Stunner Tropical Ale
Surly Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,062
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,091
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 7.65%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
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Surly Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
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86
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Notes: Get a taste of the tropics in the comfort of your own home with this tropical-style ale, dry-hopped with Amarillo, El Dorado, and Mosaic for notes of orange, papaya, and mango. A hint of lactose sweetness makes this easy-drinking ale a legit Stunner.
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Reviews by RollDamnTide:
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3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of d5001986
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzlyo
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
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 jmh21
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, media sample from the brewery.

Nearly clear golden hued brew, couple of rings left of the glass shows some good lacing. This is one of their "Hop Forward" brews, it has the bitterness needed for a Pale Ale but the flavor sums up them name and it is "Tropical". Hints of pineapple, guava, passion fruit, & papaya. Balanced and drinkable, I could see downing a few.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zenboy99
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsfish
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
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 barnzy78
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Photo of einman
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMN44
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stunner Tropical Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 16 ratings