Tropical Thunder | Bootlegger's Brewery

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89
very good
40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 08-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Brolo75
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tropical Thunder
16 ounce can poured into a tulip

Pours a very hazy, turbid copper, burnt orange color with a white head, no retention, slight lacing.
Very aromatic, lots of tropical notes like papaya, mango, and guava, stone fruit skin, also getting some citrus-like notes, fantastic aromas.
Not as flavorful as I was expecting, but like the nose there are flavors of papaya, mango, guava, and the citrus comes through slightly more. There is a moderate/mild bitterness and the finish has lingering notes of citrus peel.
Light bodied, light on the palate, finish is dry.
Great aroma but it did not translate into the taste. It’s the most complex APA I’ve ever tasted with many layers of tropical and citrus notes.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange hazy color. Super fruity hop aroma, citrusy. Flavor is citrusy, lots of fruit, not a lot of bitterness going on. I notived every brewery in San Diego had some sort of hazy IPA or pale ale which I found kind of sad considering the San Diego IPA has its own niche in the beer world. Still, a good beer here.

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Photo of sillyhed8
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of santomark
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had it on tap at Redlands tasting room. Having family in Vermont and spending a good amount of time there, this beer is New England good! Not just New England good, this is Vermont good, Heady Topper good, Sip of Sunshine good. The yeast is definitely from New England. I can also appreciate that it's unfiltered, the way beer is supposed to be. All in all I'll be back with my growler.

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Photo of HippieDave56
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muggins25
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of sheenisgod
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of pdmoore714
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Wolberjs
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

So Raul cruised himself down by the train tracks like Keroauc to Bootleggers Brewery. And while getting dainty on a half pint in a mason jar/thimble, Raul says, why not?

Ok, it looks alright, and it smells great...so let's dip in for the real deal.

Yeah, this thang is deceiving. Like Lindsay Lohan with make up on, umm... Hell, I don't even know if I would then. It does have a nice lil tropical burst, but it ends a bit skunky like Lohan stumbling out of a club at 2 AM.

I mean, um, yeah.

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Photo of socalbrewlvr
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of conpen
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Scott_torrey
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great Hop Aroma. It was very dry tasting at the front and sweet when it hit the back. Very clean and crisp. It was hazy when poured and has this amazing orange tint to it. Reminded me of a beer i made before. Very good across the board. I wish this beer would get bottled.

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Photo of ste5venla
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of vitese
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bootlegger's Brewery in Fullerton, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and melon aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and melon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice fruity aromas and flavors.

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Tropical Thunder from Bootlegger's Brewery
4.24 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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