Tropical Heatwave Wheat Ale is an American Wheat Ale, generously hopped with Kohatu hops from New Zealand. The Kohatu hops provide a very tropical flavor that fit perfectly with this summer ale.
Style: Wheat Ale
Brewer: Cigar City Brewery
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- United States - Tampa, Florida
- Cigar City Brewing was established in 2008 by Tampa native, Joey Redner, Jr. In early 2008, Redner met Wayne Wambles, accomplished professional brewer, and hired him as head brewmaster. Wayne relocated in March of 2008 to begin the process of learning the local culture, applying that culture to CCB's beers, and opening this new microbrewery in Tampa, Florida.
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Style: American Wheat
- American Wheat Beers are cousins to the German Wheat styles and often have similar recipes, but they can also contain much more hop bitterness while containing much less yeast induced fruitiness and spicy-ness. Many variations of the American Wheat style exist and like the German Roggenbier, American Wheat Beers can also be brewed with rye.
Many American brewers refer to their American Wheat Beers as Hefeweizens, but there is a very distinct difference between the German and American wheat beer styles and most American beers labeled as such do not fit into the German Wheat category. American Wheat beers are generally much light on the fruit and spice flavor components that are found in traditional German wheat beers and become more of a showcase for malt flavors.
Some American Wheat beers are sweet and very easy drinking, but many display a strong wheat character in their flavor. Additionally, some American Wheat beers can be very aggressively hopped.
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