Just Tapped - Passion Fruit IPA
Deschutes Brewery

Just Tapped - Passion Fruit IPAJust Tapped - Passion Fruit IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,623
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,197
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 7.51%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
113
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Just Tapped - Passion Fruit IPAJust Tapped - Passion Fruit IPA
Notes: Malts: 2-Row Pale, C-15, C-40, Acidulated, Carafoam
Hops: Cascade, Azacca, Galaxy, Vic's Secret
IBU: 46
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Photo of Tone
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hint of floral, hint of tea, strong citrus, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a slight bitterness. Tastes of citrus hops, hint of floral, hint of tea, strong citrus, slight pale malt, hint of rice, and sweet malt. Overall, average appearance, aroma, but a good feel.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this from the bottle poured chilled in a Deschutes teku
the color is amber hazed with light head with fine bead
aroma is lightly fruity with subtle tropical scent and somewhat herbal hop aroma
the feel is decent with mild bitterness and light fruity texture with dry body and slight spice element with medium high carbonation and mostly dry finish with low astringency and alcohol with fruity slightly spicy end.
The taste has a good combination of fruit with hop flavor both are complimentary with mild melon-like passionfruit with semi-spicy hop character and mild malt with gentle alcohol in the back end
This is a good IPA foremost with the addition of passionfruit not impeding the primary base style which I like, the fruit seems to dry the body more than sweetening and provides more aroma than flavor but worth trying

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a deep gold. The head is off-white with moderate retention. Leaves a bit a lacing.

Sweet right out the gate with just a touch of bitterness. The passion fruit passion fruit come through nicely laced with your basic citrus fruits. Aroma is strong on this one.

Its juicy. Big passion fruit taste. Most sweet than bitter. Definitely a tame IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Its smooth and goes down easy. Still i think it could do with a little more bubbles.

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Photo of puck1225
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Golden yellow color with nice head and lacing. Pleasant fruity, slightly floral smell. Taste has a fruity sweetness and a bit of spice. A good beer and would drink again if the occasion arose.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, best by 10/18/18. Pours slightly hazy dark golden orange with a small creamy off white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet tropical fruit.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with tropical fruit and a mild earthy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent fruity IPA.

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Photo of BrandonAndSarah
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Upon pour, the head leaves something to be desired. A good whiff of the stuff leaves one thinking that a mouthful of passionfruit is on its way. However, upon taste, the IPA lacks that punchy, fruity flavor. Instead, it tastes like a very normal light IPA, with very subtle notes of tropical flavor. The IPA rolls down the tongue quite nicely, however the aftertaste is nothing reminiscent of passionfruit. Overall, a nice light IPA with subtle fruity notes, but look elsewhere for a strong fruity beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got this off the single shelf from the Montgomery Binnys and tried it at my old neighbor house. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had tropical fruit panache. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A sixer of bottles ran me $10.99 USD at a beer store in Northeastern Colorado.

IBUs: 46. ABV: 6.8% ABV.

APPEARANCE: Pours a vibrant copper coloured body. Head is ~9cm in height, lasts a good ~8 minutes, and appears frothy and robust.

AROMA: Classic floral Cascade character, passion fruit, tropical fruit. Pale malt keeps any hop bitterness in check judging by the aroma.

Aromatic intensity is above average.

Suggests a balanced IPA with obvious passionfruit leanings, though it avoids smelling like a fruited IPA (all the passionfruit aromatics seem to come from hops, not additive).

TASTE: Matches the aroma. Discerning IPA drinkers will find this rather timid, but it's balanced. Floral and fruity, emphasizing passionfruit amidst other vaguely tropical fruity notes. Cascade shines...I'd definitely guess at Cascade or Centennial if I tried this blind.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, crisp, medium-bodied, refreshing, and slightly resinous.

