pours a gorgeous glowing orange with a murky body and a finger of white head.

The aroma has an inviting mix of tropical fruits and citrus. Lemon peel, sherbet, grapefruit, melon, stone fruit, orange rind, and the list goes on. A small hop bite on the back end caps it off.

Lots of acidic citrus up front. Tangy orange and grapefruit juice come to me first. Immediately after is a sweeter side with orange creme and sherbet taking over the middle part of the mouth. Before I can get comfortable, a blast of bitter hop juice makes its presence known. Mixed in with the bitter hops are peaches and apricots, but then it goes back to more acidic citrus. The flavors change on this one frequently and it always keeps you guessing. Near the end, some lemon zest kicks in as does more hop oils and juices.

Mouthfeel is full, but relatively calm. Considering it is a 10% Triple IPA, drinkability is ridiculously high on this one. There's no real alcohol presence, but a warming sensation on each sip is felt.

Fully Loaded Baked Potato seemed to represent each respective brewery. I loved the constantly changing flavors that kept me guessing and it was shockingly easy to drink. Three big name breweries came together to make beautiful music and it did not disappoint.


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