Had Passionfeber IPA in June 2017 on Gotland, Sweden, poured from 330-ML. bottle, label stamped best before "22092018," into small hand-blown tulip glass.
Pours beautifully deep hazy orange, with a nice head that doesn't last or leave a trace. The aroma is malty and fruity, but not clearly passionfruit. On drinking, citrus, light malt, and then a bit of passionfruit shows in the drying, bitter and slightly sour finish. Another fine example of Swedish-American beer styling.
Form the short and stubby bottle in a snifter. This decent little IPA
pours a lightly hazy golden straw color with a nice head of white foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin light layer, and shows spotty lacing.
Nose of mild lightly tart citrus notes of orange, lemon, light cracker,
and subtle sweet honey malt. Flavors surpass the nose with a tangerine
and passion fruit note mingling nicely with soft wheat and light cracker notes
with a touch of pineapple and light spicy hops that give nice balance.
Nice mouth feel; medium light body, medium carbonation that is lively,
and a crisp lightly citrus finish that is moderately dry and quaffable.
Improves with warmth
Overall, a fine little brew from across the pond from our good friend
Ian from England.
A: The body is yellow and mildly hazy, having a relatively medium to high density. The head is white, showing a one finger thick head after the pour but after a while shows minor retention and no lacing.
S: The aroma has tons of passionfruit, backed up by a lemon and grapefruit like flavour, ending in a resinous touch. It's fresh and it's good.
T: Taste starts off with passionfruit, moving on to the grapefruit or blood orange touch and ends with a slight resinous profile that shows some booze but nothing much, really just a hint of it. Interesting.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is high. Alcohol is slightly noticed. Bitterness is medium to high but not harsh.
O: Very drinkable beer. These guys at Brewski know how to brew stuff.
Copper blond, lightly veiled. Not bad white, abundant foam.
In the smell a strong hoppyness, from pine to grassy, and a sweet fruitiness (tropical). Whent it warms, the sweet side is too strong.
Tropical fruit in the taste, too sweet.
Same for the aftertaste. Boring.
Tap @ Singular Bar, Bilbao - Pours cloudy golden with a medium white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - citrus - passion fruit/orange/mandarin, light resin. Taste - light citrus - passion fruit/orange, light resin. Nice easy drinking citrus fronted APA.
I'm just going to copy and paste my comment from the WBAYDN post from when I had this beer tonight, with a couple additions:
This is my first time with this brewery. I visit Sweden once a year and do not remember seeing these on the shelves in the past.
On the recommendation of @JamFuel I went back to System today and picked up a bottle of this as well as the Mangofeber which is on deck.
To date, Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar and Abrahadabra have been my favorite Swedish-made American IPA/DIPA/APA. 95% of the ones I've tried do not stand up to the America-made versions. And the ones I have enjoyed in the past and then followed up on the next year have been spoiled for me by all the great ones coming out these days in the tri-state area.
This beer however bucks the trend, and boy am I excited. It reminds me a lot of some offerings I've had recently such as Trillium Sleeper Street and Threes There Your Are and Unreliable Narrator.
I realize that no one probably cares about such a long post on Swedish-made IPA's, but I take particular interest in the topic given the amount of time I spend in Sweden. As for the "New England" take on IPA's, this is hands down my favorite. Huge passionfruit balanced by a hint of raw green flavors, soft mouthfeel up front due to the wheat, though well carbonated, and a big finish at 75 IBU reminding you that you are in fact drinking an IPA. Golden yellow color with a bone white, frothy head that lasted the whole drink. Oh, and #haze4daze for those who care about that.
Well done, Brewski, very well done. I will without question be stocking your IPA's every time I visit Sweden. Keep the great work!
Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is really dank with lots of onion, dill and even a bit of cabbage. Taste is really juicy and dank with some fruity acidity on the finish. Aftertaste has medium bitterness. Full bodied with low carbonation. Really nice one from the Brewski fruit IPA series.
Been seeing this bottle on the shelf so many times, but the passion fruit scared me a bit. Bit to much Lambic feeling about it. My GF bought it for the Friday Taco Night and I was but of supriced by the taste. It was real nice and the bit fruity and bath salt smell and the taste worked real nice with an taco, chili and salsa. Probably will have this in mind when going for spicy Mexican food.
The colour is gold (7 EBC), the liquid is hazy. The three finger head is off-white and compact; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing.
The smell is fruity-sweet. Lactose and exotic fruits. Earl Grey tea and bitter hops. Some grapefruit peels.
The taste is sweet with passing bitter notes. Grapefruit, passion fruit and lemon curd. Full body. The aftertaste is bitter-sweet with lots of exotic fruit juice and fruit toffee. The finish is sweet with grapefruit, mango and fresh passion fruit.