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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle from Conch Republic in Key West. Pours out a clear, golden color with a big white head. Aroma is wheat malt notes, nice touch of citrus hops, some grain and a bit of lemon grass. Taste is typical wheat malt notes, some nice tropical fruits, citrusy hops with a nice clean finish. Very drinkable, I liked this one because it lacked the spicy coriander punch that way too many wheats have these days.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2012
750ml bottle. Lots of tropical hop character. Flavors of cracker, tropical fruits, and spice hoppy notes. A good refreshing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1520) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to GodOfThunder on free beer week. Poured a cloudy orange yellow with larger white head and nice retention. Aromas of citrus, wheat, banana. Flavor is light and refreshing as hell with light orange citrus, wheat and some banana. Very sessionable beer and nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. Murky yellow orange color, massive thick creamy white ice cream cone head. Aroma of pineapple bubblegum with subtle spice. Taste is barntard, hay, sour citrus. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6175) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at home. Traded with Hopscotch. Pours hazy yellow with a creamy white head. The aroma is a fruity bowl combined with spices and wheat. Some citrus, dusty malt, peach and light mango. The flavour is exotic fruit, wheat and some caramel. Nice one! Thanks Eric!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle with James, Andrew and Maggi. Pours a nice hazy yellow. Vegetable nose with some spice. Upfront flavor is nice. Quenching.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5016) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle shared with Andrew, Dallas and Maggi. Pours a hazy golden body with thick white head. Aroma is wheat, something slightly artifical, lemon, and spice. Mouthfeel is medium to thin, somewhat refreshing, a bit plain with notes of lemon, zest, other citrus fruit, wheat, yeast, root vegetables.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
Pours cloudy straw color with off white head. Aromas of wheat and citrus (lemon mostly). Tart citrus and wheat flavors. Light and refreshing with crisp carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Thanks to drabmuh. Served in a SAVOR wine glass. Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white head and some spots of lacing. Thin cap. The nose carried some light grain and a touch of stone fruit. Flavor is very grainy with some tannins in there. Far too tannic. Light body. Crisp. Just okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
750 ml courtesy of a recent trade with askofficerfriendly. Thanks, Greg! 76th CCB Rating.. Pretty impressive for not being in the state since I was 10 years old. Pours a lively well carbonated straw yellow hue. Touches of glowing gold and orange string. Well hazed body with a big cakey white bright head atop. Cakes well, sticks around, laces well. Aromas are wheaty, offering lemon rind, citrusy fruit and mellow fruity hops, a firm apple and wheaty ester punch. Dry and crisp flaked wheat, cereal grains, and bread. Touches of mandarin orange, gentle pineapple, and some gentle banana. Initial is lighter bodied, a touch of girth bringing a firm bitterness for the beer up front. Dry hoppy feel offers a lot of grass, gentle kisses of citrus hops, earth, and that wild nature like New Zealand feel. Grass and florals, quite dry up front and sticking in the middle. Some touches of flaked wheat, mellow apple and lemons kick. Quite dry as we get into the backend. Firm soapy, floral, and grassy hopping with touches of flaked wheat, dry with a kick of soap, dandelions, and mellow touches of fruit and lemons. American Wheat with a firm, even strong, hoppy bitterness, more earthy overall with flashes of lemons that work with some gentle estery touches of fruit, lemons, and bready cereal grains. Fairly clean, pronounced bitterness, yet still fairly drinkable. It’s a solid representation of the style, even above average for me.. But the hop profile could use more complexity and a more vibrant American variety that preaches more citrus and strengthens the nose as opposed to the more bracing and less inviting variety of New Zealand they used.. a hop that has a place but probably not in a more refreshing style like this. A good beer, nonetheless.


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