I can’t remember the last time that I’ve had passion fruit, but more and more beers are using it (like this Avery beer) and I’m a fan.
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “EXHILARATING ALE. We’ve kicked it up a notch by adding a tropical twist to this refreshing ale. Get amped on Passion Fruit Kicker—a jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, smooth brew with sweet, tart, fruity flavor. We layer passion fruit tea and passion fruit juice with wheat malt and 2-row malted barley to bring you this exhilarating crowd pleaser. Your palate will do a 360 for more of this luscious wheat ale.”
Random: I want to go back to Hawaii. The fruit there was ridiculously good.
This beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and straw-yellow in color. I couldn’t see much carbonation due to the haziness. The nose was tart and juicy passion fruit. Some mango came through as well with wheat to back it up. This smelled like a summer beer to me. The taste was pretty tart up front and had a lot of authentic passion fruit as opposed to passion fruit flavoring. It also had mango and wheat with Cara Cara orange flesh. There was some bready malt at the end of this, which made the body a bit thick. It had a lot of carbonation, with assisted with the drinkability. The finish was quick, but filled with passion fruit and citrus flesh. A bottle of this was $1.92 ($.16 per ounce). I really enjoyed this beer. It would make for a great barbecue beer.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0