In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Funkwerks, Inc. Tropic King

Aroma: “Fruity esters are more prominent, with slight phenolic spice, but overall relatively restrained for the style. Balance of white pepper phenols and orange. A bit of floral and bready malt. Tangerines and oranges. Floral and fruity.”

Flavor: “As in the aroma, the fruity esters are dominant, primarily apple, apple cider, and pear. Tangerines, oranges, plums, dates. Some light floral and herbal notes. A touch of spice at the back end. Sweetness slowly fades and it finishes moderately dry with slight alcohol warmth.”

Overall: “Some fun fruity esters, but overall a bit less attenuated than I would like. Esters and phenols are fairly balanced with an orange and white-pepper character. A bit of alcohol warmth in the finish lets you know the strength without being overwhelming. Nice carbonation helps it finish well.”