Tropical Haze
Great Rhythm Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,512
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,453
Avg:
4 | pDev: 7.25%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
64
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Great Rhythm Brewing Company
 
New Hampshire, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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woodchipper from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an undated 12oz can into a Nonic.
Light yellow opaque body, medium white head that fades rather fast. Zero lacing in a hand washed glass.
The smell is mostly pineapple with dankness.
The taste is all citrus pith with a bitter finish. Not bad, but not really tropical.
There is medium body on the tongue Despite the head death and lack of lacing the carbonation comes alive in the mouth.
A so-so hazy IPA, not bad but its a tough category to stand out in right now.

Sep 13, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy bright orange color with a finger of effervescent white head. The head is gone in a hurry as it settles into a thin film.

The aroma brings notes of fresh grapefruit, pineapple, and a hint of mango with some peppery spice on the back.

The flavor is all about the citrus; namely grapefruit, orange and lemon. There's a faint idea of pineapple and melon before an earthy, piney hop finish. Surprisingly bitter, but I like it. A welcomed change.

The feel is on the lighter side of medium, with pretty good carbonation. A bit slick with a lingering bitterness.

Overall, a very good IPA that is drinkable as hell. It doesn't quite match its name but I enjoy the bitterness and citrusy hops.

Apr 11, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the brewery
Light creamy head, low retention, very hazy murky straw color

Nose melon notes, little candied stone fruit, light soft citrus, little alcohol

Taste little melon rind, citrus zest, flash of tropical papaya like, more melon and little candied stone fruit, pithy, medium bitterness, light fluffy malt, little watery, dry bitter spicy hop finish

Mouth is medium to lighter bod, medium carb, little watery

Overall meh, way too bitter and watery, not soft and juicy, like what a west coast brewery would make for a NEIPA

Aug 19, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery today.

A - Poured a nice hazy pale straw with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Big aromas of dank melons and light flashes of candied peach pits.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of slightly sweet dank melons. Little bit of bitter grapefruit peel that lingers. Flash of slightly sweet peach pit.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, bitter is heavy.

O - Overall this was a rather lackluster ipa. Really really bitter melon that clashes.

Serving Type: on tap

Aug 19, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly cloudy, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is melon, papaya, and herbal hops/straw. Medium-light bodied, slightly bitter, high carbonation. Dry, semi-juicy, tasty ipa. makes for a nice and dry ipa.

Nov 03, 2018
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jbertsch from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinks like a west coast ipa with a touch of new age east coast. Grapefruit and pineapple on the nose. Taste is sharp and finishes with a significantly bitter finish but in a good, classic west-coast IPA kind of way. This is not a beer for the NEIPA crowd.

Oct 12, 2018
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The_Figs from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can’t say enough good things about this beer. It is certainly one of my favorites. When you get it fresh it is just ambrosia! Big, juicy, not sweet, easy to drink, amazing aroma, just excellent stuff. Love it.

Sep 14, 2018
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sethmeister from New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No canning date so no idea how fresh it is. Grrr.

Hazy gold with a compact white head. Leaves a little bit of lace on the glass.

Scent is pineapple and a hint of grapefruit then a spicy hop note.

Taste begins sweet with pineapple and tropical fruits. Grapefruit. Hint of orange. Then it sort of flattens and malts take over with a dry crackery flavor. Something like a leafy and spicy hop note comes through. Finishes mildly bitter. Would prefer more juice and citrus.

Mouth is creamy but could stand to be a touch fuller.

A solid NE IPA.

Sep 02, 2018
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

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

No canning date. Into a 20oz Spiegelau.
L: Pours hazy straw colored. Light lacing, small head.
S: Not pulling a lot on the pour, but the malt/hop combination came alive 15 minutes in (not sure if this one is older or not). Fresh tropical aroma, with a light floral, earthy pine holding in.
T: Tropical and floral. Balanced. A little flat towards the end.
F: Lightly carbonated, mid-light to medium. Very little bite.
O: The odd thing about this beer, is the beer was not present immediately after pour. It took about 10-15 minutes for the full ride to show up. Not knowing how old this beer is, might be the reason.. so I've based most of this review beyond the 15 minute mark from pour. I would definitely give this another go, no questions asked. For crying out loud though.. date these "Tropical" IPA's!

Jun 01, 2018
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. can that is dated 3/15/18. Sampled on May 17, 2018.

The appearance is a slightly hazy looking yellow color with a modest and fading white head. Some lacing. Particles.

The aroma is nice even at two months out. I pick up orange, citrus, guava, mango, and other tropical fruits with a more buried white bread character.

Smooth, medium body,

The juiciness continues in the taste but not as vibrant as the aroma suggests. Same tropical and citrus zest but a mild herbal note follows and leads up to a lingering, bitter finish. I'd have it again.

May 17, 2018
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

GREAT RHYTHM TROPICAL HAZE IPA 12/25/17'

Another gifted by my daughter Jenny and her boyfriend, from another young New Hampshire brewery.

Poured from the 12 oz. can into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a; Translucent orange with an inch thick white head which receded to persistently thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Citrus leaning to tangerine.

t; Follows the nose over a solid bread/biscuit malt base. Dry finish.

m: Medium plus, great body and exceptionally smooth, good carbonation tingle.

o; A substantial and flavorful NE style IPA sure to please, on the high end of sessionable, lives up to its name.

