Tropic King | Funkwerks

BA SCORE
89
very good
495 Ratings
Tropic KingTropic King
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
Ratings:
495
Reviews:
97
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
78
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 495 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of JamesStreet
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kenai4
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
2.94/5  rDev -26.5%
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 +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooGood
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours cloudy and peach colored, with a massive head; excellent retention and a few sticky shards of lacing

Smell: Cantaloupe and passion fruit forward with banana, coriander and honey tones underpinning

Taste: Rather sweet, from the outset, with the honeyed aspect quite prominent and the banana and coriander tones kicking in; through the middle, the cantaloupe and passion fruit arrive to balance out the other elements; rather spicy, through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: There is a lot going on here and I don't think imperializing a saison, with the resultant sweetness and bigger mouthfeel, was the best direction to take it; I really liked the fruit and spices and would likely much prefer a lower ABV version

Thanks, jaydoc, for the opportunity

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Photo of zonker17
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour to shaker. Very minimal head, slight haze on a golden color. Nose of fruity Belgian yeast esters. The imperial part of the beer comes through in the taste and feel. Hiding the alcohol well, it is less like a saison, leaning toward Belgian strong ale. Medium-heavy feel and average carbonation.

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Photo of eli_j_roth
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Magery
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into tulip, about 1 finger cream colored head, recedes quickly. Hazy golden to look at. This is a showcase for their house yeast. Smells of fruit, light malt, lots of esters from the yeast. I like the taste of this, but it finish more on the sweet side. This could probably satisfy my craving for a Belgian triple. Semi dry sweet finish.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.44/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tropic King from Funkwerks
4 out of 5 based on 495 ratings.
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