Tropic of Thunder Lager

California
United States
Tropic of Thunder Lager, Stone Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Maroon yourself with your new desert island beer. Citra, Mosaic and Cashmere hops lend an intensely tropical flavor profile to this crisp, crushable lager. The rescue ship will arrive eventually, but for now, kick back and revel in your island escape.

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
40
Hops: 
Citra, Mosaic, Cashmere
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Tropic of Thunder Lager by Stone Brewing Co. was judged as an Experimental Beer (34C). The aroma is dominated by fruit from the abundance of aroma hopping. The fruitiness is very tropical, mostly mango and papaya, with a back note of herbal quality. There are no off notes and only a hint of malt sweetness to complement the hops. The color is straw with exceptional clarity. A nice fluffy, fine white head persists with a continual rise of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The flavor is likewise dominated by hops, again with strong tropical fruit characteristics, but also some herbal qualities. A clean and simple malt sweetness backs the hops, and a healthy dose of bitterness adds additional complexity to the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is medium with a touch of astringency from the gas, but perhaps a little from hops as well. The finish is malty with a little sweetness and a bite from hop bitterness that lingers. Overall, this is a very interesting and good experimentation with novel hops on a lager base that should interest hopheads and lager fans alike. If you are prone to enjoy Pale Ales and IPAs that stay away from strong caramel or malt leanings, you would especially want to try this flavorful and well-balanced experimental beer.

Brewery Introduction

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate ... Read More

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