Sticky Hands - Tropical Slam
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

Sticky Hands - Tropical SlamSticky Hands - Tropical Slam
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From:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #80
ABV:
8.25%
Score:
96
Ranked #891
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 6.56%
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 17, 2022
Added:
May 11, 2014
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  3
SCORE
96
World-Class
Sticky Hands - Tropical SlamSticky Hands - Tropical Slam
Notes: Our first variation of the year ramps up Sticky Hands' iconic tropical fruit and citrus flavors to truly astounding levels, with copious additions of Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and Apollo hops.
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4.5 by paulish from New York on Apr 17, 2022
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4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by UWDAWG from Washington

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a snifter.

Look- Deep gold, moderately hazy, small amount of large particulate sediment, frothy white head, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Clementine, pineapple, peach, pine resin.

Taste- Clementine, pineapple, pine resin, slightly bready.

Feel- Medium body, high bitterness, average carbonation, mildly creamy, slightly astringent finish.

Overall- Nice West Coast IPA with a tropical twist.

Apr 10, 2022
 
4.1 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Apr 06, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

16oz can from @snaotheus in NBS BIF #15

L pure west coast pale bight yellow white lacing
S: sticky sweet fruit nice light toast malt
T: up front is sweet but then bitternss kicks

Not too sweet, went down so easy and tasty

Apr 02, 2022
 
5 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Mar 26, 2022
 
4.4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 20, 2022
 
4.19 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Mar 14, 2022
 
4.31 by smithj4 from New York on Mar 06, 2022
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4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by NickSMpls from Washington

Canned on 2/9 and today's 3/5. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber, thin head rapidly fades. Aroma is fruit -filled, clean and inviting. Taste is the mainline SH with a heavy overlay of luscious, fruity hops, hops and more hops. Mouthfeel is very good; has clean finish with no off-notes. All together, a splendid base beer taken to a higher level while maintaining the qualities that made it what it is. That's hard to do, but the crew at Block 15 has pulled it off.

Mar 06, 2022
 
4.31 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Mar 01, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - great bright yellow slight haze with a nice white head and lacing
Smell - citrus tropical dankness
Taste - citrus peach slightly bitter and dank
Feel - full body with a lighter carb
Overall - fantastic

Feb 25, 2022
 
4.31 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Jun 23, 2018
 
4.49 by Noles9585 from Washington on Jun 10, 2018
 
4.41 by shelby415 from Oregon on May 19, 2018
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4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by bret717 from Pennsylvania

Look- pours a slightly hazy, almost clear golden orange w/1 finger white head

Nose- wow, intense dank weed, guava and peach
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Taste- guava and peach up front followed by dank weed and a decent malt presence; no bitterness

Feel- medium body and medium carbonation

Overall- outstanding DIPA with intense and focused flavors and an incredible nose.

Apr 25, 2018
 
3.75 by cherche from Washington on Apr 13, 2018
 
4.49 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Mar 26, 2018
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4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by radmoc from Oregon

Bought at Market of Choice. Ashland, Oregon for $12.99. 4 pack of 16.9 oz. cans. Bottled 3/19/18 consumed 3/23/18. So in other words FRESH!

A - pours with 2 fingers of beautiful pillowy white foam head with decent retention. Fading after about 10 minutes to 1/4 inch islands of foam. Golden straw color. Really beautiful beer to look at, especially after its first been poured.

S - resin, pine, some guava and mango on the more subdued side. Expected a more tropical nose, but it's nice none the less.

T - oily pine and tropical fruits work in harmony all the way through the front and mid palate, finishing with a refreshing and clean bitterness that's just enough to offset the mango, pineapple, and papaya on the palate. Really harmonious and beautiful.

F - this is where Sticky Hands, and all variations of it shine. It has all the flavor of a really high IBU hop bomb without the astringent and overly bitter mouthfeel. Those fresh hop oils really take the drinkability of this beer through the roof. You have to get these beers fresh. Block 15 is working really hard to make sure that there beers are fresh on the shelves and on tap. So check the dates before buying. These beers are like fresh produce. They need to be stored cold and enjoyed as fresh as possilbe

O - Super offering from Block 15 as always. This one is tough to find, but if you can I highly recommend picking this one up. And sharing with friends if you're cool.

