Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kings Brewing Juicy Fruit IPA

Beer Name: Juicy Fruit
Brewery: Kings Brewing Co. (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
ABV: 7.5%
How sold: 4-packs of 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Kings Brewing Co. (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

Price: $20.00 for 4-pack of 16 oz tallboy cans, provided by Main Event Pong

Date Bought: June 21, 2017
Date Drank: June 22, 2017
When brewed/released? Special release; limited-time beer. Released June 21, 2017.

Commercial Description (from Facebook): "Tangerine, apricot, honeydew melon, gooseberry, peach, pineapple, kiwi, blueberry, papaya, bubblegum and tropical fruits explode both in aroma and taste. Juicy Fruit is all you get out of this 100% transformed N/E style IPA."

Where distributed: As of July 2017, Kings Brewing beers are only distributed in Southern California. Click here to see where outside of the brewery!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a plastic cup. White head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical combination of peach, berry, tangerine, and stone fruit. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Slight dank forward with loads of tropical fruit (same as listed on the aroma). 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Juicy on the tongue, typical NE style. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Kings Brewing scores yet again with one of their limited-time New England-style IPA releases. They tend to have at least a couple of NE Style IPAs on draft at all times, and I've seen up to four at once on the draft board. I prefer Juicy Fruit over Juice Bomb due to the more complex tropical flavors I get from the former. A bit on the pricey side with the 4-pack, but worth it for the limited availability and great taste. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.438/5

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