|Brewery:||Oskar Blues Brewery|
Best Quote During Tasting
I know it's a weed reference but I have no idea what it means. I'm officially that old guy.
|Aroma - This one is all hops and fruit. There's the passion fruit (duh) that's sweet and the fruity hops (berry and pineapple) back it up well. It's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. In true Oskar Blues form, there's some resin mixed in as well.|
|Appearance - The beer is a clear, pale gold with a frothy white head. The lacing is incredible and the head never fully leaves, staying about an eight of an inch tall at all times.|
|Flavor - The regular Pinner was much more bitter than this version. The sweet passion fruit really helps to soften the blow of the big hops. The balance is definitely still toward the hops but it's a tight race. The malts are harder to pick up because of the sweetness of the fruit but they're mostly white bread.|
|Mouthfeel - The body was just below medium and the carbonation was medium+. It tingles the tongue and scrubs the palate, again softening the sweetness of the passion fruit.|
|Overall Impression - If the only difference between this and Pinner was the fruit, then damn, that's a good choice. The body of the beer was much more enjoyable and the balance was much better as well. The weird thing is that due to the sweetness (which was not overly sweet, mind you) I think I would be able to drink more of the Pinner than the Passion Fruit Pinner, even though I like the Passion Fruit version better. Regardless, both are good beers and if you haven't had anything from Oskar Blues...do it already.|