Tropical Vortex
Upland Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7%
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Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 5.41%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
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Upland Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
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Notes: Southern hemisphere IPA.
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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can stamped BB:FEB 2020 BATCH: 5155 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 7% ABV. The beer mostly bright straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is strong fruit salad with peach and pineapple standing out to me. The taste is nicely bitter & dank throughout with notes of grapefruit, peach. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, very good. This is a nice IPA from Upland. No caramel malt and good use of southern hemisphere hops.

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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 2/2020. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, red apple, blackberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, white grape/wine, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, red apple, blackberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, white grape/wine, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, red apple, blackberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, white grape/wine, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and easy to drink with the moderately bitter/resinous/drying finish; not overly aggressive. Feels like Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Moteuka, and Pacific Gem. Extremely vibrant, dank, earthy, and fairly juicy hops; with a nice clean pale malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive west coast style example as expected.

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Tropical Vortex from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 5 ratings