Tuesday 24 May 2022

Kaiju Beer - Kaiju Krush Tropical Pale Ale - Beer Review

Review Date: 14/5/22
Brewery Name: Kaiju! Beer (Dandenong, SA, Australia)
Beer Name: Kaiju Krush Tropical Pale Ale

"After generations of KAIJU! interacting with the local flora, a new species arose. The FRUJUS found the balmy weather and laid-back pace in tropical climes to their liking, settling many remote islands, but always on guard for those who would seek to exploit their mouthwatering juiciness and impeccable balance.

A super-clean malt profile allows the shipload of juicy  tropical fruit flavours to thrive on the desert island of your palate unhindered. And it comes in a can, so after you Krush it, you can Krush it."

Kaiju Krush Tropical Pale Ale Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 4.7% (Standard)

Label/Design: 9/10

Serving Style: Can

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: Pale Ale

Malts/Adjuncts: Unknown

Hops: Unknown

IBU's: 25

Kaiju Krush Tropical Pale Ale Can Notes


Colour: Deep Gold


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Aroma & Flavour

Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Hop Pungency:

Mild Moderate Strong Extreme

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None

Kaiju Krush Tropical Pale Ale in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 10/10

Overall Impression: 10/10


This beer is great. The amount of hop punch and fruitiness is really surprising, especially when you look at the color and clarity of this beer. As brilliantly clear as a lager, with all the colour of an American Pale Ale, but tastes exactly like neither. Tropical is a great descriptor for the flavour profile - loads of hop punch with a restrained bitterness and nice clean, dry and crisp finish. Would love to know some more about what hops (and malt/grains) are used in this one - it's a great combo. There's something truly unique about the flavour profile of this beer that we can't quite put our finger on. It's awesome and as the name suggests, totally "krushable". One of only a handful of beers to get a perfect score from us.

If you see it, try it, you won't be disappointed 

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