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Cigar City Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale is an American Wheat Ale, generously hopped with Kohatu hops from New Zealand. The Kohatu hops provide a very tropical flavor that fit perfectly with this summer ale.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Unclear yellow of color with a white head. A weak aroma with sweets and wheat. A flavor with wheat, hops, cereal and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (995) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Can via Sean sending me random garbage. (thanks as always!) Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is grassy and slightly tin forward. Very mild lemon tart, wheat chaff, some slight floral to tropical pineapple notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1744) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Can picked up at the brewery. Slight grainy aroma with some citrus. Taste is sweet initially, then reveals some peppery hop character with light fruitiness. A bit on the sweet side. Slightly tart as it warms. decent enough.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (997) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Sampled some of a pint of this beer at the brewpub. It had a semi-clear yellow-golden straw color with a big foamy white head that had good retention, and great cling and lacing. Its aroma featured notes of wheat, straw, and lemon, along with some yeast, and some grainy hops and spice. It had a semi-sweet wheat taste with a touch of lemon and straw, and some grainy sour components. The beer was fairly lively with average carbonation, a wet mouthfeel, and a thicker and fuller body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Can @ home from Sean via wave. Hazed pale golden pour with a soapy white head. Smells of pear, lemon, and spicy, floral, noble hop character. Nice orange rind and papaya punch at the end, too. Plenty of bready malt. Flavor is nicely sweet. Biscuit, cracker, and bread sweetness balanced by a subtle hop bitterness. Light citrus notes of lemon and Orange. Light pine. Plenty of pear, flower, and a hint of earth. This is good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2014
Can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs; thanks burg326). Looks solid; a fairly transparent gold with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of wheat and mild hops. Tastes like it smells, only the hops are discernably tropical. A little biscuit too. Solid on the palate. Not bad, but I’d prefer it to be hoppier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a clear golden with an orange hue to it. The aromas are of hops, tropical fruit, papaya and yeast. The taste is hoppy with a robust wheat character that transforms this into a smooth and creamy feel. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1968) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Hazy Yellowish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Wheat, Lemongrass, Mild Grapefruit T: Wheat, Citrus, Dried Lemongrass M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Carbonation, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Sweet Overall, a decent wheat beer with a very lemony flavor, somewhat drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
color is golden with a 2 finder head. piney aroma. good summer beer to enjoy while in the heat

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap, New World Brewery. Not much to say about this one - hazy pour, small head, citrus aroma, creamy citrus taste. Pretty much exactly what you expect a wheat ale to be - nothing extraordinary but a fine example of the style.


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