Tropicália | Creature Comforts

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States
creaturecomfortsbeer.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A balanced, soft, and juicy IPA. Ripe passion fruit and citrus hop aroma lead to a full, fruit-forward hop flavor that washes over the palate, ending with subtle bitterness. Some folks say they don’t like hoppy beers, and to that we say that hops do not equal bitterness. Hops offer a whole world of flavors, not just bitterness. In Tropicália, they exude a luscious fruit journey your palate can enjoy over and over without fatigue.

Added by compton on 04-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#475
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
1,291
pDev:
7.53%
 
 
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315
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Photo of VoodooBear
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Very thick and rich three finger head that stays around for a long time and leaves thick, patchy lacing. It's a very slightly cloudy a pale gold.

Smell: The aroma is not that strong. There's mainly tropical fruit: Grapefruit and orange peels, mango and a bit of passion fruit and papaya. There's a slight hint of grains in the background.

Taste: Very bitter right up front followed up by strong citrus notes of grapefruit, tangerines, mango and a hint of candied pineapple. Very fruity but not overwhelmingly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Its quite dry and extremely smooth. The body is medium but leaning towards heavy with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: The name evokes thoughts of a light, easy drinking, sweet and fruity ale. The reality is this is a complex, heavier than average, fruity hop attack on the palate. And that's awesome! A very well made beer.

Shoutout to Mbgreg for this one!

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Photo of TheGent
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 420drinker
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Folknasty
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth delicious IPA. Many tropical notes, not too hoppy or overpowering. Slightly sweet from the fruity flavors.

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Photo of nbrowni2
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: bright golden color (think macro pilsener) with very slight haze – not NE IPA-style, more like a slight chill haze. The head forms a ½-finger of off-white with fair retention.

Aroma: juicy, pulpy mango. Very fresh fruit; pineapple. In the background is sweet bready malt and caramel. Both malt and hops are well represented. Well balanced.

Flavor: resinous initially, too much so. It drowns out any other flavors until the resin fades. Later flavors are much cleaner and the hops stand out in harmony with the sweet malt. The malt and the late hop flavors are well balanced.

Mouthfeel: heavy-medium. This would fill you up. To drink multiple would be a meal.

Overall: if this beer’s finish could instead be the entire beer, this would be a better beer. This is worthwhile, but given the quickly increasing caliber of IPAs (especially in my market, Denver), this beer is just good among greats. Verdict: I’m glad I got to try it, but I would not buy it again.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Triz
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My standard go-to semi-premium IPA

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Photo of ntanner83
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trevorpost
3.87/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaucinDawson
4.89/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Have had this beer multiple times from both a can and from a tap. The pour results in a cloudy dark-orange/amber look with a thick off white head. The smell is strong and features a plethora of fruits, mostly citrus and light. Taste is reflective of the smell with a citrus hop flavor that has a slight bitterness. Mouth feel is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, it is fruity but in a refreshing way and not sour. There is still some bitterness and hops present. This is one of my favorite IPA's.

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Photo of ju53o8nyg9
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from KMitch. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carrbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.6%. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the moderately bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Not as intensely tropical/juicy as I expected, but rather old school feeling IPA. Nice Centennial, Galaxy, and Citra profile. Centennial seems to have the most presence. Very juicy, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness from lingering dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example. No real complaints.

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Photo of npendres
3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dhd1491
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought this at Trader Joe's. Checkout lady said they couldn't keep it in stock. I'm on the hunt for local beers that kick ass, and this beer has been highly rated.

Pale, cloudy, golden-yellow with thin head of white foam. Nice orange citrus aroma. Nice bright, thick, crisp hops at first. Some caramel malt in the background. Refreshingly bitter. Grapefruit pith sourness on finish lingers. Don't notice the 6.6% alcohol much. A little fizzy on the tongue. Medium-bodied.

Overall, refreshing and quite grapefruity, but not obnoxiously sour. Easy to drink, but has backbone. Keeper.

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Photo of AngEo
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eppCOS
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Damn fine beer here. To the specifics....
L - Exactly what a classic IPA should look like, maybe lighter in "tone" than some, not over-malted.
S - Great aromas of Pacific meets West Coast hops - some dank, pineapple, citrus
T - Here is where this beer over-delivers... perfect hoppy balance, a great weight of 6.5 with 65 IBU (spot on for my taste)... perky. Delicious. Exactly what you smelled and then some...
F - Great carbonation, lively, stays sticky to the glass. Never 'heavy' or boozy.
O - A great beer, to seek out again.
Had on tap at Brewer's Republic 10.5.18 in COS, CO

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Photo of wvbeerdad
3.46/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dazka
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to JBowenGeorgia
12 oz can, dated 8/23/18, poured into a teku

A- A slightly hazy copper with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, tropical fruits, piney, some caramel malts.

T- Citrus, tropical fruits, some peach, hints of pine, some caramel malts.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A great IPA, super easy to drink.

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Photo of Budlum
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MollyBoylan
3.97/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Tropicália from Creature Comforts
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 1,291 ratings