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Seacrets Tropicale | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed and bottled by Evolution Craft Brewing Co., Salisbury, MD exclusively for Seacrets.

Ale brewed with honey and hibiscus.

Added by mcann2pu on 03-26-2014

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 36
Photo of jzeilinger
3.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kloby's in Laurel, MD.

A - Medium to dark copper color, totally not expected for a pale ale, no lacing retention, no carbination.

S - Overall aroma is on the lighter side, crisp tropical character that favors the floral side with some sweeter, heavier mango aroma.

T - Tropical floral with almost cloying mango and a sugary lingering fruit finish.

M - Medium body with a wet, semi-dry finish.

O - Glad to have tried this but dark for the style, a little too fruit cloying, and a little thick.

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Photo of tigg924
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

smells like a dubbel with honey and breadiness. The taste maintains a lot of the same qualities with a decent amount of honey and light florals thrown in. A decent beach beer, but I have had better in the style.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

What a curiosity this one is! I know that it was part of a recent in-person trade with tone77, but I wonder how he scored it since it is apparently brewed specifically for Seacrets. It then fell into the backlog because there was not an approved pic and I will not usually knowingly open a beer until I can get one on file. This also helps to contribute to the backlog as the approval process is spotty and needs to be streamlined. Ah well.

From the bottle: "Ale brewed with honey and hibiscus".

I was caught off-guard when I began the pour because it acted like soda pop and fizzed mightily! The finger of fizzy, off-white head dissipated almost as quickly as I could pour it. I was left with a glassful of fizzy, cloudy, pinkish-orange liquid (SRM = N/A). Hmmm. Nose smelled of both honey and a flowery, perfume-like sweetness. I am not sure that I could have identified it as "hibiscus", but it was definitely present. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was very much of that flowery perfume-like odor, but also with a slight tangy bitterness. It was definitely a Summer beer - light, airy, refreshing, not a lot of bitterness per se other than that tang. Finish was semi-dry, refreshing, but a little too flowery for my tastes.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.71/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this at Anthony's in Ocean City, MD, enjoyed chilled in a willybecker.

The color is deep golden with amber hue and light haze with white head that drops to a ring. The smell is sweet with honey aroma and toasted wheat scent with light sweet quality with yeast augmenting and gently floral with creamy note. The feel is very light yet fruity with tangy yeast and medium carbonation with semi-dry finish with almost no bitterness.

The taste has a good malt flavor up front which leads to a lightly fruity and mild honey flavor with gentle floral and somewhat tangy note from the hibiscus in the background. The mild sweetness from the honey lingers in the finish. Overall A pretty good sessionable summer beer, not extremely complex but a good alternative to some simililar in the style with above average honey wheat flavor --good to try.

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Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is floral, some honey as well. Taste is light hops, wheat, some hibiscus, a bit unusual. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is not a bad beer, but not really my thing.

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Photo of larryi86
3.09/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- A clear amber color with a small white that disappears almost immediately.

S- Hibiscus, wheat, some pale malts, touch of honey.

T- Wheat, hibiscus, sweet malts, some honey.

M- Pretty smooth and easy to drink, but carbonation is too high.

O- This is an average beer and easy to drink. I feel that if I was at the beach on a hot day I would enjoy this much more than I am right now at home and indoors.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This is the second straight beer I'm having that had no reviews or rates - do people care that little about MD beer or something?

A: Pours a dark amber color. The head is a finger high, eggshell in shade, and fizzy like cola - badly retaining, too. No lacing is left, either.

S: I'm getting a mild herbaceous note initially - definitely hibiscus. Throughout, plenty of wheat notes emanate from the glass, with mild touches of honey. It's just another wheat ale, but aromatically seems a bit bolder than other stereotypical wheats.

T: It tastes...well, just like a wheat ale, only with a mild finishing bitterness owing itself to the hibiscus presence. There are touches of honey, too. This one is quite simplistic, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I would imagine that the herbaceous finish might put a few people off this one.

M: While it's a bit too slimy in texture, it's still dry and easy to drink - make that easy to chug. When combined with the fizzy carbonation, it's almost soda-like.

O: Nothing special here - it kind of drinks like a bittersweet soda, to be honest. I think to fully enjoy this beer, one would have to chug these on the patio during 100 degree weather. Drinking it while nobody's around in a lukewarm room watching old Clash of the Champions matches, it comes off rather mundanely.

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Seacrets Tropicale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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