TripleTail Tropical India Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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TripleTail Tropical India Pale AleTripleTail Tropical India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A tropical approach to the IPA style – TripleTail weaves juicy bodacious hops with notes of papaya, pineapple, and passionfruit into this lush hop-forward IPA, creating a mouthwatering vacation for your senses. At 5.5% ABV, you can lean back assured it will refresh from sun up to sun down.

Added by superspak on 04-22-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,874
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
221
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
2
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of Mandpasbury
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall, I would have to say that this Brew is Bland. It is not bad, just Bland it looks beautiful in a glass, a nice light yellow color with a 1/2 inch of nice white head that stayed on the glass until I was done with the beer. But it had an aroma that left me thinking "bland". It has a little hoppy pine and a little fruity smell to it but I was expecting more. Sweetwater beers are usually full of great aromas. The taste was okay, with the same flavors but bolder....with a touch of hearty biscuit. It finished extremely well, coating my palate and providing a nice, moderately-swampy feel (in a good way) that was well-balanced. Overall, a good beer but Sweetwater has better.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow-hued body with a fairly tall, near white head. A meager spray of lacing.

Smell: Decently fruity with a tropical tone to it atop a light, lightly bready base maltiness and a thin strand of resiny pine.

Taste: Lightly bready, crackery malts with some flashes of upfront, initial sweetness. Tropical, resiny and citrusy with tastes of berries, tangerine, pineapple and papaya with a tiny hint of garlic. Medium bitterness. It's initial bright fruitiness quickly recedes, leaving things just a wee bit washed out for the crispish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: An ample IPA with some session leanings.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

SweetWater definitely puts out some interesting IPAs, like this one...

I've had many a juicy IPA, but this one might very well take the cake. From the fruity smell to the juicy taste of pineapple and oranges, this really was one of those IPAs I would have liked to have tried during the dog-days of the Florida summer. Alas, I picked up this variety pack just recently - in December - and it's now that I'm getting to this latest IPA on my long list of tries. Not the best of IPAs I've had to date but definitely one of the better ones I am certainly going to be fond of (and will enjoy as I still have several few to go through.)

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Photo of jmc65267
3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanConPhilly
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - 3-finger frothy white head atop a near-transparent yellow body.

S - tropical fruits, biscuit.

T - follows the nose. Orange, mango, passionfruit, pineapple. Smooth middle. Low bitteeness. Moderate-low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium-light body with high carb.

O - tastes and smells quite good, but lacking in character. Everything is rather muted.

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Photo of Tone
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, tea, citrus hops, hint of vanilla, and a hint of piney hops. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable hop bitterness. Tastes of sweet malt, tea, citrus hops, hint of vanilla, and a hint of piney hops. Overall, good appearance, feel, and blend, with a simple but tasty body.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a lightly hazy golden color with a lustrous thick head that leaves lacing as you enjoy it - even on an out of date bottle like the one I am enjoying! Pleasant scent of citrus in the nose. The mouth gets a solid malt with light taste of citrus. Nice!

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Photo of jopezu
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a misty, amber gold with a medium head that poofs. nose; dinner roll & citrus hops - orange, pineapple, & mango. taste; cracker malt, citrus pith (orange/bravo hops), strong mosaic hops, pineapple, & mango. pineapple & underipe mango hang out on the aftertaste along with some very slight oxidation. medium carbonation & light mouthfeel. one of the better sweetwater drinks i've had - this should be a staple for them.

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Photo of B33rcules
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of donspublic
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into glass, good 2 finger head, good retention and lacing. Slightly hazy in the glass. Not much on the nose. Good clean citrus, pineapple and other tropicals coming through on the first sip, good mild bitterness and a dry finish

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can with a best by date of 12-16-18
1" sudsy white head with good retention. Sticks at 1/2" for a long while. Golden, pale yellow with some chill haze. Nice foamy lacing.
Oranges, orange peel, orange blossoms. Guava on the tropical side...ripe guava.
Sweet malt base with a good dose of tropical fruit on top. Citrus as well, orange peel rind.
Medium to just south of being full body, medium carbonation. Flash of hop bitterness and then falls off. Quick, and fairly dry finish.
Very good not great... purchased as part of a variety 12pk with 5 types of SweetWater.

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Photo of Rockhead
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Unclevince
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Winzlow
4.49/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An awesome brew! Great tropical IPA flavor with a recreational ABV%.
The best from SweetWater Brewing and one of the finest tropical IPAs out there.

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

Photo of elohim
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamyers1
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I loved this beer. A nice cheap alternative to a NE IPA. Juicy, hoppy, and crushable for sure. Perfect for the pool, beach, or backyard.

J

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Photo of jmrealestate94
4.62/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is about as close to perfect as beers get (for me at least). If you like SUPER HOPPY/CITRUS-Y beers, this is the one for you! Smells amazing, tastes amazing. I tell all my friends about it. Great beer!

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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TripleTail Tropical India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 221 ratings