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RATINGS: 77   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2012 Pours a very cloudy pale yellow. Nose is citrus and floral hops, some bread and wheat. Flavor is crisp citrus, orange peel, floral hops, Brady with hints of wheat. Good full body. Easy drinker.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Citrus nose with spice. Med body with banana, lime, orange and wheat with a creamy, soft bitter presence. Semi dry finish with wheat and citrus. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2012
750mL bottle pours clear gold with near white head of foam. The aroma offers up a nice load of nearly vibrant, for the style, hoppiness and earthy green leaf notes. Smells yummy. The taste is firmly hop forward, again for the style, with a pleasing mix of lemon, lime and grapefruit all tempered by mild levels of malts, grainy malts, a bit of cereal and wheat. Great hot weather brew and I love the hop forward aspect as it increases the sessionability of it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2012
750mL bottle sampled at Cigar City. Thanks jdub for the share. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a white head. Nose is tropical fruit, some citrus, orange, lemon, and hints of peach and hops. Some wheat as well. Flavor is similar; light with fruit and citrus all over. Nice, beautiful hot weather beer. Light to medium in body and lingering fruit in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
Funky citrus notes, wheaty with a nice bready malt. Golden hazy. Fairly enjoyable.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2012
From the bottle. Golden pour with a white frothy head. The aroma is earthy and hoppy. The taste has some hop character with some citrus notes and some grainy malt. Refreshing and good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ratebeef (4) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012 does not count
Pours like an unfiltered wheat ale, cloudy and gold. Smells like over rip banana and an almost achohol sweetness. Flavor is like a wheat malt followed by an underwhelming fruit character. Its delicious, but not what I was hoping for.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1707) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
My local bar just got bottles of this. Pours a hazy gold color with a thick white head. The aroma has wheat, soap, grain, and citrus notes. Pretty tasty stuff and certainly a good one for the warm Florida sun. There?s plenty of tropical fruit flavor in the way of orange and banana to go with wheat and light herbal spice. The finish is rather dry and hoppy with crisp bitterness. Enjoyable for sure.

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.


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