Tropical Thunder | Bootlegger's Brewery

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4.04/5
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43 Ratings
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)

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Added by womencantsail on 08-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
43
pDev:
12.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
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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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
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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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a deep goldenrod to orange, with some nice lace.

S: Very impressive, pineapple and passion fruit, guava, truly is tropical.

T: Carries the tropical fruit promise of the nose to its fruition. Tropical fruit heavy with some pine. Juicy hoppy flavour.

M: Crisp, medium-bodied, easy drinking,

O: Quite a good Pale Ale, bordering on IPA, but never gives an abrupt direct hop note. It's always attacking, but never goes over the top. Very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Tropical Thunder from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 43 ratings