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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

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: babaracas on 03-07-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

DaTimBennett, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

wiltznucs, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
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.

flagmantho, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

Tyler1tiger, Jun 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

RayUF07, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

craftbeerasian, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

SDean82, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

BillHem, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

manutdfan, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

GuttaMane138, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

alysmith4, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Eastside151, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

iL0VEbeer, May 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ajtorres311, May 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

aLenwell, May 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

JReites, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

mendvicdog, May 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

emottram, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

BGsWo22, May 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

beernads, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of 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.

macrosmatic, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

hopkrid, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

Arsenal0328, Apr 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

jriggins6, Apr 14, 2013
Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale from Cigar City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.