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

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#1,266
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
226
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of egrandfield
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jsnouffer
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and doesn't appear to have any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died away, leaving only a small, thin patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of peaches are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is dominated by moderate to strong flavors of peaches. I didn't pick up any flavors of mangos or passionfruit.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer might make for a refreshing summer drink if you like peaches, but it's quite one-dimensional and seems like you are just drinking peach juice. It drinks more like a Fruit/Vegetable Beer than an American Wild Ale.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Suds
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is a very milky-cloudy orange-straw color. Little head. The smell is very fruity...lots of peach and mango...tropical and intense. The taste is tart, but not quite sour. It is refreshing and brings out more fruit than I expected. Medium in body and well made. Excellent.

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Photo of krl2112
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a teku glass

Pencil thin white foam cap settles to a layer over translucent golden yellow

Aroma of peach, bit of mango

Tart fruit , peach, mango

Tartness , quenching

Good beer

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

Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB "Dugges / Stillwater - Tropic Punch Ale"
11.2 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "11-01-2020 T1181"
$4.99 @ Whole Foods Market, South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: With a rough pour that brought out any of the lees that may have been in the bottle it's a very hazy golden in color with a little bit of an orange sheen. The initially average-sized head of white has not dropped to just a thin collar and there's no lacing to speak of. Bummer. In the nose it's brightly tropical with peach, mango, passion fruit, guava, and sweetened papaya - they've at least gotten the aroma right! Let's see how the flavor holds up in comparison... oh boy, what a twist! It's tart! I love the contradiction. The aroma suggests sweetness and then the flavor delivers tartness. I wasn't expecting much of this but I've been converted. The fruitiness remains but it's different. I'm getting some red berries, some grape, and some banana as well as sharp mango, papaya, some apricot, and peach. It's certainly a complex ale. The tartness is actually quite tart. It's not puckeringly sour, but it's very tart. It's also very clean and I wonder how they soured it. Sometimes with sour beer you get some of that mineralish, citrus pith-like stuff going on but there's none of that. Additionally, the label states that it's brewed with real fruit so I'm not sure how they've pulled this off but it's great. It doesn't have the same depth of character as some of the best Belgian lambics but it sure gives them a run for their money. In the mouth it's light bodied, maybe even light-medium, and acidic. That allows it to have a lower level of carbonation, which is very fine-bubbled by the way, because the acidity gives it a little bite. As you might expect, very little to no bitterness is needed, and it finishes dry and acidic. It's quite a short finish, and then a moment later some of the fruitiness returns. Interesting. I'm not a huge fan of tropical fruits but this think has bowled me over. Absolutely worth seeking out.
Review# 6,050

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Photo of nater919
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.4/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance – One finger head on a hazy yellow body.

Aroma – Passionfruit and light stone fruit.

Taste – Sour, mostly passionfruit and not a lot else. Zero bitterness.

Mouthfeel – Not too puckering but definitely a sour.

Overall – Pretty good if you like passionfruit but I wouldn’t get it again for that price.

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Photo of DangerDawg
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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