Passion Fruit Mochi
Great Notion Brewing

Passion Fruit MochiPassion Fruit Mochi
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #739
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Ranked #4,900
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 5.87%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
37
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Great Notion Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  3
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Passion Fruit MochiPassion Fruit Mochi
Notes: Passion Fruit Mochi is a thick, juicy fruited IPA fermented with toasted rice, milk sugar, vanilla, and of course Passion Fruit! We dry hopped this one with Mosaic and Citra hops. Enjoy!
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Truly a delicious beer. This one really surprised me since I didn’t know how the mochi addition would taste - despite being a fan of mochi and mochi ice cream. 1/17/20 date printed on can. Pours a nice hazy lighter yellow color with some fluffy white head that slowly faded and a little spotty lingering lacing. Smells of big juicy ripe passion fruit, mango, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit and guava. Also some malt, floral hops, creamy vanilla and bread. Taste follows the nose, excellent balance and depth. Great smoothness to the vanilla with the slightly tart hit of bitter hops. Very nice. Creamy, luscious, smooth mouthfeel with good carbonation. A truly enjoyable beer and one that I would buy again.

Feb 23, 2020
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DavidR_9 from California

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/17/20
consumed 2/9/20

Pretty much spot on with UWDAWG’s review. This is a super hazy opaque straw colored beer. Unfortunately many hazy beers have poor head retention - this is no exception.. but still a nice lookin beer.
I get a lot of passionfruit, vanilla, starburst candy aroma. Flavor is fruity, milk sugary, vanilla, and a tart and slightly bitter finish. Reminds me of M-43 strawberry tart from Old Nation. A very unique beer in the ipa category. Definitely the kind of beer that you should be in the mood for if you want an ipa that ISN’T JUST bitter or fruity.

Feb 09, 2020
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UWDAWG from Washington

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a IPA glass.

Look- Straw, hazy, zero visibility, below average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Grapefruit, passion fruit, melon, starburst candy.

Taste- Grapefruit, juicy, passion fruit, vanilla notes, sweet, tart.

Look- Between full and medium body, below average carbonation.

Jan 23, 2020
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TheBrewsky from California

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I did have a 5oz pour on tap, but it was among the many I tried when visiting. I think this will do it more justice. Here she goes..
Canned 2/4/19. Drank from 10oz Great Notion flute glass.
L: Pours like juice, looks like juice. Don't know what more to say. Completely opaque, zero clarity. Very slight head formation consisting of loosely packed bubbles but it did not retain. No lacing on glass. I could fill a tropicana container full of this and go out in public glugging it and nobody would bat an eye.
S: Tons of juice character, namely the passionfruit. Aromas of tangerine and orange also noticeable. I get generous amounts of vanilla along with that rice cakeyness that you smell in horchata. That vanilla is elevating the score for me.
T: From what I can remember, I think it is drinking better from the can then on tap. The passsionfruit is abundant and is tasted from start to finish, lending a sweet fruit/tartness to the profile. Vanilla also is trying to share the stage and is even more noticeable on the finish and in the aftertaste. Hops are lemongrassy in taste and seems somewhat green on the finish. Nice bitter tinge at the end as well. The thing is, I can taste the mochi rice aspects of this beer which is a plus. One of the better tasting "milkshake" ipas imo.
F: Thick in feel and in weight. It is very slick in texture but not chewy.It isn't soft, creamy or pillowy, rather oil-like and viscous. Carbonation is moderate lending slight fizz element. Moderate bitterness as well.
O: I am rather enjoying this, especially given the nature of this beer. It has tons of vanilla and passionfruit flavor with just a touch of hoppyness that brings me to realize that there are some IPA elements to this beer, though minimal. It's a novelty brew that I am glad to have tried. Cheers!

Feb 17, 2019
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BigMatt408 from California

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was sick with a cold and losing my taste buds when I was able to try this beer at the brewery. Even with a severe lack of taste buds present, this was one of the greatest beers I have ever had.

Aug 13, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Green Session. Aroma is fruity, sweet and syrupy. Taste is like a sweet and fruity sorbet, a bit tart and citrusy with some lime flavor. Overall it's well balanced and has nice lemon cake flavors.

Jun 22, 2018
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BeerGlassesCollector from Cyprus

4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had this beer quite fresh (within 2 weeks of release) and during the first few sips I was quite impressed. As the beer warmed up to about stout-recommended drinking temperature the passion fruit aroma became much more intense and natural. The mouthfeel became much more creamy and the taste was a mixture between passion fruit, bitter grapefruit and blood orange. A fantastic beer!

Jun 17, 2018
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours a thick orange haze
S: passion fruit and vanilla jump out of the glass
T: just like he nose...I really enjoy the milkshake ipas with vanilla.
F: thick and creamy

Jun 16, 2018
Passion Fruit Mochi from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 37 ratings