What's your favorite passion fruit beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HorseheadsHophead, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,279) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Passion fruit is one my favorite fruit flavors, and I love finding a beer that utilizes passion fruit well.
    My top favorite is Two Roads Passion Fruit Gose, followed by Avery Lili'koi Kepolo and Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker.
  2. Bryan12345

    Bryan12345 Devotee (435) Mar 17, 2016 Texas

    I am quite passionate about lambics. They are my favorite fruit beer.

  3. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,279) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    But which fruit(s)?
  4. Maestro0708

    Maestro0708 Aspirant (275) Feb 27, 2015 Kentucky
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  5. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (243) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    have had the Modern Times gose
    pretty available around here
    highly recommended
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  6. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,578) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Of all the passion fruit beers I have had, I found the one I enjoyed the most was Southern Stars Tropic Theory. I find that passion fruit seems to make the other flavors just pop better. This beer had a very large grapefruit character, and you could smell it when the beer was sitting in front of you
  7. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (822) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    I've only had one Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker. I never sought out another one to try so i guess i wasn't too impressed. I wrote it up on New Beer Sunday but it was a while back and I don't remember what i said.
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  8. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,861) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Liliko'i Kepolo was the memorable one for me.
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  9. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,157) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I usually am not impressed with fruit infused IPAs but Manor Hill's passion fruit IPA was probably the best I've had. Wish they'd re-release that one in cans again. Its been at least a year or 2.
  10. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (271) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio
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    Pipeworks Spotted Puffer (looking forward to trying Passion Fruit Guppy).
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  11. aussiebeer

    aussiebeer Devotee (428) Oct 23, 2013 Illinois
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    Passionfruit Guppy is delicious, Pipeworks can have access to my bank accounts
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  12. riegler

    riegler Initiate (152) Apr 30, 2015 Iowa
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    Boulevard Tropical Pale Ale is a staple in my fridge. Usually only about $7 or $8 a six pack too!
  13. SuhDude

    SuhDude Initiate (115) Mar 7, 2013 Virginia

    Never Never Forever Forever by The Veil
  14. yossle

    yossle Aspirant (218) Dec 31, 2016 New York
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    Modern Times Fruitlands Gose w/passionfruit and guava.

    Grimm Passion Dome.
  15. WV_Charles_Homebrew

    WV_Charles_Homebrew Initiate (131) May 17, 2017 West Virginia

    Haven't had many brews with Passion Fruit, but I can second you on the Green Flash Kicker. And That Two Roads Gose sounds like it would really be up my alley. I am at a place in my life right now where I'd say "You had me at Gose..." Its become one of my favorite styles and I sure don't see enough of them here in WV.
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  16. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (419) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Coelacanth Passion Fruit Gose (you're probably not going to see it unless you're in the Hampton Roads area)
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  17. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,337) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I love passionfruit flavored anything. Especially the fruit itself.

    Manayunk Passionfruit Daydreaming. A great session ipa with passionfruit.

    I like passionfruit kicker but because it tastes like green tea to me.
  18. MichaelShmichael

    MichaelShmichael Initiate (126) Apr 17, 2017 Georgia
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    Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso
  19. tmalt

    tmalt Initiate (149) Dec 17, 2015 Florida
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    Cigar City and Boulevard Collaboration # 5 pale ale (discontinued).
  20. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,279) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Aw crap! I forgot to mention one of the best ones! Present Perfect from Grimm!
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  21. Porphyry

    Porphyry Initiate (23) Jun 20, 2017 California
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    Unicorn Juice by Artifex, in San Clemente California, is an excellent passion fruit beer. I was resistant to fruit-favoured beers before I tried it, but once I tried it I instantly converted. This summer (2017) they started releasing it in cans.

    I also quite like Stone's Ripper. It is mixed with grapefruit and other citrus flavours and so is not a pure passion fruit beer. I find it more sessionable that Unicorn Juice, especially on a hot summer day, even though it is not really a session beer (5.7 percent ABV).

