Tropic King | Funkwerks

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3.94/5
Very Good
517 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally designed to be a hoppier version of our flagship Saison, the accidental (but fortuitous) addition of two extra bags of Munich malt balanced the hop bitterness leaving us this very unique Imperial Saison. Tropical fruit flavors coming from the unique New Zealand hop variety, Rakau.

Notes of passion fruit, mango, peach, pepper and ginger.

Pairs well with hula hooping.

Added by lackenhauser on 11-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,690
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
517
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
85
Trade:
1
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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a lightly hazy, medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, orange, tangerine, mango, peach and mint; nice. Flavor is grainy malt, saison yeast, mild orange, mango and peach. Some more bretty farmhouse funk develops as the fruit flavors taper off into a finish with light farmhouse funk, light grassy hops and faint hints of the fruit flavors. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. The aroma on this is fantastic, but the bright fruit flavors seem attenuated in the taste. Starts as a fruity farmhouse, then dries out to more grain and hop forward finish. The fruit mix is very nice and with a little more balance across the taste, this would be outstanding. An interesting saison with a tropical fruit and hop twist. I'm not usually drawn to down under hops, but I like this New Zealand one, Rakau. Nice introduction to this brewery.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Try-em-all
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ado73
2.63/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Watkinsmike83
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmishLightning
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 10Crumra
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShuggieBev
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allurex
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Afeo
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rangerred
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZachT
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

This was pretty good, though the imperial added a bit of heft that you don't normally find in a saison. Interesting variant, and didn't affect the overall feel too much, but I think I like my saisons a little more balanced. I tasted more of the alcohol than the fruit, thanks to the extra malt. Decent, but not the best of what Funkwerks can do.

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Photo of Evilyak
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

looks like bilge water. maybe a little lighter, but it's pretty turbid. lots of foamy head that settles pretty quickly. not a lot of lacing.

smells a bit of funk. spice. pepper. i'm not getting ginger here at all, and even the fruit is not what i would have expected from the label or the name. medicinal notes. maybe a bit of overripe strawberry.

taste is sweet. fruity. maybe peach or green mango. strawberry again.

well carbonated. warm. lingering but not clingy or viscous.

it's good.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Topic king pours a cloudy color with a long lasting and lacing head. Big spicy aroma. Taste is very spicy, yeast sugary, and a taste of hops. Good body and feel. Overall, a big saison.

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Tropic King from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 517 ratings