Tropic Pressure is an American Blonde Ale by Big Storm Brewing Co. that blends lightly baked bread, floral hops, hibiscus, and honey.

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Tropic Pressure is an American Blonde Ale that’s brewed by Big Storm Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a shaker pint from a 16 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Tropic Pressure by Big Storm Brewing Co.

Packaging art for the Tropic Pressure by Big Storm Brewing Co.

What You Need to Know

Tropic Pressure is a mildly tart ale that’s been steeped with flowery hibiscus, sweetened with honey, and lightly spiced with cinnamon. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The Blonde pours a mostly clear deep golden hue and is topped by an inch-thick cap of puffy, off-white foam that shows modest retention. The head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any lace or residue.

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Aroma

The aroma is honey sweet, somewhat floral with a scent of hibiscus and also somewhat spicy with a scent of cinnamon.

Flavor

The palate is led by the taste of lightly baked bread that transitions to mild bite of flowery hops, hibiscus, and tart fruit. A sweet note of honey of rounds out the tasting.

Label art for the Tropic Pressure by Big Storm Brewing Co.

Label art for the Tropic Pressure by Big Storm Brewing Co.

Mouthfeel

Its feel is relatively smooth with a soft draw and a rounded dry finish. This Blonde has a medium body and matching carbonation.

Overall

While not remarkable, this Blonde Ale’s appearance is within the expectations of the style. As is the aroma — which isn’t particularly strong — but it is pleasant. The soft feel is in line with expectations but the body seems a little heavier than preferred. The palate has a nice complexity but isn’t overdone. And it tastes pretty good, too. Overall, Tropic Pressure is a refreshing, easy drinker that offers a little more complexity than some Blonde Ales.

Recommended Pairings

Big Storm Brewing recommends the following food pairings with their Tropic Pressure: hog snapper, scallops, and key lime pie.

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