Tropicália

Georgia
United States
Creature Comforts Tropicalia Creature Comforts Brewing Tropicalia IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
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. To us, hops offer a plethora of flavors, not just bitterness; and in Tropicália it’s a beautiful, luscious, fruit journey for your palate to enjoy without fatigue.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
65
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Malts: 
Pilsner, Munich, Wheat, Crystal
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

When I take my first sniff I am treated to an orgy of mango, guava, grapefruit, orange and even a bit of peach and pine with a little resin on the side. After it warmed I detected a little biscuit and green tea. The flavor is hop fruity, but there is a pine resin, spice character that balances it perfectly. I taste a little toasty malt, maybe a hint of caramel. I get a palate-cleansing jolt of bitterness in a pleasantly dry finish. The aftertaste returns to a tropical fruit and citrus theme. This is not a palate-crushing IPA and I love the nuances, balance and drinkability – a “go to” IPA.

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