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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7536) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6235) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
bottle, hazy golden pour with tall white foam head, fruity apple and wheat aroma and flavors

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle shared by Jimmie. Poured a pale stray yellow that was slightly hazy with an average sized pillowy bright white head. Aroma of banana, cloves, light wheat, some grassy notes and a slight touch of white pepper. Flavor is very similar to the aroma with a touch of some tropical fruit and citrus rind. Very nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixmasterob (970) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Lively hazy golden pour with a pillowy white head. Aroma was full of wheat with notes of lemon, grain and spicy hops. Flavors were grainy and dry with light notes of lemon and earthy hops, some spice. Mouthfeel was somewhat tingly and light. Finished slightly bitter and bone dry. Overall pretty refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeteInOblivion (2) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012 does not count
Pour from a 750ml bottle. Appearance is yellow-orange, slightly hazy with ample carbonation. Head is small and frothy. Aroma isn’t strong, notes of wheat and citrus with hops behind it. Light body, but a creamy mouthfeel with lively carbonation - the finish is a lingering subtle hop bitterness. Taste is hop bitterness with citrus and maybe fruit beneath it. Nice for a hot day, refreshing but without the sweetness you sometimes get in wheat ales. Enjoyed it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8617) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Pour is hazy orange yellow with fluffy white head, aroma has notes of wet grain, lemon slight biscuit, touch of spice notes. Taste is wet grain, biscuit, slight lemon, touch of biscuit and some grainy notes, finished fairly sweet and slightly spicy, finishing fairly dry. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of markwise. Thanks Mark! JetsonFest II. A bit hazy, yellow appearance with a big white head. A bit bready, dull lemon/tangerine citrusy, somewhat spicy aroma. Bready, wheat grainy, a little earthy bitter, lemon citrusy flavor. Pretty forgettable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a foamy white head. Great aroma and flavor with a nice emphasis on the hops. Tasty and easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2012
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a clear light golden color with a one finger thick white head. Light lacing. Aroma is wheat malt, herbal hops, and light citrus. Flavor is much of the same. Light to medium body. A very nice American wheat beer. Thanks Jason.


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