Year of New Beer: Banango!, Fonta Flora Brewery (NC)

Written By: Dion on 04/02/2021

I know the paw paw fruit is commonly said to have a flavor that tastes like a cross between banana and mango, but I can't honestly say I get that in this beer. Aroma seems to favor the citrusy hops with a generous dose of melon. Citrus, melon, and hints of berries on the tongue. Has a pithy bitterness to it that seems to overpower any sweetness the fruit may provide. Flavors hide the 8.5% very well. I think if I had more familiarity with the paw paw fruit I might have enjoyed this a bit more. But given where I am now, it's just a decent double IPA for me.