Beer Review | Exile Hop Chronicles Pacific Triad America Pale Ale - The Iowa Beer Blog

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Beer Review | Exile Hop Chronicles Pacific Triad America Pale Ale

STYLE: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 30

In late 2017, Exile Brewing of Des Moines, introduced The Mosiac Crown. It was the first of their new Hop Chronicles series, a hop-forward group of beers with a promising start. Pacific Triad is the second of the series and explores hops of the Pacific region including Vic Secret, Citra and Motueka.

My bottle is stamped with 01162018 as this sample's date of birth. The aroma is insanely fresh and fills the nose with fresh flowery potpourri. The color is sunflower yellow and the body is slightly cloudy. It's described as "unfiltered" right on the label but it's not murky or full of suspended yeast.

This beer screams "spring is here!" although there's still a few months to go. It'll push those winter warming stouts to the back of the beer fridge. While this isn't a lawnmower beer, as they say, it does make you long for freshly cut green grass in May. Pacific Triad is bright, fresh and possibly the best IPA Exile has bottled to date.

They are known for their series of beers. Perhaps, most famously for their Bohemian series of funky fruited Berliner sour beers. Before that it's their portfolio of German inspired flagships like Ruthie, Hannah and Gigi. The focus on either single hopped or a beautiful marriage of hop cones is a welcomed idea to the Iowa beer scene.

OVERALL: 4.0 bottle caps (out of five)

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