Spiked Tropic Storm: Not for me

Steel Reserve's 6th addition, Spiked Tropic Storm, to its Alloy series is a no-go for me. 

In the past, I reviewed other flavored malt liquors in the Natty Rush series like Blue Razz and Watermelon Smash. In truth, I enjoy flavored malt liquors and for the most part, all of the Alloy series from Steel Reserve. Spiked Watermelon may be my favorite next to Hard Pineapple.

If you are not familiar with the Alloy Series, I suggest you start with my two favorites mentioned above. Inexpensive, good-tasting, and ABV of 8%. According to Nielsen convenience data in 2018, "this year has been the most productive brand in the higher-ABV FMB space, outperforming Mike's Harder, Lime-A-Ritas and Four Loko."

However, Spiked Tropic Storm was a huge disappointment when compared to the previous flavors released. Tropic Storm is marketed as some sort of tropical mix - that actually tastes like nothing but alcohol. I wasn't feeling this one. I doubt it was a bad batch. There was a hint of some flavor I couldn't put a name to. The overbearing alcohol taste was all that stuck out.

As expected with any flavored malt, the color of the can will determine the color of the beer and Spiked Tropic Storm has a green Mountain Dew hue. If you know me, I love Mountain Dew and that is the only like I have for this beer.

What is difficult for me to believe is how on the MillerCoors blog it's claimed, "When consumers tried it, for many of them their first questions were "Can I get some more? Where can I get this?" by Josh Mcdonald, the lead behind the brand's flavor development.


If it were said about any other flavor I could believe that claim. Unfortunately, I am going to have to say don't bother with this one. Instead, you have 5 other flavors to enjoy. As you should.

Wasn't enjoying too much.


Enjoy your drinks and game on.



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