Style: New England-Style IPA
ABV: 6.9 IBU: 60
WeldWerks Fruity Bits Pina Colada
What the brewers say
“Fruity Bits is a rotating IPA series inspired by our popular New England–style IPA, Juicy Bits, and brewed with real fruit to complement the hops character of the beer. For Fruity Bits - Piña Colada, we used Mosaic and Citra hops for their tropical fruit notes, then added pineapple and raw and toasted coconut to complement the juicy hops character. The result is the most fruit-forward and unique IPA we have released to date.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Big orange, vanilla, possibly chai, tobacco, mangos, pineapple, and coconut. A very light hops spiciness as it warms, but no bittering aroma. Piña Colada aromas are assaulting my brain.”
Flavor: “Huge spiced and fruit notes of mango, pineapple, and maybe a touch of coconut. The bitterness is balanced and maybe slightly accentuated by, the spices. The fruity flavors are rounded out so wonderfully with a beautiful fluffy mouthfeel that is expertly executed. Finishes with a light alcohol harshness and a ton of coconut.”
Overall: “A tropical New England IPA—this is what I would expect a Hawaiian New England IPA would taste like. Never has an IPA transported me to a tropical beach so quickly as this beer. So many positive emotions are evoked by just holding this beer near my nose, let alone drinking it. Cheers to the fine souls who brewed this beer.”
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