Dec 25, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. No born on date. 6.8% abv.

A straw gold. Hazed out, yellow, straw, gold and orange coloration to the liquid. A thick, clumpy, pure white sea foamy cap....dense and rocky. Big lace. Excellent retention. Really chunky lace prevails.

Sweet tropical fruits in a major hoppy nose. Caramel, honey sweet malted barley, strawberries and cream, pineapple from the can, honey dew mellon, earthy, golden wheat malt and grains. Super-duper complex aroma.

Soooo incredibly smoooth in the feel! Long, and light malty residue ...honey, pils with golden grains, sour, tangy and old herbal bitter, medicinal bite, leafy and high-toned hoppy butterness proves to be dry a,nd lengthy.

A sour and wild fruity, earthy hop flavor proves rather intense. Lemmon zest, old medicinal style herbals, grapefruit, black pepper, sage and wheat gives this New England hazzy a very wild, chaotic,.. overall effect. A bit heavy and cloying from a big, left-over malty after taste.

New England style man. Abundance. Check it.

Dec 06, 2017
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz undated can.

Pours clear gold with a slight haze. An inch of white head settled to a skim coat with tattered lacing. Aromatics have some nice tropical citrus notes but a bit subdued for the style. Melon, pineapple, and pear. Medium bodied with a crisp but slightly tacky mouthfeel. Orange, unripe peach, and grapefruit on the palate. A burst of bitterness follows through along with pithy citrus. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering bitterness and orange oil.

Pretty tasty but the bitterness detracts and the body could use a softer, fuller mouthfeel. More hops in the nose would be good also.

Nov 07, 2017
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hey look, another brewery jumping on the hazy/juicy IPA bandwagon... er "craze." Sure... I don't mind much because I really like (well done versions of) this style! I know nothing about this brew, and it seems like there's not much about it online, so I guess I'll go in completely blind. I'm up for this challenge!

Pours a mostly hazy but still translucent deep golden/amber/orange-ish color with about three fingers of head fading down to a solid finger in my glass. Good legs lead upwards to tiered lace... seems rather well-constructed overall. Some abstract patterning going on... not super consistent, but not sparse either. I like how this looks a lot; though it has its misgivings, it's very solid, appearance-wise.

The scent of this beer began straight out of the can with the distinct, heady-tropical/catty element of Citra along with some unique and appreciable lemony, orange and tangerine elements. Seems like Mandarina Bavaria hops, but I also could see if this had some Galaxy involved as well because there's a strong passion fruit and pine undercurrent. Any way you slice it, though, this has a very solid nose that definitely pops with tropical and bright citrus notes.

On the tongue, I get a lot of bright tropical fruit (pineapple, guava and passion fruit) with some notes of tangerine and orange juice. Light candied grapefruit toward the mid-palate. A bit of light coconut and even some tannic vanillin-like qualities. Moderately stiff bitterness toward the finish with more tropical fruit cocktail and a finishing zip of bitter citrus peel and rind. Impressive stuff here, though it's essentially normal for this sub-style of hazy IPA. The only thing really unique going on here is the Creamsicle-like orange/vanilla/coconut note, and that may be one of those unique dwarf hops doing its peculiar magic. Props to this brewery if they managed to wrangle one of those hops in this recipe, though, for sure.

Feel is on the lighter side of medium for the hazy, dense IPA style they seem to be going for here. Not as "protein-heavy" as expected, but there is some chalkiness to the mid-palate. and the yeast is definitely fairly well-dispersed in here. The hops certainly stand apart from the rest of the recipe, though. I like this, overall... it's right on the border of being "out of the ordinary" for the style without going too far afield. Nicely drinkable and with a punchy tropical-citrusy vibe. I can see this being great for next Summer if it comes out again for that season!

Oct 27, 2017
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strohme2 from Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip, assumed fresh. Pours a dull orange color with slight haze. One finger head. Grapefruit, pine, slight cattiness on the nose. Grapefruit pith, mango and papaya, passionfruit, sweet. Undercarbed, lacking the body of other NEIPAs. Still, solid.

Oct 14, 2017
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Boto from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Brewery: This one pours a slightly hazy golden color, with about no head or lacing. The aroma is good. Some pineapple and tropical notes. Similar taste characteristics. A good beer.

Aug 07, 2017
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap at the source.
Lightly hazy light golden color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Resinous dank with just a hint of juicy fruity light citrus. The most hop balanced beer I had there today and pretty tasty.

Apr 09, 2017
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mgrady3 from Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on draft in a 16oz pour. Incredible smell and tropical taste, true to its name. Passion fruit, guava, and papaya come to mind - certainly different than most citrusy heavy IPAs. Not as hazy as you would expect given the name and the popularity of New England IPAs. Would certainly order this one again.

Apr 06, 2017
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color. Somewhat hazy. Pineapple, papaya, ripe mango and peach. Lower, balanced bitterness. Saturates the mouth with fruity hop flavors. Medium, slick finish. Never too heavy. Really good.

Mar 27, 2017
Tropical Haze from Great Rhythm Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 64 ratings