Paradise Pucker | Rogue Ales

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3.87/5
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70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed as a tribute to Hawaii, birthplace of the tiki shirts worn by all Rogue employees every Tuesday for as far back as we can remember, Paradise Pucker is inspired by a classic Hawaiian juice hybrid combining passion fruit, orange peels and guava. The result is a delightful sour ale. Pucker up and embrace the tiki lifestyle.

Added by flagmantho on 06-13-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,254
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
70
pDev:
6.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice slightly hazy light amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, passionfruit, guava), sour/tart. The taste is malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, passionfruit, guava), nice sour/tart note. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew, a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden amber pour with 1.5 fingers of foamy white head. Nice ring of lacing.

S: Tart and funky... tropical fruit and light citrus.

T/F: Tart and fruity up front. Definite tropicals... guava, papaya, and citrus. Not overly sour, and with some fruit sweetness coming through mid swig to balance it out a bit. Mild funk but mostly green fruit/tropicals. A little sticky on the tongue. Light bodied and very drinkable.

O: A really nice tart (not sour) tropical fruit beer. Interesting and very drinkable. Enjoyed this one a lot.

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Photo of siskiyoucellar
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I love sours, but is this really a sour? Yes, it’s tart, but it just doesn’t really go anywhere with it. It is very pretty, bright gold and very clear. The nose is promising too, lightly tangy with good fruity tones, but the taste really looses focus. The different fruits aren’t distinct from one another, just a one note sweet and sour like a old style British cider. Mouthfeel is not bad, light and crisp but too astringent. For me it’s not bad but somewhat disappointing.

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Photo of dflo32
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamarcusMarinovich
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Semi Cloudy gold with medium bubbles. White head rising quarter inch off the body. Looks very pretty.

Smell: Smells lightly citrussy like pineapples and lemons.


Taste: Sour off the bat, lemon and oranges. Little Sweet but the bitterness and sour feel is something not for everyone.

Mouth: medium carbonation and sticky. Thin body but full after taste.

Overall: Descent brew, could use some tweaking but worth grabbing if it crosses your eyes. Salud!

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Photo of Dewsby
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L) Pours a hazy honey amber with a surprisingly thick head at first. Little retention and lacing though.

S) Nos is loaded with stone fruit, passion fruit, some tart lactic acid, and almost a white pepper spice. It is inviting, but not super strong.

T) You can definitely detect the passion fruit, guava, and orange juice in this sour. It is super juicy with a fairly clean lactic acidity. Very drinkable.

F) The brew has a medium high carbonation and a nice medium body. Adds to the juiciness of the brew. Taste lingers on the tongue.

O) This is a really solid recommendation to anyone who enjoys fruited sours. Paired with a brie cheese for a lovely experience.

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Photo of eluvah
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therion72
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pin
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues along with a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving some specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of guava are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and resembles a tropical fruit punch, with lots of flavors of guava and also some notes of passionfruit. There is a light amount of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be quite enjoyable as it was packed with lots of tropical fruit flavors and wasn't really that sour or tart.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of dsshuck
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shelby415
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap. Pretty semi-clear golden color with a good head that lingers. Passion fruit and salt come through in the aroma. Taste exceeds nose with guava joining the passion fruit to balance out the salt and upper end tartness/slight souring on the back end. Light body and medium-high carbonation with a clean finish.
I didn't expect something as subtle as the guava to survive the souring but it did. Another well done beer that uses non-traditional ingredients.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I should not review Paradise Pucker as summer is not Chicago in December.
The inappropriate season aside, Paradise Pucker still is too sour for 95% of the foods I eat. However, I will say that this bottle was more palatable after it had been open three days.
After shattering the sour-meter, I recommend that the brewers change their moniker of "100% Rogue" to at least 150%. And for those who think that Rogue can do no wrong: they can, they are human like the rest of us. They got too ambitious and chased a style they knew too little of to make it well.
My advice to Rogue: stick to your knitting of experimenting with the British tradition.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Draught Firkin October 27, 2017.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy burnt amber with a frothy off-white foam that clings at the edges.

Smell is sharp stinging ripe fruit: lime, passionfruit, peach and orange.

Taste is guava, passionfruit and orange, all fruit and all tart, sharp and even sticky, with a light body, light froth, and dry finish.

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Photo of Griphon
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue Ales "Paradise Pucker"
$7/pint on tap @ Union Tap House, Philadelphia, PA on 6 October 2017

Notes: Hazy deep gold body beneath a thin cap of white that fades immediately, which is common for sour beers. The aroma is fruity and mineralish, and clean. The taste is very tart but not quite puckering. Apart from the acidity it's made up of lightly sweet golden malt with yeasty fruitiness (apricot, apple, pear). Medium-light in body and gently carbed. Any additional CO2 would accentuate the acidity and it's really quite nicely smooth as it is. Dry, mineralish, and lightly tart finish. Really quite refreshing and drinkable although a little basic.

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Paradise Pucker from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 70 ratings