Tropic King | Funkwerks

BA SCORE
89
very good
483 Ratings
Tropic KingTropic King
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lackenhauser on 11-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
483
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 483 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of Czequershuus
3.81/5  rDev -5%
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 -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MattyG85
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
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 -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ish1
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bsp77
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma of hoppy tropical fruits, overripe fleshy fruits, banana/clove esters and a light mustiness. Taste is similar with a nice mix of Rakau hops, huge malts and Saison yeast. Not as effervescent or dry as a typical Saison. Very good overall.

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Photo of champ103
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky/hazed reddish/orange color. A dense two finger white head forms with excellent retention and lace left all the way down the glass.
S: A fruity mellon/cantaloupe aroma up front. Banana esters with a light phenolic spice. Not much else, very simple but enjoyable for what it is.
T: More banana esters and a light phenolic spice than the nose. Still that mellon like hop character is present. A touch of lightly sweet caramel malts, maybe some bready flavors as well. Not bad, but missing a lot of the depth that I get from Funkwerks other Saisons.
M/D: A medium to full body. Not quite crisp carbonation, but smooth. Would like this to be more effervescent and dry. Not hard to drink at all. It just does not hit on all cylinders like some of their other Saison offerings.

There is nothing really wrong with this, I just don't feel it has the depth of character that some of their other year round Saisons have. Namely, more fruity with less of a distinct yeast character. To me at least. I still get this on occasion and always enjoy it. Just not my favorite from the brewery.

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Photo of make-beer-not-war
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really interesting beer. It feels like a belgium at the start and finishes really fruity, as the name would suggest. At 8% I was expecting it to be a lot heavier, but it's pretty easy drinking. Too big for me to be considered a daily, but certainly nice to keep a few on hand.

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Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Slightly gold copper color with a white head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Banana, clove, pepper, lemon, some citrus fruit and a nice toasted malt.

T: Banana, clove, pepper, lemon, notes ofcitrus, finished out by a toasted cracker malt. Finishes fairly dry.

F: Light to medium body, high carbonation.

O: A very tasty saison.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kenai4
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a golden/amber color with a white head and fresh lacing. More smells of citra and hops than i would like in the style but none the less its good Taste is good but the hops overtake spice ,banana and clove it hoppy fruity with a malt finish. mouth feel is hoppy and sweet not dry, fine to drink but would not choose this one with multiple FW'S on tap

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
2.94/5  rDev -26.7%
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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Photo of Pacioli1445
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooGood
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tropic King from Funkwerks
4.01 out of 5 based on 483 ratings.
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