TripleTail Tropical India Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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TripleTail Tropical India Pale AleTripleTail Tropical India Pale Ale
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3.74/5
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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:
#26,757
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
174
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with a creamy cap of 3 fingers, leaving lots of lace on the glass as it recedes.

Lots of bright tropical fruity notes - passion fruit, mango, guava, grapefruit, oranges. Slight pale and caramel malt behind that.

Besides some noticeable caramel malt, the profile is pretty clean with hints of stringy orange, pineapple, mango, stiff bread, and slight pine.

Feel is crisp and clean. Light lingering resins on the finish.

Overall a decent IPA! Pretty good, I can tell this will go south FAST though. It's a month old, and in two weeks it could be done for.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a nonic pint glass.

Hazy yellow color with a 1-plus F white cap. Nice lacing.

Mostly tropical fruits with some noticeable citrus, too.

The hop flavors blend; tropical fruits, a touch of pineapple, some citrus, lemon. Light biscuit-like malt.

Light and refreshing. Nice hop bite. Not sweet despite all the tropical. Dry hop finish.

Yet another tropical fruit IPA. This one tames the sugar and the pineapple so that no single fruit overpowers. I'd go again.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a brew that isn't going to impress anybody. It's a good value as part of a 12 pack (from BJ's). This pack was dated 8-26-18 or something (they had some boxes dated June - I'm glad I checked the date, but not really glad I bought these cheap brews).

This pours on the golden side of yellow, with medium to big bubbles. The aroma is weak but faintly tropical fruity. The taste is understated - just the slightest bit tart and dry. At least it is balanced and very drinkable.

Not recommended. There are better session and fruited IPAs and life is too short.

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Photo of bendukes86
2.38/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dkloubec
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ananddullabh
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nonnie864
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of upsbeernut
4.85/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimKal
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up as part of a mixed 15 pack. This was quite a bit better than I expected. Pours a darkish yellow with a nice head that leaves some nice lacing on the drink down. Taste and feel beat my expectation given the relatively low abv. Not really a session ipa given the abv and better mouthfeel than most of those deliver.

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Photo of DrMindbender
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2/4/18...pours golden bronze, some lack of clarity and touches of foam. Full fruity nose - tropical papaya, pineapples, and other assorted citrus. Fresh juicy flavor, loads of fruit swirl round and grade into a rind based bitter. Never too heavy. Nicely made.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swierczt
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManWithNoName
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rootscipio
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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TripleTail Tropical India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 174 ratings