Tropicale
Relic Brewing Co.

TropicaleTropicale
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,769
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #23,791
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 7.57%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
94
From:
Relic Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  25
SCORE
87
Very Good
TropicaleTropicale
Notes: IPA w orange blossom honey
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 94 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by beerturf:
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beerturf from Connecticut

3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 16, 2015
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with very little head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is honey and floral hops with some nice tropical fruit notes. Light bready notes. The taste is a good amount of honey and floral hops. Not as much of the tropical fruits as I would have liked but there is some. Some grapefruit and lemon. Bready finish with more of the honey and some orange peel. Lightly carbonated with a light mouthfeel. Mild alcohol presence. Fair amount of bitterness. A bit dank and peppery as it warms. I wish there was a bit more tropical fruit flavor but it's a pretty solid beer. Overall, worth grabbing again.

May 31, 2015
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coopdog from Connecticut

3.24/5  rDev -15.4%

Nov 23, 2014
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ogrerugby from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 05, 2015
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psweendogg from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 05, 2015
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SuomiHobbit from Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Citrusy. Light. Mildly bitter finish

Mar 28, 2015
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jaxon53 from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 29, 2015
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nebula1999 from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tropical indeed.
Aroma full of tropical fruit and citrus flavors.
Taste follows, but with depth. Great mouthfeel to round this beauty out.
Really enjoyed it out of the bottle.

Jul 03, 2016
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markgugs from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 22, 2015
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Kelly and Paul, thanks for the opportunity! slightly hazy deep golden color. Rich bready honey maltiness with some faint earthy pine and citrus hos to counter. My favorite IPA of the night.

Dec 05, 2016
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mltobin from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 27, 2015
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Griffith from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Oct 20, 2014
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Durge from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Nov 28, 2014
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First beer from this brewery, local so hopefully it's good.

Pours a light foamy fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, mild soapy lacing, very murky pale orange color, the color reminds me of Tree House, but head is a little less.

Nose isn't bad, some tropical notes, with grapefruit, little orange juice, a very tangy citric acid like thing, with tangerine notes, I think I get a little phenols, little musty note, and generic tropical fruit, with a hint of a sweet malt.

Taste is decent, starting with a lot more ruby red grapefruit, fresh grapefruit flesh and pith, a little citrus rind, and citric acid as well, tangy like, and a little tangerine and lemon peel even. Mild sweet candy malts, toasted reddish malts, not really sweet though just tastes like it should be. then the hops take a turn for the worse, they turn earthy and spicy, herbal almost, not really pine sap thankfully, but a big spicy rind and earthy notes, chewy hops as well, and a huge bitterness, Finish is dry with an astringent bitterness overpowering everything else that used to be there. Mild grapefruit lingering as well.

Mouth is med bod, touch creamy, decent carb that seems to get a little overly effervescent.

Overall mixed, malts are OK but nothing special, hops started nice on the flavor but went too far and became astringent and super bitter without much nice flavor anymore. Nose was pretty light overall. Not sure what they were trying to do, like mixing a new world style IPA with the grapefruit and citrus, with old world style bitter spicy hop, and it came out somewhere in between but not good enough for either style really.

Aug 22, 2015
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 19, 2015
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briancroz12 from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the more aptly-named beers that I've come across. I'll be honest here - after finishing this one, I couldn't believe it was a DIPA. It's one of the lightest, most inconspicuous beers brewed in this style. Very light with excellent undertones of both orange and honey - without overdoing it on either ingredient. Despite trying this in April, I think it would serve as an outstanding summertime beer.

Anyone looking for a solid, slightly fruity IPA that doesn't go overboard with the citrus, then Tropicale is for you.

Jan 14, 2016
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liquorpig from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 04, 2016
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smutty33 from Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mar 26, 2015
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hoppymcgee from Maine

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%

Oct 27, 2014
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 05, 2015
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 19, 2015
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Casterbridge from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 10, 2015
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at Plan B Burger Bar in Fairfield yesterday. Poured a lovely cloudy straw color with hints of gold. Aroma is pretty light and fruity. Taste is nice too. Not a lot of malts and the hops aren't out of control. Good blend here, giving off some nice pineapple notes and citrus. Not piney or bitter. Finishes a bit too sticky but the body is lighter than expected.

Aug 19, 2015
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lic217 from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Aug 19, 2014
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DudMan from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 05, 2015
Tropicale from Relic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 94 ratings