Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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3.11/5 rDev -11.1%
A- hazy light golden brew with a rocky off white head. Head retention is poor, and the lacing is decent.
S- citrus! Grapefruit, clementine, lemon. There is some grain in there as well.
T- light wheat and malt with an astringent grapefruit finish. Not too much going on.
M- it's light with lively and prickly carbonation, which it should be.
O- it's a pale wheat ale, plain and simple.
04-27-2014 10:42:22 | More by silverking
3.53/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
06-12-2013 22:00:23 | More by flagmantho
Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale from Cigar City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.