Mar 24, 2018
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4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

Block 15 kills it again. This almost clear, light orange, white foamy monster with lacing from top to bottom just explodes with citrus, melon, and pine in aroma and flavor. It's smooth, sweet, juicy, and bitter, and overall exceptionally easy to drink and exceptionally delicious. Once again hiding it's elevated abv, it's dangerously easy to drink. If you see this, don't hesitate. Pick it up. Cheers.

Mar 23, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Can from ABV.

A clear copper with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is excellent. Bright, bitter, pungent and rather tropical, there's mango, peach, papaya and some candied orange. Malt character is minimal. The palate opens juicy and pungent with a blend of sweet pine bitterness and tons of fruit - peach, mango, passionfruit and plenty of papaya. Really fragrant nectarine juice and peach notes are present, with a mild sweetness . The alcohol is mild but noticeable, amplifying the hop characteristics. Drying, moderately bitter on the finish, this beer is medium-light in body and moderately carbonated. Quite excellent.

Mar 23, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of lightly caramel and dank malt, orange, passion fruit, mango and grapefruit. Flavor is mildly caramel malt, pineapple, passion fruit, kiwi, citron, orange and a little earthy summer herb dankness developing. Finishes with fruit esters and resinous, yet tropical hop bitterness with nice piney notes. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation. After pouring, I was not ready for the tropical fruit notes; this does not look like a turbid NE style fruit bomb, more of a classic traditional IPA. The flavor, however is back into intense tropical fruit, but with more citrus hops character and a touch of pine. The fruit is really complex with both tropical and domestic fruit and clear fruit esters. Hops jump around between tropical NE style and piney West coast style, but this finishes more West Coast with pine and citrus, but with tropical fruit juice. Really enjoyable, this is a tropical fruit IPA that keeps my interest. Flavorful from start to lingering finish. Nice. Fresh can, so not retired, request to have this changed to "rotating".

Mar 16, 2018
 
4 by jakemn91 from New Mexico on Jun 02, 2016
 
4.39 by smi69 from New York on Mar 25, 2016
 
4.4 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin on Mar 23, 2016
 
4 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on Mar 22, 2016
 
4.32 by Fusebuddy from Wisconsin on Mar 17, 2016
 
4.31 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2016
 
4.99 by GoBeerGo from New Hampshire on Mar 06, 2016
 
4.24 by M_chav from New Mexico on Mar 05, 2016
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4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GilGarp from Colorado

Pint sized can served cold into an imperial pint glass. Canned 2/15/2016.

Tropical Slam is a a hazy yellow-copper color with thin white head. Retention isn't great and the lace is minimal.

Aroma is super hoppy and fresh with great citrus, floral, and, of course, tropical notes.

Flavor is slightly sweet up front with a candied orange peel and lemon zest. The hop bitterness is strong with this one but it doesn't seem overly so. Finishes somewhat dry.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Balance is pretty good for the style but still quite bitter.

Overall an excellent DIPA with great citrusy tropical flavors. It's maybe even better than the standard in my opinion and well worth seeking out.

Mar 05, 2016
 
4.73 by Admbmb92 from Oregon on Feb 20, 2016
 
4.81 by anteater from Oregon on Feb 15, 2016
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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Can courtesy of Rick. Nice piney hops, slick, slippery, mildly astringent. Excellent IPA, and a nice break from the parade of sours at the bottle share.

Feb 14, 2016
 
4.44 by yeaprolly from Washington on Feb 14, 2016
 
4.21 by drone from Oregon on Feb 11, 2016
 
4.33 by South2NW from Oregon on Apr 22, 2015
 
4.69 by kamikazeokami from Oregon on Mar 10, 2015
 
4.54 by Kurmaraja from California on Jan 27, 2015
 
4.72 by Harvest06 from Oregon on Dec 31, 2014
 
4.75 by SMITHAND from Oregon on Dec 26, 2014
Sticky Hands - Tropical Slam from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 55 ratings