Review: Upslope Tropical Fruit Sour | Craft Beer & Brewing
Upslope Tropical Fruit Sour
95 out of 100

Style: Sour Ale

ABV: 7.2 IBU: 18

95/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Upslope Tropical Fruit Sour

What the brewers say

“Inspired by the classic Hawaiian POG juice, this golden sour is blended with more than 500 pounds of passion fruit, blood orange, and guava. Four sour projects, ranging from 6-months- to 2-years-old, make up the base for this tropical-fruit sour. Expressive notes of each fruit and a touch of sweetness balance the full acidity of this aged and fruit-forward sour.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Massive tropical fruit character: intense passion fruit backed by citrus, with hints of Makrut lime, orange, guava, and passion fruit. It’s like Hawaii in a glass.”

Flavor: “The fruit comes together really well. The sourness is a great mix of fruit tartness with underlying fermentation character; the passion fruit adds brightness; and the guava adds some body and a hint of floral character. The finish is relatively light. Very pleasant tart character without rough edges. Beer qualities are an afterthought, just enough to keep it from being thin.”

Overall: “A more modern take on this style that showcases the fruit expertly and singularly.”

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