Soured passionfruit theme pillages tart lemon-limed briny salting and light lactic acidity of easygoing mouth puckering refreshment. Wispy pineapple, mango, white grape and crab apple tones nearly lost among salty lemon-juiced passionfruit bittering at finish.
On tap at Flying Saucer in St. Louis, creamily rich oatmeal-sugared brown ale loads black chocolate-malted affluence, nutty coffee resilience, black-breaded rye graining and burnt walnut singe into aggressive dry-roasted hop bittering.
Fine Galaxy-hopped version of brettanomyces-soured India Pale Ale offers lemony pineapple-grapefruit-orange tang and juicy mango-peach-passionfruit sweetness to sharp juniper-hopped bittering. Though bacterial brettanomyces influence remains uninvolving or merely secondary, pronounced fruitiness will appease sweeter thirsts dissuaded by acrid sour ales.