OVERALL: Highly drinkable and enjoyable, and also a good value in classic Deschutes fashion. It's not trying to do anything envelope-pushing or zany, but it does combine new world hops with a classic Cascade hop profile to good effect and emphasizes the titular passionfruit without tasting artificial like so many fruited IPAs (I'm looking at you, Grapefruit Sculpin). If I'm buying an IPA from Deschutes, I'd sooner reach for Fresh Squeezed, but this is solid work from a great brewery and I'll enjoy polishing off the sixer.

High B- (3.45) / WORTHY

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear orange amber with a solid head. The aroma is bright and fruity, with berry flavors, passion fruit, papaya, sweet mango, and a little pine. The flavor is semi sweet with a tea-like edge, with strong notes of passion fruit, celestial seasoning tea, gentle pine, and floral flavors. The mouthfeel is light and fuzzy. Overall this is a delicious, light and fruity beer - very easy to drink.

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Photo of Ironhead11
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Was surprisingly refreshing on tap. A decent IPA that blended the fruit flavor and hoppiness well. The passion fruit came across in the smell. More citrus came across in the taste,

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Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled fruity (I guess, passion fruit) with some toasted caramel notes. Sweet fruity flavor with caramel and a subtle piney bitterness.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had a small pour of this on tap and decided to take a bottle home to review. Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is dark gold in color and sports an impressive 3 fingers of rocky white head with good retention. The nose is bright and citrusy with notes of lemon, grapefruit, orange, and a little hint of cedar.

Medium body with a firm feel and a balanced flavor. There is a bit of toasted malt up front, then lemon and grapefruit and a hint of the passionfruit, but not enough to disguise the fact that this is an IPA. The hops certainly dominate the fruit and the beer is dry and appetizing. Lingering flavors of lemon on the finish.

Overall, a decent IPA, but like a lot of beers it tastes better on tap. Try it that way if you can find it!

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Photo of craigbelly
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber color. Smells of tropical fruit, citrus, and passion fruit. Not alot of distingiousing hop profile or flavor. All I get is the passion fruit and some citrusy after taste. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

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Photo of ipeters1017
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crystal clear amber color with a quickly dissipating head. Smell is bright citrus. Very fruity, slightly sweet, citrus-y and somewhat floral with a bitter finish. Definitely doesn't drink like an almost 7% ABV. Light to medium bodied and well carbonated. A nice summer beer, easy to drink IPA.

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Photo of russpowell
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent copper with 2 fingers of ivory colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Passionfruit, a little grassyness

T: Follows the nose, a little lime, & grassyness, along with dryness up front. More Passion Fruit, grassy bitterness, & dryness once warm. Finishes with a little grapefruit bitterness, grassyness, dryness & fading passion fruit

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Alright balance

Drinkable enough, but was expecting more from this brewery. One of only a handfull of Deschutes beers I wouldn't buy again, just didn't pull together

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy amber honey with a thick off white (orange tint) head that lingers and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is a mix of tart citrus fruits and sweet malt. Flavor is tart in front, with a nice sweet finish. Very little hop bitterness. Almost feel like there is a touch of apple cider. Feel is pretty heavy for an IPA, but carbonated well enough to entice another sip almost immediately. Overall a fun beer.

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Photo of dertyd
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out a dark golden/ light amber color, with a thin off white head------------- the aromas are of sweet malt, tartness, fruity and earthy notes------------- the flavors are of floral/grassy, earthy and fruity, the beer had a thin mouthfeel with a light bitterness on the finish------------- overall this beer was mediocre, it Wasent Bad it just didn't have much passion fruit flavor coming through

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Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As you might intuit, New Catch-Up Beer Sunday (Week 696) is not exclusive to CANs (although I wish that it was). I am now shifting gears to continue what amounts to a short brewery horizontal dating back to Saturday.

