Open Air Pink Flamingo is a 6% sour hazy IPA from Open Air Brewing, based in Kobe, in Hyogo, Japan. It’s part of their canned and draught lineup, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Open Air Pink Flamingo is brewed using three types of cryo hops: Sultana, Citra, and Sabro, and uses the Philly Sour strain of yeast.
Open Air Pink Flamingo : At A Glance
- Alcohol: 6%
- Style: Sour hazy IPA
- Hops: Citra, Sabro, and Sultana (All cryo)
- Adjuncts: –
- IBU: –
- Availability: –
- On Sale: From August 2021
- Size: 350 ml
- Price: From ¥620
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aroma: Slight sour note with hints of lemon and grapefruit. Light malt sweetness in the background.
- Notable Taste: Sour with slight bitterness. Lemon and grapefruit hops with light sweetness.
Open Air Pink Flamingo : Aroma & Taste
Open Air Pink Flamingo poured out a slightly dull golden orange colour with a medium amount of white head on top that left some lacing down the side of the glass. The aroma from the beer began with a slight sour note from the yeast, and then moved to a lemon and grapefruit nose. Open Air Pink Flamingo did have a slight malt sweetness hiding in the background, that became a little more pronounced as the beer warmed up but not a lot.
The body to Open Air Pink Flamingo started off with a sour twang – not enough to screw your face up but enough to make you sit back and notice. It then segued, and it is weird to write this, into your typical hazy IPA flavour. A big flavour profile of lemon and grapefruit that cut through that sourness, until, and again this is weird writing this, the sourness took over again. Open Air Pink Flamingo darted between these two styles more so as it warmed up and I was left confused as to what I was drinking – is it a sour beer flavoured with hops, or a hazy beer that was soured deliberately to screw up with my taste buds? Perhaps the only thing that was common between the two styles was a light sweetness in the background from the malt.
Open Air Pink Flamingo : The Bottom Line
Open Air Pink Flamingo screwed up my perception of what I was drinking – I’d definitely like to try this again to really pin things down.
Open Air Pink Flamingo : Where to Buy
Open Air Pink Flamingo can be bought at the following places: