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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is one unique Pale Ale. We have sourced two not so easy to find hop varietals and put them into one beer. Riwaka hops from New Zealand and South African Southern Passion hops..Yes! Flavors of passionfruit, guava, pineapple, earth and spice.

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3.8
j12601 (13189) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed glowing straw yellow gold with a medium sized white head. Soft wheat, a hint of citrus on the nose, passion fruit, tropical, subtle. Medium bodied, gets a hint of greenness going, soft citrus. Musk, a bit of mangonion, sweet citrus, light musk. Yeast and soft musk, a hint of fruit.

3.5
AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Tap at Cellar. Hazy golden color with white foam. Berry fruit, tropical fruit, spicy hop aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Spicy, berry and tropical fruit flavors with a dusty maltage---drying finish___ good.

3.8
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
At brewery. Pours a partly cloudy orange color. White head. Aromas of skunk and melon. Slight bitterness after slight sweetness.

3.9
adasko (2233) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Aroma is fresh and crisp, fruity, bit piney, light and fresh. Taste is even better. It’s so fresh, so fruity. Super hoppy, but still delicate. Very drinkable. Hazy bright yellow color. Awesome.

5
dpitinga (138) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Not sure how applicable the local-food movement is to aroma hops (or anything else for that matter, given the latest studies showing little impact of the movement on carbon footprints). As San Diego homebrewer David Gray points out on his excellent website, http://beerlegends.com/myrcene-oil hop oils such as myrcene have long been used by the perfume industry as fragrances. And fragrance ingredients lend themselves to absolute economic advantage, to paraphrase Adam Smith; you wouldn’t try growing vetiver in Vermont rather than Haiti. More to the point, if you want the aroma of Kiwi hops, you have to use Kiwi hops. Same goes for South African hops. The May 2016 batch of this beer includes both of the New Zealand Saaz descendants (Riwaka and Matoueka), as well as Southern Passion from South Africa. What a delight.

3.6
Zymurgeist2 (2385) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Draught at Ale Arsenal. Pours a hazy yellow with moderate white head that fades quickly. Slight patterns. Aroma is restrained tropics, while flavor is overt. Moderate bitterness is a little high to blend with the hop flavor. Ariana gathered some pungency as it warmed.

4
PhillyCraft (7990) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Sample tried at brewery, poured golden orange with average top. smell and taste were juicy NZ funk, lemons, guava, herbals, and pine. Finish is somewhat dry. Nice beer

4.1
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at BeerCraft. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Citrus, tropical fruit, light body. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
b3shine (9208) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Draft to 1/2 pint at Cellarmaker. According to their beer list, this is an APA, not an IPA. Looks good; a mildly hazy pineapple with white head. Smells good too; nice and hoppy with notes of juicyfruit and grapefruit paired with some light well-balanced sweetness. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as juicy. Pleasantly smooth on the palate. A great APA.

4.3
brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
On tap @ The Festival 2014. Hazed pale straw colored and a fizzy white head. The nose is very tropical and fruit forward. Smells a lot like passion fruit, guava, and mango. Some honeydew in there as well. Malt character is minimal, but sort of crackery. A light bitterness to the taste. Tons of juicy citrus and tropical fruits. Big time passion fruit and mango. Drinks pretty good.


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