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.
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.
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.
The aroma is honey sweet, somewhat floral with a scent of hibiscus and also somewhat spicy with a scent of cinnamon.
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.
Its feel is relatively smooth with a soft draw and a rounded dry finish. This Blonde has a medium body and matching carbonation.
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.
Big Storm Brewing recommends the following food pairings with their Tropic Pressure: hog snapper, scallops, and key lime pie.