Stillwater / Dugges - Tropic Punch Ale | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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Stillwater / Dugges - Tropic Punch AleStillwater / Dugges - Tropic Punch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Sweden
dugges.se

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tropic Punch Ale is a joint effort of Stillwater Artisanal and Dugges Ale in Sweden. This sour ale is brewed with Mango, Passion fruit and Peach, and fermented with lactobacillus.

Added by ConradKenney on 03-27-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,070
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
216
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andarel
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy yellow color with a 1+ finger white foamy head that was packed with tiny bubbles, hissing and dissipating very quickly while leaving minimal spotty lacing.

A Swedish sour ale brewed with peach, mango and passion fruit is listed on the label, and that basically sums up the nose. The peach aroma dominates, and I got some apricot, lemon zest and grapefruit, along with mild funky notes. Super juicy with tons of tropical fruit, it smelled like a fruit salad.

Sweet and sour from Sweden, this is just like the nose with peach, mango and passion fruit, and while the peach dominates the apricot, tangerine, lemon zest and grapefruit blend well with the mild funky notes, tart green apple, more peach and some biscuit or grains on the back end. It borders on cloyingly sweet, but is so unique and light that it was fun to drink. This would be a great beer to give to a white wine lover to try and convert them to craft beer.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Holy hell, whoa now... keep this one away from my lil soldier because if he took a sip of this bad boy he would be feelin’ it! Man, is this beer ripe! Man, is this beer juicy! Man, is this beer tart and smooth! If Tommy Pickles got a drink of this thang, he would be hooked!

Spot on!

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-Duvel chalice. Swedish sour ale brewed with peach, mango, and passion fruit. 08.06.19 printed on cap. T1021.

A: The palest of lemon pour gradually turns to a faint pineapple coloring in the vessel. The head was weakly forming, and shortly lived. Light instances of carbonation. Love the pineapple coloring, almost breakfast juice like.

S: Beautiful wiff of fresh sliced mangoes, and peaches. Not hop oriented, rather real fruit additions. Sour fruitiness of sweet guava, HI-C, with some blood orange. Some pineapple with a bright blast of tropical punch/juice that truely lives up to its name.

T: Tart tropical juice, mango and peach juice for flavor. Good deal of sourness is manageable, with some tart grapefruit like appeal. Tart pineapple, guava and light citron and orange highlights.

M: Tart and tingly carbonation, medium body, juice like. Nice sour/tart twang on the swallow.

O: Overall I am a big fan of tropical fruit and sours, making for the perfect marriage here. Love the mangoes, and peaches in my ipa, and this is just as inviting. Great visual, breakfast juice like visual, is tart and inviting, with a fresh tropical aroma that lures you in, while the flavor was worth the wait. Outstanding drinkability, sweet fruity and sour balance is a tropical delight making for the perfect summer time drink beach side. The abv% is light enough for multiples, while the souring factor is just enough to give you a tart grapefruit like thirst quenching tickle. Nice spectrum of natural tropical fruit and great use and blend per style.

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Photo of Buffettman2018
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniellobo
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Fragrant peaches with light tropical notes with a light sourness.

A: Bright yellow color, slightly hazy, with a rocky white head that quickly forms a fine ring around the glass.

T: Lots of peach flavor upfront, with faint mango, passion fruit and tropical fruit flavors, followed by a moderately light lingering sourness.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Alright; the beer is clean and refreshing, but the peach character overpowers the more delicate tropical fruit aromas and flavors.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Stillwater and Dugges Tropic Punch Ale last week for $4.69 at The Lager Mill. This one sounds pretty good and I'm interested to see what these two breweries can do together, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks nice, it goes well with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a hazy golden yellow color that took on more of a yellow color when held to the light with a fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave much lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, it's what I would expect from the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with a huge fruit aroma with the peach standing out the most and it has a great juicy peach juice like aroma and that's followed by some citrus and tropical fruit aromas with the mango sticking out the most. Up next comes a little sourness and that goes into the malts which are light and impart a pale malt, sweet malt and light bready aromas. This beer has a great aroma, it's really fruit and juicy and it lives up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's a little light and little more balanced and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruits still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the peach still sticking out the most and the mango comes into second and it;s followed by a sour lemon flavors with a slightly higher amount of medium sourness with some malts showing up towards the end and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they show up a little more with those bready aspects seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there;s a little bit of lingering sourness with a sour lemon, peach and light malty aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting beer, it's just what I would expect for the style and the fruity aspects are just as advertised.

M- Smooth, refreshing, just a little mouth puckering, not overly sour, a little crisp, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is very nice and it works very well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and it's a very nice example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I was looking for this beer and when it came down to it I thought it lived up to it's description. This beer has nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them, but that would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer is the that it was just as advertised, nothing stuck out as being unwanted with this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the that it was just slightly watery on the finish, but that didn't hold this beer back that much. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a very nice fruity and sour beer. All in all I was happy with this beer and I was impressed with how well all the flavors came together to make one tasty beer. It made for a good first impression of Dugges and it's a very nice example of the style. Great job guys, this is one tasty beer, keep up the hard work.

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4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/7/2019. Pours moderately hazy deep golden yellow/light orange color with a small dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge juicy peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon, lime, green apple, fruit skin, white wine, wheat, cracker, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, tropical fruit, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge juicy peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon, lime, green apple, fruit skin, white wine, wheat, cracker, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and fruit tang on the finish. lingering notes of juicy peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon, lime, green apple, fruit skin, white wine, wheat, cracker, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, tropical fruit, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness and fruit tang. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/acidic, and tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an amazing fruited sour ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, tropical fruit, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly lactic/tangy/drying finish. Perfectly balanced juicy fruits and Lacto complexity; with just enough malts to balance acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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