Tropical Squeeze

Texas
United States
Tropical Squeeze, Armadillo Ale Works
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Exotic fruits mingle with barley and wheat for a refreshingly tart wave of flavor. If long walks on the beach at sunset were a beer, this would be it.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
45º F
Hops: 
Santiam
Malts: 
Two Row Malt, Wheat Malt
Judges Review 
Brad Darnell's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Tropical Squeeze by Armadillo Ale Works is a Fruited Sour Ale with mango, guava and passion fruit and is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 38C) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style expect a sour and/or funky version of the base fruit, spice or herb beer.

An aromatic mango, guava, and passion fruit bouquet emerges from the glass with a fleshy fruit component. The beer pours mostly opaque bright orange with a medium, tight-bubbled and creamy off-white head, medium-short retention. The initial flavor is medium sweet mango, guava, and passion fruit, light acidity and a supporting doughy malt backbone and a sweet finish.

The fruity aroma later allows a light, doughy malt character, light sulfur and soft stone fruit esters. The flavor is balanced to the fruit with no hop character or bitterness. The fleshy fruit lingers into the finish. A medium-light body, light carbonation, light citric sourness and soft mineral notes.

This beer would pair nicely with a rich and creamy custard.