The story here goes that the beer was created as a celebration of life's passions, hence the inclusion of passionfruit in the mix. As for the experience of tucking into the Tropical IPA, it's like a souped-up version of Valhalla's Golden Ale, at least when it comes to the softness with which the bitterness arrives amid a pillowy, drinkability-enhancing mouthfeel.
Pouring a deep golden that leans towards copper, with the hint of caramel sweetness you might expect with such an appearance, the passionfruit makes itself known, but not alone: there's pineapple and orange citrus in support, courtesy of the Simcoe and Riwaka hops. And, if I'm not mistake, some melon to taste too. As the name says, it's tropical.
- Tropical IPA
- 47 IBU