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Blue Ball Tropical IPA

Brewed by Blue Ball
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Frodsham, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask - "American IPA"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2015
On cask at Kash 22. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - pale malt and some tangy orange. Taste - definitely oranges and apricots too. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good beer. It grows.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from Kash, Chester. Poured a hazy golden colour, with a large white head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, pineapple and straw. Fruit syrup in the flavour, with some citrus hop and biscuity malt. Finish was resin, satsuma and gentle soft fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1795) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Cask at Kash, Chester. Orange-tinged golden shade. Good lacing left behind. Some nice fruity flavours emerge, tropical in a sense, but a sulphurous presence gets in the way. Palate hovers above wateriness. Had potential, so a shame about the condition.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Big_Dunc (35) - Glasgow, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
A great tasting beer. Citrus notes and fresh flavours. Light amber appearance with a light head --- a mobile beer rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Dry, fruity, grapefruit and very American tasting, up there with some of the best IPAs I’ve tasted

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2012
[cask at Staggs, Musselburgh] Slightly hazy golden beer, with a large, late-settling, white head. Maybe a bit musty on the nose, but it was from the end of the cask – otherwise the aroma had a lot of fruity citrus, sweet tropical notes. The taste was very well balanced, a good mix of the softer, sweeter flavours and the sharper citrus. Tropical fruit on the finish, as expected – pineapple, mango and peach. Very nice, glad I caught it before the cask went! [04102012]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2016 cask in bow .. golden amber ... creamy white head ... soft floral juicy hop ...zezty pin and orange ... soft sweet fruits... light bitter grapefruit ... as it says very tropical ... even hints of pineapple ... crackin. Cask at kash.. Soft sweet juicy fruit nose.. Long soft zezty tropical fruit.. Light juicy fruits.. Soft floral fruit 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Cask, Slug & Lettuce, Leicester. Hazy gold with an off-white foam.  Aromas are toast malts with melon and pineapple with sharp lemon.  Strong tinned pineapple juice notes come through.  Flavours are sweet yet thin pineapple juice with toast and caramel.  Viscous with a lightly peppery finish.  Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton, 16/08/11. Shining bronze with a slim, clinging white head. Slimy mature cheddar, passion fruit and lychee aroma. Ripe tropical fruitbowl notes; grapefruit, passion fruit and flowers; chalkiness, cheese, slight almond showing. Dunked biscuit finish. Tropical as claimed. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Slug & Lettuce Leicester. A golden to orange coloured beer with a white head. A nice citrus hoppy aroma with peaches and oranges. Nice citrus in the mouth but a bit clean and safe to be an IPA. Pleasant and refreshing but overlight.

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