Review: Kilter A├žaii Super Fruit Smoothie IPA


I picked up a couple of cans of A├žaii at Kilter Brewing a few months ago but have kept it in the fridge waiting for the right time to open it up. A├žaii is a Super Fruit Smoothie IPA thats described as being infused with a├žai, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, banana, milk sugar and vanilla. 6.7% ABV

Appearance: Full on fruit juice! it's got a cherry-grape juice sort of body to it, streams of micro-carbonation in the body but a very faint to minimal amount of carbonation on the head, is this juice or is this beer?

Aroma: Fairly sweet and full on medley of fruit juice aroma. I get a hint of the bitterness of a├žai berry right at the beginning but then overpowered by notes of strawberry, blueberry and banana. Hint of vanilla and milk sugar at the very end to give it a hint of creaminess. 

Taste: Fruity and ever so slightly tart. I think the a├žai and blackberry pops out as the dominant fruits this time around. There's a hint of a Hubba Bubba bubble gum sweetness to it, strawberry, blueberry and vanilla partnered up with a bit of cream. I don't notice any hops nor any real grain presence but it's not too overly elementary school juice box for sweetness.


Overall Thoughts: I sent a can to a friend a few months ago and he said that this was a beer for those who don't like beer, well he's not wrong. It's a sweet and full on fruit juice IPA but without any noticeable hops/malt profile.. though it's there as it's definitely not as sweet as a juice box nor is it as sweet as those really fruity coolers we all drank in highschool (don't lie, you did it too!)

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