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Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Tropical Heatwave Wheat AleTropical Heatwave Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: babaracas on 03-07-2012)
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-26-2014 05:21:38 | More by PubRider
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-24-2014 21:25:07 | More by SFC21
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-23-2014 02:56:22 | More by mattreitz49
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-22-2014 04:41:14 | More by SocalKicks
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-21-2014 15:56:33 | More by closisinthehouse
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-19-2014 14:37:45 | More by BeerMeBrah
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-18-2014 09:46:59 | More by Dave_Treat
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-17-2014 15:45:05 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-11-2014 13:54:42 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-11-2014 00:39:54 | More by kjkinsey
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-10-2014 12:33:24 | More by garuda
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sendsilk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-07-2014 01:54:55 | More by sendsilk
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-29-2014 02:08:25 | More by ThreeFishes
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Florida

3/5  rDev -14.5%

01-23-2014 07:48:59 | More by Bartos
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-12-2013 04:10:19 | More by jaydoc
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jfstilling

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

10-23-2013 17:10:12 | More by jfstilling
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-20-2013 13:14:02 | More by Kevinhcraig
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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DaTimBennett

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-26-2013 03:09:52 | More by DaTimBennett
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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flagmantho

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3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a weizen glass. This is the 2013 brew.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam. I think it looks quite good.

Smell: wheaty malt aroma with grassy, slightly funky hops which are not as tropical as I wanted them to be. There's also a slightly off-putting phenolic character that, to me, just doesn't belong here.

Taste: better than the aroma, with a definite tropical feel to it. Hops feel fruity and bitterness is quite smooth. The sweetness, though, is a little bit cloying; a bit too much with the tropical fruitiness. Not bad, but not super balanced.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a great carbonation and a nice, satisfying creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: this beer is kind of all over the place for me. I love the idea of a fruity-hopped wheat beer, but the execution here is a bit lacking. Still totally quaffable, but I hope later iterations of this recipe turn out a little more balanced.

Serving type: can

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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craftbeerasian

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-30-2013 19:14:33 | More by craftbeerasian
Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale from Cigar City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.