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Tropical Thunder - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Tropical Thunder
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BA SCORE
89
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-07-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

So Raul cruised himself down by the train tracks like Keroauc to Bootleggers Brewery. And while getting dainty on a half pint in a mason jar/thimble, Raul says, why not?

Ok, it looks alright, and it smells great...so let's dip in for the real deal.

Yeah, this thang is deceiving. Like Lindsay Lohan with make up on, umm... Hell, I don't even know if I would then. It does have a nice lil tropical burst, but it ends a bit skunky like Lohan stumbling out of a club at 2 AM.

I mean, um, yeah.

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bootlegger's Brewery in Fullerton, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and melon aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and melon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice fruity aromas and flavors.

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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a deep goldenrod to orange, with some nice lace.

S: Very impressive, pineapple and passion fruit, guava, truly is tropical.

T: Carries the tropical fruit promise of the nose to its fruition. Tropical fruit heavy with some pine. Juicy hoppy flavour.

M: Crisp, medium-bodied, easy drinking,

O: Quite a good Pale Ale, bordering on IPA, but never gives an abrupt direct hop note. It's always attacking, but never goes over the top. Very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Beachwood Seal Beach 8/30
A = solid bronze/copper color...was dark inside..but beer looked great. nice lacing as I consumed bit by bit
S = great tropical citrus...made me want a 2nd one
T = smooth going down with the above citrus notes. no big hop kick later..balanced
M = easy going down
O = would have again and again..hope to see it again soon

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4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at 38 Degrees.

Appearance: wheat copper color, a little bit of white head, maybe 1/2 a finger, no lace, looks innocent enough.

Smell: whoa, strong sweet tropical mango, guava, pineapple, and pine from the hops, very good.

Taste and Feel: Sweet as the nose suggested, medium body, nice malt to round this out, medium carbonation, very hoppy, piney, and floral.

Overall, I was surprised. Initially, we ordered this for my wife as recommended by the server since they did not have the sweet blond beer last time we visited. My wife likes this very much. So, knowing my wife, I did not think I would enjoy this as much as her. To my surprise, I like this very much. If I didn't know, this could easily slip past as a sweet IPA. Cudos!

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Tropical Thunder from Bootlegger's Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.