A new shipment means lots of new Uiltje beers, and of course more of their amazing can art!
The brewers describe this beer as follows: ‘A Powerpuff New England IPA fruitier than the animated #girlpower series we’re riffing on. A mysterious and sinister tropical IPA with a criminal amount of passion fruit and mango’.
The ingredients of this beer are pilsner malt, wheat malt and flaked oats, which give that fuller, creamier mouthfeel (without the need for lactose). Mosaic, Simcoe and Ekuanot make up the hop bill, and provide the tropical fruit characteristics of passionfruit, lemon, lime and orange citrus, pine, papaya. And for good measure there is passionfruit and mango added.
The mouthfeel is juicy, with strong passionfruit flavour and that thick mango nectar texture that seems to coat the tongue with all the tropical fruit flavours.
But there is also a nice hob bitterness to the back end of this beer, and it lingers in company with the fruit flavours. For me, it is more bitter than a classic NEIPA, but it is the balanced bitterness on the finish that makes this a much more enjoyable beer.