Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
3.83/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into an Upland pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy orange-gold color with 1.5 fingers of white head. Visible carbonation on the low side.
S: Wheat predominates, although the impression is only a bit grainy. Faint citrus as well, but overall not a ton in the aroma.
T: Wheat and cracker malt, light orange citrus or perhaps orange zest, very light spiciness. Hop bitterness is in balance, not a punch-in-the-mouth profile. A clean finish with a bit of sweet grain flavors and a very slight hop bitter. The pilsner malt character of the beer grows some as it warms.
M: Medium body, essentially no alcohol presence. Good carbonation sensation.
O: This wasn't terribly exciting, but isn't flawed and it's well-made to be an easy drink during a hot concert.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2013 23:00:03 | More by macrosmatic
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3.31/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz can, dated 4.4.14 and marked as 33rd annual, poured into a pint glass.
The beer pours a cloudy, hazy golden color, hues of straw and lemon that has some sediment resting at the base of the glass after it's been fully poured. A soft, fizzy, white head appears with moderate retention and little lace left behind. The aroma is of soft pale grain, light crusty wheat, honey sweetness and gentle hops, lightly fruity but predominantly earthy. The flavors mirror well, lots of sweet and soft pale grain, light wheat breadiness with gentle hop bitterness and some mild fruitiness and grassy flavors. The body is okay, assertive crispness, light soapiness, coats the mouth decently well and finishes lightly dry.
Verdict: A decent pale wheat ale from Cigar City. Not the most interesting or exciting take on the style, but it's fairly refreshing and on a warm summer afternoon, it was a nice choice.
Serving type: can
07-06-2014 21:18:09 | More by kevanb
Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale from Cigar City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.