For the inaugural post on this blog I’ll be reviewing the tropical IPA Clwb Tropica from Newport based brewery, Tiny Rebel.
The beer definitely lives up to its name right away with heavy mango notes on the nose. This continues onto the beer itself as while it doesn’t taste like mango it certainly has a very tropical medley flavour to it. Light and hoppy, it is a very easy drinker and at 5.5% ABV might require conscious effort to make sure your aren’t downing them too quickly.
While the can art wont factor into the score I give a beer I do think its important to mention as when you are inundated with 30 plus beers in the supermarket you are often choosing by the visual of the can or bottle. In Clwb Tropica’s case I think Tiny Rebel have created a bright and punchy design that tells you what you need to know right away.
The current weather may be swaying my score slightly as this is the ideal type of beer to have while basking in the sun. Regardless this is a really good quality IPA, refreshing and flavorful that can currently be picked up in Sainsbury’s.
- Hops: Citra, Cimcoe, Mosaic
- IBU: 40
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes
- Purchase Price: £2.00
- Purchase Location: Sainsbury’s