Stunner Tropical Ale
Surly Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,094
Ranked #22,335
3.93 | pDev: 5.6%
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Very Good
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13
Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.

Pours a nearly crystal clear peach color with a very foamy head and plenty of bubbles below.

The tropical aromas arrive immediately as promised. Mango, pineapple, orange, and red grapefruit. Bready malts in midstream with a bit of bittering hops in the background.

The brew provides plenty of hopping, but it is mostly of the fruity variety. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, and guava sweetness hit the tip of the tongue, but citrus zest and biscuity malts arrive in midstream with vague resin notes at the finish. Decent but a bit muddled, particularly in comparison with the aroma.

The brew is medium-bodied with decent carbonation, but rather less than expected compared with the pour.

Overall, a nice line-straddler that comes to rest on the APA side of the line. It looks and smells great, but the flavors fall a bit short.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is tropical fruit and resinous hops. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, big biscuit malts and a long and resinous/spicy/bitter hop finish.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, canned on 06/13/19. Mildly hazed tangerine colored ale with a frothy ivory head that sticks to the glass as it fades. Tropical fruit juice aroma of mango, pineapple, and citrus. Flavorful hops saturate the palate with notes of mango, orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, and pineapple; light caramel for malt in the mix as well. Medium body, moderate carbonation, bittersweet finish with some zesty citrus and faint pine lingering. Overall, it's got some big, bold flavors along with being very refreshing.

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Stunner Tropical Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 13 ratings