Dead Frog – Piña Colada Hazy IPA

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Dead Frog – Piña Colada Hazy IPA Review

DEAD FROG – PIÑA COLADA HAZY IPA REVIEW
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This moderately carbonated beer pours a golden colour with a respectable head and a slight haze. This brew is not as cloudy or pulpy as you might be accustomed to in a typical New England IPA.

The striking characteristic of this beer is its amazing aroma that perfectly mimics an actual piña colada! Pineapple, coconut creme and a seeming melange of fruit flavours (mango, papaya, strawberry) jump off the liquid’s surface and straight at your olfactory sensors.

The ‘tropical hops’ (Calypso, Denali and Zythos alongside Centennial) continue the theme, along with actual pineapple and coconut flavouring. Some may find the flavour a bit strong and sharp. Our sample was astringent on the palate with a vaguely medicinal flavour. But if you like the flavour of a piña colada, or tropical drinks in general, you have to try this one.

  • (3.5)
    Appearance
  • (4.5)
    Aroma
  • (3)
    Palate
  • (3.25)
    Flavour
  • (3.25)
    Overall Enjoyment
3.5

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Goes Down Somewhat Slow
  • Enjoyment: I thought it was fine
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Citrusy, Grapefruit, Herbal, Grass, Leaves or Hay, Dry Hopped
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Pineapple, Coconut Creme, Medicinal
  • Palate: Juicy, Astringent

Summary

Amazing aroma that perfectly mimics an actual piña colada! If you like the flavour of tropical drinks, you have to try this.

Pros

  • Amazing aroma
  • Tropical drink flavour

Cons

Some may find the flavour strong and sharp.

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