Tropic Flare
Braxton Brewing Company

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From:
Braxton Brewing Company
 
Kentucky, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,314
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,299
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 7.98%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
43
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 20, 2023
Added:
Jan 18, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  7
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: This straw yellow, hazy IPA was carefully refined over a year of innovation and experimentation at Braxton Labs. Tropic Flare New England Style India Pale Ale is triple dry hopped and loaded with over four pounds per barrel of Galaxy, Citra, and Mosaic hops – amplifying the burst of fresh, tropical aromas with each sip. Hefty additions of flaked oats and lactose provide a smooth, creamy finish for a true-to-style New England IPA crafted to perfection.

35 IBU
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Rated: 3.73 by Nunya from Ohio

Jan 20, 2023
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Reviewed by KentuckyPaleAle from Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours cloudy, hazy. Taste is fruity, tropical, citrus notes. Heavy bodied, sweet and goes down smooth.
Overall, one of my favorite local IPAs. Good find.
Apr 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.32 by markallmon from Tennessee

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by TakiMan42

Mar 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by Druid_51 from Kentucky

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by mpolewan from Ohio

Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look - really nice haze orange tan color with a white head
Smell - citrus slight tropical with a oat slight lactose smell
Taste - mostly citrus with a sweetness
Feel - creamy medium body with a slight carb
Overall - better than I remembered
Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jun 16, 2021
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Rated by Anniedives

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Smooth, citrusy beer - if you like grapefruit IPAs then this will be a new favorite.
Jun 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Zanico from Ohio

May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by BeerBeast from Florida

Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by 1mrbeer from Ohio

Oct 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Happy to score one of these in a mix-6. A absolutely wonderful NE IPA. Low IBU, hidden alcohol, enormous fruit flavor, very tight, creamy, and balanced feel. Would love to have this beer in regular rotation - will search for more.
Sep 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by Seejae from Ohio

Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by ReneHop

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This Braxton beauty is a great HOPPY offering ... $10.99 /6pack .. drinks like a $14 / 4 pack
If you are a double IPA lover you will be pleasantly surprised at this triple dry hopped solid IPA.
well done.
Apr 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by Lukass from Ohio

Feb 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by cwd from Kentucky

Feb 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 19, 2019
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I got a 4pck of this beer from my local Giant Eagle. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had ripe tropical fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with dank ripe fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.
Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Nov 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by Quizlock from Ohio

Oct 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Oct 08, 2019
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Rated by tastocke from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours cloudy hazy. Strong fruity nose. Taste is smooth but somewhat undistinguished.
Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Sep 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by DangerDawg from Ohio

Aug 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by mush from Illinois

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by jakea from Wisconsin

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Typical hazy orange color. Decent white head that leaves some nice cobwebs of lacing.

Smell is really sweet overripe tropical fruits.

Taste is quite sweet. Lots of overripe papaya and mango. Almost has a lactose vibe going on. Zero bitterness to balance.

Mouthfeel is medium but seems heavy due to the sugar sweetness.

Not bad but man, a bit of bitterness would have gone a long way. Drinkable but nothing I would revisit.
May 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by Samnem from Georgia

May 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by bigbutter from Virginia

May 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Donkster46 from Washington

May 03, 2019
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Can from Tavour
Hazy lemon yellow with a huge frothy white head that slowly dissipates. Huge grapefruit and pineapple that is overripe on the nose. Feels like lactose artificial sweetness. Yeah not for me
Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by C_Adams from Ohio

Apr 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Apr 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
12 FL OZ can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours a hazy orange hue. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves rings as I consume.

It has a tropical fruit flavor. It tastes kind of old.

Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

Unfortunately, I didn't check the canning date before I purchased. This beer is three plus months old. That being said this is still a decent beer. I can tell that it has great potential if I can find it fresh. I will revisit.
Mar 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by rangerred from Tennessee

Mar 25, 2019
Tropic Flare from Braxton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 57 ratings