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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3.76/5
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193 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:
#25,025
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
193
pDev:
10.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of rdub
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smoky54
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chase1702
4.9/5  rDev +30.3%
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 +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADawg
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
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 +2.4%
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%
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 +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psycHOPathy
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevin3046
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong hoppy and flowery smell. Thin head that quickly dissipates. Light lacing. Hazy gold color. Spicy as it hits the tongue with immediate sweetness and fruity flavors followed by a pleasant hoppy finish. Light bodied with light creaminess. A great summer IPA!

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very slightly hazed yellow with a creamy head providing some lacing.

Citrus, grapefruit pungent aromas. No distinct other fruits, but full and fruity.

Yellow grapefruit, and again not distinct, but fruity and abundantly hoppy.

Fully, creamy, and balanced mouthfeel.

Sweetwater almost seems like the Sierra Nevada of the South. This mixed 12 with all but one IPA is solid.

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Photo of pstam87
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of EMV
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Tropical juicy hops... light grains and floral notes.

T/F: Light malts/grains. Tropical hops and juice. Citrus, papaya, and pineapple. Moderate bitterness... light bodied with good carbonation. The finish is more sticky fruit.

O: A solid/above average citrusy IPA. Good flavor, easy drinking, and low enough ABV that you can have a few of them. Overall well crafted beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Triple Tail has a thick, slightly off-white head, a hazy, yellow appearance, with some bubbles, a few floating about yeast chunks, and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is of white bread and hop resins. The flavor is of the same, with moderate and mellow bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to low medium, and Triple Tail finishes on the dry side. I did not really pick up on any fruit flavor.

RJT

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
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 +0.3%
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 -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of hophugger
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
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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TripleTail Tropical India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 193 ratings