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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma holds wheat, mild fruits, sea water and a touch of hops. The flavour light sweet to dry, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with citrus, mild resin, bread and a hint of fruits. The mouthfeel is clean and fizzy with a medium carbonation. Citric and wheaty finish. Tiny phenolic. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours cloudy golden with a nice white head leaving lace. Aroma is yeasty a bit funky wheaty a bit fruity. Flavor is very wheaty yeasty nicely bitter fruity and funky tea hoppy. Finishes bitter wheaty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours slightly hazy pale golden with a rather small frothy and bubbly white head that quickly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet with sweet white bread, hay, lemon zest, plums, mango, overripe grapes, mossy wet soil and hints of gummi candy and nori. Taste is sweet, yeasty and fruity with crackers, lemon juice, overripe plums, overripe grapes, hay, old bread, clover flowers, mango and hints of pale honey and metal. Mouthfeel is crisp, tiny round, tiny dry and light bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly bitter and tiny sour with crackers, lemon zest, hay, plums, grapes and old bread. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Yellow beer with a small white head. Wheat aroma with fruity notes, hoppy notes. Wheat flavor, hoppy, fruity notes, citrus, earthy notes. Wheat finish with hops and some fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of lemons and wheat, with a good dose of coriander thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of tropical and citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges, as well as some orange and wheat notes. There is also a low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very refreshing, easy to drink wheat ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Poured a hazy orange yellow color, with aromas of wheat, banana, and citrus, not much tropical aromas coming through. Flavor is a light combo of the aromas, very sessionable beer in my book, mostly a lighter wheat beer, that would be good to grill out with in the heat. Good Summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
(750ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, herbs, light canned pineapple, and grass. Flavor of wheat, orange, stone fruit, and cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Keir- thanks again, Keir! Fun label: "31st Annual!" "WMNF 88.5 FM", "May 12, 2012", and so forth. Pours a hazy, pale gold with a small white head that lasts all the way down. Aroma of wheat, tropical fruits, lemon citrus, straw, and caramel malts. Flavor of bready and sweet malts, citrus, mango, and wheat. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fruity, wheaty mouthfeel. Really nice fruity wheat ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
bottle, hazy golden pour with tall white foam head, fruity apple and wheat aroma and flavors

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to blutt59) cloudy light gold, creamy white bubbles, nose is sweet wheat, cotton candy, bit tropical. Taste of wheat, light fruit, peach, stale wheat, not great tasting. Stale taste.

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