    After I realized I liked these two beers I bought a six pack of Green Flash's Passion Fruit Kicker to compare, but quickly found that the passion fruit aftertaste was so strong as to overpower my palate. Some people do like that, I know. If you want something a bit less overwhelming, Unicorn Juice and Ripper are both worth checking out.

    Passion Fruit seems to be an "in" flavour right now. I don't recall seeing so many beers with it before the last year or so. If I ever come across a Manayunk Daydreaming I will check it out.
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  22. Snicht

    Snicht Initiate (30) May 8, 2017 Maryland
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    Seconding never never forever forever by the veil. That was far and away my favorite of the never series.
  23. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (201) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey
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    Give Ballast Point Sea Rose a try, light tasty beer with cherry and passion fruit. Great summer beer, a tart cherry wheat that definitely has that passion fruit flavor alongside it.
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  24. i_run_far

    i_run_far Initiate (69) Aug 11, 2016 District of Columbia
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    Ripper doesn't have any fruit added.

    Aslin Hazy Orange Tears w/ Passion Fruit is excellent
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  25. Porphyry

    Porphyry Initiate (23) Jun 20, 2017 California
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    According to Stone Ripper "just so happens to have an Aussie accent that’s cascading with a juicy amount of grapefruit and passion fruit hoppiness."
  26. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (271) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio
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    That is just Stone describing the hop flavors. No fruit added.
  27. JeremyDanner

    JeremyDanner Aspirant (237) Dec 20, 2005 Missouri

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  28. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (4,281) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    There was a beer by Draai Laag that didn't have any fruit added that I thought had the most distinct and potent passionfruit flavors and aromas I've ever experienced in a beer, and it was called Neo Relic. It's really unbelievably dead on and not even trying.

    Beers with actual passionfruit in them that I've enjoyed the most are probably DFPF and Dragon Fandango.
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  29. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,562) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    The OP would love all the passion fruit flavor in this beer!
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  30. derekg22

    derekg22 Initiate (156) Dec 26, 2014 Texas
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    martin house queen of the mist with passion fruit....its their salty lady gose aged in wine barrel with passion fruit
  31. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (4,281) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Had the pleasure of trying that at Funk Factory--not a bad option to say the least!
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  32. BranfordBound

    BranfordBound Poo-Bah (1,578) Apr 7, 2010 Connecticut

    Burlington Beer Co made an IPA with passion fruit juice (I See the Vision) that I thoroughly enjoyed. A hair or two too sweet but overall it was well executed.
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  33. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Meyvn (1,477) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I love Avery Liliko'i Kepolo. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
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  34. aussiebeer

    aussiebeer Devotee (428) Oct 23, 2013 Illinois
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    Did someone say Aussie accent? Ripper was a HUGE dissapointment
  35. WV_Charles_Homebrew

    WV_Charles_Homebrew Initiate (131) May 17, 2017 West Virginia

    Have not tried this one either, but everything I've had from Creature Comforts has been great. The base beer, Athena is fantastic. Would love to try the passion fruited version.
  36. FCal79

    FCal79 Aspirant (220) Aug 4, 2011 New Jersey

    Easily Bruery Terreux Frucht Passionfruit.
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  37. Porphyry

    Porphyry Initiate (23) Jun 20, 2017 California
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    A HUGE disappointment? Dude, come on. Having your house blown away in a hurricane is a HUGE disappointment. But trying a new craft beer you end up not liking? Please tell me you don't stay home in bed eating junk food with the shades drawn for too long.
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  38. swolepeer

    swolepeer Initiate (164) May 23, 2013 California

    The Bruery Passion Fruit Frucht is going to be my favorite for a long time unless De Garde has brewed a passion fruit Imperial Bu.

    Liliko'i rules, and I actually prefer the nose on Green Flash's Kicker.
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  39. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,131) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    I can't think of many, but really enjoyed the Bruery's Terreux's Frucht: Passion Fruit.

    Actually, love the whole frucht line.
  40. Lone_Freighter

    Lone_Freighter Poo-Bah (5,382) Jun 4, 2017 Vermont

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