Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale
Cigar City Brewing

Tropical Heatwave Wheat AleTropical Heatwave Wheat Ale
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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 10.96%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
140
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  6
Gots
  10
SCORE
81
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Tropical Heatwave Wheat AleTropical Heatwave Wheat Ale
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Somewhat cloudy orange body with tons of floaters in it. Fluffy white head that leaves a ton a lacing all over.

S- Lots of fruity, tropical hop aroma, very yeasty, almost slightly sour like a lager yeast, grainy wheat.

T- Lots of wheat from beginning to end. Very nice hop presence that adds the tropical fruit flavors.

M- A little fuller body than I expected from a wheat beer. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, I guess the wheat adds some body.

O- Very good for the style. Great hop selection, perfect beer for a can.

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3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 3 finger frothy head with nice lacing on a murky pale golden yellow body.

S: mostly malt and bread with a mild lemon note.

T: the fruity notes are mostly sour with light malt and wheat and a slightly tart finish.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Its a little bland. Highly drinkable. Not a bad beer just not very memorable.

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3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can, dated 4.4.14 and marked as 33rd annual, poured into a pint glass.

The beer pours a cloudy, hazy golden color, hues of straw and lemon that has some sediment resting at the base of the glass after it's been fully poured. A soft, fizzy, white head appears with moderate retention and little lace left behind. The aroma is of soft pale grain, light crusty wheat, honey sweetness and gentle hops, lightly fruity but predominantly earthy. The flavors mirror well, lots of sweet and soft pale grain, light wheat breadiness with gentle hop bitterness and some mild fruitiness and grassy flavors. The body is okay, assertive crispness, light soapiness, coats the mouth decently well and finishes lightly dry.

Verdict: A decent pale wheat ale from Cigar City. Not the most interesting or exciting take on the style, but it's fairly refreshing and on a warm summer afternoon, it was a nice choice.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into cigar city pint glass.

A-cloudy mango. decent head. pours alot of yeast out of the bottom

S-fruity. sort of like a tropical fruit drink. a bit of hops.

T-mango mainly. maybe some peach and grapefruit. very tropical. a hint of hops at the finish. A good balance of the yeast and malt.

MF-medium to thick body for the style. feels very full, and creamy. pretty smooth. not a whole lot of carbonation.

O-pretty good. would love to have this on the beach during the summer. i wouldn't mind having this again.

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Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 140 ratings