Tropigamma by Beavertown

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Beer Name: Tropigamma Tropical IPA

Brewer: Beavertown Brewery, London, UK

Date Sampled:  29th November 2016

ABV: 7%

Serving Type: Can

Location Sampled: Home

Hulk has a love-hate relationship with gamma-rays, especially tropical ones!

This is my third Beavertown review in two weeks, following the fruit-tastic Bloody Notorious and the awesome Spresso Stout.

Tropigamma has been getting a lot of coverage across twitter and instagram and as the original Gamma Ray is one of my absolute favourites, I knew I had to give this one a go.

Described by Beavertown as "a fruit explosion in a can" I was expecting big things and they have delivered.

On pouring it looks like a tropical fruit juice, hazy rich orange with a small head that goes quickly. It looks more like Umbungo than beer!

It's probably the fruitiest smelling beer I've tried, with mango, pineapple and citrus all clearly evident amongst the tropical aroma.

In the mouth it has a light carbonation, with the lactose helping to beef up the body.

Beavertown have certainly produced a fruity tasting beer, with everything from the nose carrying through strongly. The finish has some bitterness, but its a citrus bite rather than a hoppy one, the sort you get after drinking a glass of OJ.

I'm actually a little confused by Tropigamma; I mean it has got hops in but at what point does a beer stop being a beer?

Do you know what, I don't think it really matters. Tropigamma tastes amazing and on a hot summer's day I'd happily hulk-smash it down!

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