Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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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
3.89/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- Somewhat cloudy orange body with tons of floaters in it. Fluffy white head that leaves a ton a lacing all over.
S- Lots of fruity, tropical hop aroma, very yeasty, almost slightly sour like a lager yeast, grainy wheat.
T- Lots of wheat from beginning to end. Very nice hop presence that adds the tropical fruit flavors.
M- A little fuller body than I expected from a wheat beer. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, I guess the wheat adds some body.
O- Very good for the style. Great hop selection, perfect beer for a can.
Serving type: can
04-12-2013 22:25:34 | More by stephenjmoore
Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale from Cigar City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.