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Tropic King | Funkwerks

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3.94/5
Very Good
501 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:
#5,786
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
501
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
78
Trade:
1
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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.42/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear honey-color with some orange. Translucent and flat looking. Large soapy white head settles down to a few bubbles.

Nose is bananas and some citrus hops. Maybe a little bit bready. Average. Slightly Belgian-ey.

Taste is syrupy and medicinal. Stale hops. Ethanol and turpentine. Really not very pleasant. Not picking up any saison qualities.

Unfortunately not a great beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.83/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.94/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark gold-copper with a moderately-sized white head.

Smell is banana, clove, black pepper, with what I think are some dried, aged hops.

Taste is spicy, slightly bitter hops contributing onions, with all the classic Belgian properties of banana, apple, clove, and strong yeast overall. It is also a little coppery, as well as bready.

Feel is really soft and fluffy.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Yeasty, estery, grainy. Light citrus and banana. Over carbed and a little difficult to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes: 9/6/12

A very pretty beer. Clear and golden with a relatively large white bubbly foam atop.

Heavy spices on the nose, clove in particular. Under the overwhelming spices are hints of yeast. Still, this smells great. Some fruity, too.

Taste follows suit, however the spices to seem a bit too much. The clove is too strong and overpowers any fruity esters.

A relatively light body for this size of beer, carbonated well, though.

Overall, the spices seemed to get carried away here. Funkwerks, still, is always more than worth trying.

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3.31/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Tropic King from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 501 ratings
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