TripleTail Tropical India Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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207 Ratings
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:
#23,339
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
207
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
60
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.77/5  rDev 0%
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 -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Unclevince
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Winzlow
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
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 -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elohim
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamyers1
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +22.5%
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 -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good but not exciting beer.

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow color with a nice foamy initial head and decent lacing. Pleasant tropical fruit smell and taste. Pineapple stands out. Good beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Without further ado & without any concern for my own safety & well-being, I bring you the final entry in New After Dark At Water, My Sweet (Week 705)! I spent the morning with Atwater B.C., but as the Summer of 2018 winds down, I am reluctant to get out of the water, however, I must as I have a teaching gig beginning tomorrow morning.

From the Bottle: "Bottle Conditioned for Fresher Taste"; "Catch & Release Seasonal"; "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."; "Chase one down!"

I'm not usually against chasing sweet tail, but it has been a long day & I actually have work tomorrow! Because of all of this, I Pop!ped the cap & gave it a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. I did not need or want a mess at this point. I was elated when things turned out as hoped, so I gave it a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with good retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, summoning forth The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all clamoring for a taste. Nose smelled like tropical fruit salad - mango, papaya, guava, passion fruit, but where were the hops?!? Where was the bitterness?!? Mouthfeel was big & full, once again creating an argument in favor of bottle conditioning. The taste, on the other hand, was an argument in favor of the return of bittering hops. Jeez-O, man, this was liquefied tropical fruit salad! It was enough to set off my hops jones right before bedtime! 8=( Hey, if you like this sort of thing, great, but it does not fit the style guidelines of an AIPA. Finish was in that nebulous zone between semi-sweet & semi-dry. I leave it to your discretion to decide.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Smoky54
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chase1702
4.9/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells great, looks great. Easily sweetwaters best IMO. Starts spicy turns to tropical fruit ( as it smells ), finishes with a nice hop bite. Great summer ipa taste exactly as advertised.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADawg
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't know what it is but every time I pour one of these it really just satisfies all of my senses. I am a budget BA beer drinker for sure but I always feel I get my moneys worth with this brew. Great taste and perfect for a hot Summer day.

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Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gotta love easy-going fruit forward, flavor rich IPAs. Bodacious! indeed.
a) Light golden hazed body supports 1 finger dense, dotting, lasting head.
s) Creamy fruit, marmalade, fruit salad on white saltines.
t) Follows creamy fruit salad on cracker base, leans from sweet fruit to balanced bittering finish. Fruitier than most.
f) Mid- weight, prickly carb.
o) In cans, this is a great go-to if you like session IPAs fruity.

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Photo of capehaze
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA looks great. Oddly, though, it has zero smell. The taste is solid, though. And it's a tasty IPA.

This IPA reminds of a heavy Stone IPA, whatever that may mean to you.

That said, I think this TripleTail ( a great name ) Tropical ( not required ) IPA will do well in the southeast.

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Photo of Thickensj
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psycHOPathy
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale, slightly haze gold color, tall fine-grained khaki head
Pine resin and grassy hops, light grapefruit and peach underneath
Apricot, peach, grass, bread, orange peel, pineapple
Light carbonation, somewhat slick feeling
Decent beer, the flavor isn't as bold as the smell, but a good summer drink

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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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TripleTail Tropical India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 207 ratings