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Sweetwater Brewing Co.

Sweetwater Brewing Co.
Triple Tail Tropical IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Sweetwater Brewing Co.
Triple Tail Tropical IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Minutely hazy gold color. Tropical aromas of pineapple mango mint chutney, spicy apple-banana tart, scallion and geranium blossom, and bloody orange menthol rub with a satiny, dryish medium body and a smooth, complex, long onion marmalade on raisin toast, guava relish, and kale finish. A fun, tropical flavor packed IPA with a nice savory, herbal streak.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pineapple mango mint chutney, spicy apple-banana tart, scallion and geranium blossom, and bloody orange menthol rub
Taste Flavor: onion marmalade on raisin toast, guava relish, and kale
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, tropical flavor packed IPA with a nice savory, herbal streak.

The Producer

Sweetwater Brewing Company

The Producer
195 Ottley Dr
Atlanta, GA 30324
USA
1 404-691-2537

American Style IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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