O'So Brewing Company - Feather in a Hurricane

O'So Brewing Company - Feather in a Hurricane

Beer Club featured in Rare Beer Club

Style:

Triple New England Hazy IPA

Country:

United States

Bottle size:

16-oz

Alcohol by Volume:

9.8%

O'So Brewing Company - Feather in a Hurricane

  • ABV:

    9.8%
  • Bottle Size:

    16-oz
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs):

    51
  • Serving Temperature:

    44–52° F
  • Suggested Glassware:

    Tulip, Thistle, Globe Snifter, or Spiegelau IPA Glass
  • Malts:

    2-Row, Pale Ale, Oats
  • Hops:

    Mosaic, Citra, Talus

Third up in our Rare Beer Club Special Offer is Feather in a Hurricane (apropos as it is a triple IPA), one of two extremely rare, high gravity IPAs. We don’t often feature IPAs in the Rare Beer Club, but when we came across these from O’so Brewing Company, we just had to let our members in on the action! Feather in a Hurricane pours a bright, hazy, amber-orange, with a pillowy white head, and sticky, church window-like lacing. The head does thin out a bit, but lingers on top of the liquid for quite some time, hence the lacing.

Upon leaning in to take in the aromas we were welcomed by pronounced tropical and citrus fruit complemented by piney and floral notes. This triple dry hopped triple IPA goes all-in on aroma. Tangerine, cara cara oranges, and grapefruit come to mind with passionfruit, mango, and pineapple making up the majority of the citrus and tropical notes. Piney and bright hop notes come in next and give nice floral aromas as we swirl the beer in our glasses. Big malt aromas come through as the beer slightly warms with pale malt and 2-row shining through. Intriguing and very inviting.

O’so Feather in a Hurricane is a powerhouse on the palate as well. The big, juicy tangerine, grapefruit, and cara cara orange notes from the aroma are well represented on the palate, as are the pineapple, passionfruit, and mango notes, providing a nice fruit forward push. The palate reveals even more than the aromas suggested as we uncovered notes of guava and hints of lychee. The grippy bitterness of the hops elevates these flavors and adds refined piney notes and floral aspects to this multifaceted triple IPA. There’s a well structured pale malt backbone holding it all together, making one of the most drinkable IPAs we’ve tasted.

Feather in a Hurricane is full bodied with a creamy and smooth mousse culminating in a long, well rounded finish. This is so well balanced we weren’t fazed by the 9.8% abv as it was almost imperceptible. A truly awesome achievement.

We recommend drinking IPAs right away, but the abv and malt character of this triple IPA suggests that one can experiment with further maturity. For pairing we’re leaning toward classic buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing, double smash burgers with grilled onions and your favorite burger sauce, birria tacos, or any of your favorite street food treats. For dessert try citrus and tropical fruit tarts to play off the beer’s aromas and flavors. Enjoy!

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