Tropical Truth

Maryland
United States
Tropical Truth, Flying Dog Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Hops and bitterness are perfectly balanced with mouth-watering tropical flavors in this new take on everyone’s favorite imperial IPA.

Profile

ABV: 
8.7%
IBUs: 
50
Hops: 
Citra, Amarillo
Malts: 
Munich, Wheat, C-60
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tropical Truth by Flying Dog Brewery is a fruited Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (category 29 in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The fruit in Fruit Beers should complement the base style without overwhelming it. The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops. Additionally, despite being a high-alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of beers of this alcohol content.

Tropical Truth is brewed with mango and passion fruit puree and measures in at 8.7% ABV. Tropical Truth pours golden in color with good clarity and a fluffy, off-white head. The aroma is of prominent passion fruit with lighter mango; hops are not detectable beneath the fruit. The flavor is of moderate passion fruit over bready malt with just a hint of mango and light citrusy hops. The beer finishes moderately bitter with prominent passion fruit and lighter mango but just a hint of hops.

Tropical Truth is a solid fruit beer with excellent passion fruit and mango flavors, but the fruit overwhelms the hops; either the hops should be more aggressive, or the fruit toned down a little. Regardless, fruit beer fans will love this one.