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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This India Pale Ale packs a larger punch than the Palmbender, but it’s well-balanced characteristics make it an easy drinking IPA. Brewed with 2-row American pale ale malts and dry hopped with whole cone cascades, this cloud rolls in with a 6.9% ABV and intense citrusy hop aroma that will satisfy the hophead in us all. The addition of local honey at the end of the brewing process lends a subtle sweetness for a clean finish.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3508) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
On draft at Big Storm, poured an amber color, aromas of sweet honey, some pine and feint citrus. Flavors are the same, with some caramel, interesting IPA overall.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Draft at Big Storm. Pours a clear copper, amber color with a foamy off-white head. Fair bit of sudsy webbed lacing along the side of the glass. Aroma has noticeable honey sweetness to pair with the hops. Flavor has a good hop presence, but the honey really cuts the bitterness in the finish compared to most American IPAs. Tasty, interesting take on an IPA. Hopheads expecting a hop bomb may be disappointed, but this is a very nice, well-balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2014
On tap, ABC Liquors, Betton Hills, Tallahassee - growler. Big Fuggles/Golding-type aroma with lots of malt. Very fresh hops in the aroma. Hazy, auburn/tea-colored brew, thin filmy eggshell head. Clean, tannic, English-style IPA - robust hopping but not too acidic, vegetal or bitter. Big Storm seems to have played their hard Florida water well by making a southern England IPA. Medium body, hops take on a bit more of a western caste towards the end with a bit of grapefruit pith astringency. Right in my wheelhouse.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
doppelthat (47) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Unfortunately this is one of the better beers from Big Storm. This pours a hazy gold with a white bubbly head that dies quickly. The taste is somewhat bitter with hardly any lingering citrus bite. This is a light bodied IPA that just doesn’t work. What is the point of this beer when there are so many other IPAs that have such a better flavor, and more bitterness while still being just as drinkable? I get it Big Storm, you are going for the local crowd and jumped on the craft brewery scene in Tampa when it started to explode in Tampa. Your beers are just not good though. I doubt anyone will really remember this beer when thinking of good, quality crafted IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (657) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Large sample pour of deep honey amber, off white head. Nose is biscuited malt and mild hop, citrus but nothing crazy. Flavor is mild malt and medium hop, zested orange and lemon, mild. Not a bad one. Drinking easy.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (1852) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours an amber orange with a thick white head. Aroma of pine, pine and more pine. Taste is bitter pine that overpowers anything else. Very light in body, almost watery. Not my favorite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Draught at the brewpub on January 23, 2014.
Hazy deep golden color, fluffy white head. Fruity, hoppy, caramel taste. Dry, bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Dry, long, bitter finish. Sweet, hoppy scent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rbrazell (1568) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft at Big Storm. Amber color pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma of young caramel maltiness and faint piney hops. Flavor is mostly caramel malt driven with bitter hops on the back end. Tastes like somebody first home brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
@FBG Fest-on tap-offwhite-gold/amber. A-pine, lt/med malt. T-pine hops, lt/med malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tampa, Fl - on tap at Tampa Bay Brewing Company. Medium copper pour, slight white head. Spruce and floral aroma. Decent citrus bitterness, some pleasant maple syrup malty undertones. Thick enough mouthfeel.


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