From the bottle: "Just Tapped Series"; "Family & Employee Owned since 1988"; "Bottle Conditioned for Quality [-] Live yeast added to the bottle allows this beer to age gracefully and stay fresher, longer. Keep bottles upright, and away from light & heat."; "Introducign the Just Tapped Series - where our latest, freshest pub brews graduate from tap to bottle. Featuring art from our Portland Pub's own resident chalk artist Ben Woodcock, Passion Fruit IPA delivers a juicy, tropical hop character with a tart finish."

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass since if there were any lees, although I did not see any, I did not want to disturb them. Color was a gorgeous Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the funky, musky, fruity quality of freshly-peeled passionfruit, something that I know well. It was not as tart on the nose as the previous beer, but it can have a puckering quality. A vigorous in-glass swirl raised just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with very good retention, leaving some decent lacing in its wake. It smelled so good on the nose that every time that I lifted the glass to my face, my mouth began to water! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste, while being right up my alley, was not in keeping with the style. It was identified as being 46 IBUs, but I was not getting much in the way of hoppy bitterness, which is the style's hallmark. I was getting a LOT of passionfruit tropical flavor & like I said, while I liked it, it was not I keeping with the style. This could do a LOT better as simply a Fruit Beer, but who am I to say? Finish was dry and tart, but not really bitter. They really captured the passionfruit & if they CAN this, it would be great during the Summer. I just can't give it higher scores, though, based on style. YMMV.

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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/6/2018. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of juicy/lightly tart passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, passion fruit, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, honey, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, honey, biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, passion fruit, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately cream/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is a delicious fruited IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, passion fruit, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, and pretty refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. The mix of US/Aussie hops complements the passion fruit very well. Very juicy and lightly dank hop/fruit complexity; nice bready malt backbone, but not overly sweet. Very well balanced flavors, with nothing overwhelming. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.37/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a copper body with some suspended, delicate sediment and a dense, fluffy sandy-colored head. The nose is mostly your run-of-the-mill hop flavors too tired to bother describing, plus some nice passion fruit juice. The taste is actually a little gross, something about the combo of passion fruit and hops makes this thing taste soapy. But mostly it's just devoid of standout character. The feel is just like a carbonated beverage made of water, barley, hops, and yeast, perhaps some kind of exogenous fruit juice added somewhere along the brewing process.
I sound pretty down on this beer, but in reality it's just fine (apart from the actual misstep of the soap flavor). It's just that I've had this beer before, under different names/breweries. No extravagent hop melodies, no sizzling malt choices, no spicy yeasts. Just a good ol', normal, craft brew. Yah.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best By 8/16/18, consumed 6/1/18

L: Darker amber with a small, quickly dissipating head that left almost no lacing.

A: Dominated by tropical passion fruit, but more peel than juicy fruit. Danky hop notes are evident as well. I wouldn't say anything is mismatched but overall not balanced or really that inviting.

T: Again, a mix of danky, earthy hops with the less sweet, peel-like aspects of passion fruit. Decent, nothing to turn away or salivate over.

F: Medium, good carbonation, decently smooth. No problems but nothing shining either.

O: A decent effort. Not something I would try again. Not sure if they actually used fruit to brew this. Not to reject or seek out either.

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Photo of morimech
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark, clear amber color with a finger of head. Plenty of lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, and sweet malt. This is not a bitter beer as far as IPA's are concerned. Not a ton of flavor besides the passion fruit and some citrus. The malt is not really interesting either. Solid body and carbonation.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aromas of citrus, light passionfruit, malt. Taste has citrus, malt, earthy notes, orange.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle
Best By: 09/06/18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice clean/clear dark amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, passion fruit), slight pine. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, passion fruit), nice little sweetness/pine. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of SB2017
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber, bubbly, very solid finger of foam lingering. Quite attractive, though a little familiar. As with many fruited beers, the aroma here is largely overtaken by passionfruit, though some light pine resins do stick out along with a slight wheaty funk. The flavor, pleasingly, finds an impressive balance between hearty malts, sweet fruit, and bitter hop. I'm very impressed by this smooth and incredibly drinkable blend of flavors. Well done, Deschutes.

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