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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:
#5,759
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
501
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
78
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 501 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jkn09
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kraticus41
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of strohme2
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep orange with pink highlights. Thick, fluffy, 1 finger head. Big sticky lacing that tells a story as I drink the beer.
Smell is yeasty, banana and clove, spice. Soft tropical fruits too. Taste is guava, pineapple, orange, spicy yeast, doughy. Slight juicy bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied, big for a Saison, realize its an "imperial" saison. Drying finish.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - neat while still in the bottle. Crystal clear with tiny particulates stuck in suspension like ancient yeast crystallized in amber. Pours that same amber gold with a huge fluffy head and turbulent bubble presence. Seemingly infinite nucleation. And my glass is clean! Howbow dah?

S - smells like a beautiful, quintessential saison. Robust flavors of spice, clove, and lemon. Bananas and slight Hefe presence. Candied orange rind. Great.

T - first a deep caramel sweetness hits and then the clouds part and a ray of sunshiney tropical black peppery fruit punch descends from the heavens. As it warms, peach and mango bring life to this beer. More clove and banana come through in the middle with slight vanilla extract on the finish. Boozey honey candy reminds me this has alcohol in it!

F - smooth and full-bodied, except for that head. When I poured this, I was worried it would be over carbonated, but thankfully it was in appearance alone. Or it just burnt itself out. Gotta make sure not to sip with a gaping maw. Avoid letting any of that head in and you're looking at a sweet treat.

O - great saison. Refreshing, but also the right touch of cloy. I like boozey beers, and while this isn't "boozey", the high ABV does wonders to pull the flavors together in a mature package.

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

Photo of Dave2234
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle with a bottled on date of 8.3.2016

L - Golden and cloudy, with 2 fingers of head, and tons of lace left all over the glass

S - Belgian candy sugar, citrus hops. Great aroma.

T - mildly spicy, pepper, coriander, and citrusy hoppy.

F - well carbonated, medium body

O - Very tasty hoppy saison. An enjoyable slow sipper

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Photo of moundbz
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJCouillard
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Czequershuus
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours an opaque orange with a large head. The aroma features pepper, lime zest, papaya, banana, pineapple, and an earth rich funk. the flavors has tinges of orange peel, pineapple, papaya, earthy, and something like green tea, with the accompanying astringency, cumin, and bay leaf. The mouthfeel is very full, thick, and foamy. Overall this beer has nice bold flavors, fairly earthy as well.

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

Photo of MattyG85
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head that fades back into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A spicy and juicy Belgian style aroma with a scent of spices and citrus. Belgian yeast with a scent of clove, pepper, and slight ginger spicing. Good hop presence with a tropical scent of orange, mango, passion fruit, apricot, and peach. Also some fruit hints of banana and pear. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and fruity Belgian style taste with notes of spices and tropical fruit. Belgian yeast with spice notes of clove, pepper, coriander, and ginger. Ripe tropical fruit hop notes of mango, orange, passion fruit, apricot, and peach. Belgian style fruit notes of banana, pear, and apple. Malt notes of caramel, grains, and cracker. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and drying.

Overall: A very good hopped up take on a Saison. Nice tropical fruit hop presence.

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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Ish1
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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