Floridays Tropical Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale brewed by the Islamorada Beer Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a tulip pint glass from a 12 oz. can.
What You Need to Know
This Pale Ale is an easy drinking brew that’s lightly hopped with tropical fruit in the aroma and palate. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
The Pale pours a slightly hazy golden hue and is topped by an inch-thick cap of puffy off-white foam. The head shows fair retention and its reduction leaves behind a few patches of lace on the glass.
The aroma offers a pleasant scent of ripe mango and other tropical fruits.
The palate is led by the taste of lightly baked bread and biscuit. Tropical fruit mixes in the middle and tangy orange citrus crests at the top. The tasting mellows with sweet flavors of ripe mango and pineapple.
The feel has a light granular texture and finishes dryly with a less-than-moderate astringency. The ale has a medium body and less-than-moderate carbonation.
The appearance of the Pale Ale is fine and the aroma and palate certainly deliver on the “Tropical” as promised by its name. But just a little more hops in the boil would appreciably add some needed balance. Those who like their brews with little bite will appreciate this.
Regrettably, the feel could be more crisp with added carbonation but at least its dry finish lends itself as being thirst quenching.
Overall, the Floridays Tropical Pale Ale is a light and refreshing brew that’s close to being really good. Just as its described by the brewer, it’s best enjoyed on a hot summer day by the pool.