Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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3.84/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
04-01-2013 00:41:59 | More by mnphish
3.68/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
07-06-2012 01:13:07 | More by Mora2000
3.78/5 rDev +8%
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.
07-03-2012 15:23:07 | More by beergod1
3.53/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
06-28-2012 02:48:48 | More by corby112
2.95/5 rDev -15.7%
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.
06-13-2012 03:07:13 | More by oline73
3.68/5 rDev +5.1%
The beer pours a hazy, pale yellow with a fluffy white head that fades quickly. It definitely looks like a wheat beer. The nose is a slightly funky wheat with a fresh cut lemon grass bitterness and some sweetness. I almost get some notes of peanuts in the skin. The taste is a slightly sweet/bitter beer with a residual wheat aftertaste. It's quite dry and doesn't pack in much flavor. Still though, it's very drinkable and would be a tasty beer on a hot summer day. The beer falls short as far as a beer I'd seek out, but was definitely light and refreshing.
05-25-2012 03:01:56 | More by ThePorterSorter
Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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