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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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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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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

mixed_master7, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
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.

stephenjmoore, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

KevinGordon, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of milliCAN
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

milliCAN, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of MADPolo
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

MADPolo, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Lare453, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

jrohrbacher, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of mnphish
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my Florida homey for picking this up at CCB and bringing it back to MN. Poured from a festive 16oz can into a shaker pint.

Appearance - dark yellow/gold body with a very small head that disappears quickly. It leaves light lines of lace around the glass.

Smell - very subtle on the nose. Light hints of fruit and hops along with some wheat.

Taste - definitely the high point of the beer. Watery fruit flavors and lemon blend with a grainy finish.

Mouthfeel - light but flavorful. Mild carbonation and extremely drinkable. I'd kick a few of these back in the summer.

Overall - a decent brew. Very tasty for the style.

mnphish, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

bpk59, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

briiguy, Mar 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

lionssoccer13, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

HoldenDurden, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

SPRichard, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

sendbeer, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Hanzo, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of DIPADude01
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

DIPADude01, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of lemons and wheat, with a good dose of coriander thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of tropical and citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges, as well as some orange and wheat notes. There is also a low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very refreshing, easy to drink wheat ale.

Mora2000, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of beergod1
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy orange yellow color, with aromas of wheat, banana, and citrus, not much tropical aromas coming through. Flavor is a light combo of the aromas, very sessionable beer in my book, mostly a lighter wheat beer, that would be good to grill out with in the heat. Good Summer beer.

beergod1, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml picked up at the brewery.

Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Zesty, spicy aroma with lots of pepper, coriander and clove along with some bready yeast and a strong citrus presence. I'm picking up some subtle banana character but it's overpowered by the prominent lemon zest. Nice balance of yeast, fruit and spice.

Medium bodied and a bit fuller than expected for the style. List of bready yeast adding fullness to the palate and another dimension of flavor. Strong peppery spice presence with lots of peppery clove countered by lemon peel and other citrus zest. The citrus flavor isn't as strong as the aroma suggests so the bread and spice flavors really dominate. Could use some more sweetness for balance but it's still refreshing and decently drinkable.

corby112, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bsuedekum, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of oline73
2.95/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I had this on-tap at Churchkey in DC. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a layer of white head that fades to a rind around the pour.

Smell: I'm getting tropical fruit, pickles, and a mild vinegar note. Very light.

Taste: Like the smell but a bit less tart. Fruity with some mixed vegetables and pickles. I am getting some passion fruit. The finish is fruity and crisp.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This was a really weird beer for me. I didn't enjoy the other flavors that I was getting. I wouldn't have another.

oline73, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Lob, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

GTB, Jun 02, 2012
Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale from Cigar City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.