Tiny Rebel Brew Co.
Imagine Tom Jones on a beach wearing a Hawaiian shirt, singing Club Tropicana by WHAM...Yeah that's this beer.
Hailing from Newport, Wales - Tiny Rebel Brew Co. have created this fruity little number that is jam packed with juicy tropical fruits. Clwb Tropicana is a 5.5% ABV tropical IPA that caught my attention as soon as I set eyes on it in a Westhill Service Station newsletter.
Here's what Tiny Rebel have to say about it:
"This grown up fruit salad is as colourful as the most hideous Hawaiian shirt you’ve ever seen. It’s super juicy and crammed full of fruity hop flavours that will have your mouth watering. Imagine sitting by the pool in the blazing sun with a cocktail in one hand, but instead of a dainty little glass it’s served by the pint!
Packed full of American hops, amplified by Peach, Passionfruit, Pineapple and Mango flavours!"
Sounds awesome right? Lets get into it...
Cracking the wonderfully designed can open, you are met with intense, juicy fruit flavours; pineapple & mango are at the forefront which are rounded off with a slight piney aroma. So far so good.
Clwb Tropicana pours a hazy golden orange, with a small foamy white head. With the first sip...BOOM you're back on the beach, sipping on a cocktail. This beer is seriously fruity! Pineapple, mango & peach gives this beer the taste of those old school fruit salad sweets. Then the hops kick in and round this beer off with some nice piney, bitter flavours. This is one beer I would like to be drinking on a hot day.
It's not quite Tropigamma...but hey, what is? Clwb Tropicana is a fantastic beer that leaves me wanting to try more from this exciting Welsh outfit.
4 out of 5 hops from me 🍻
An enthusiastic lover of all things craft beer from Aberdeen, Scotland.