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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A traditional American Pale Ale featuring two row malts, Nugget, Pearle, and Cascade Hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: massive head resembles a freshly risen and baked loaf of homemade bread. Under this massive bready cover lies freshly picked oranges – brilliant yet translucent at the same time. Swirls with clumpy blotchy patches of bready fluff.
Nose: on the mild unassuming side. Deeper sniffing uncovers soft baked breads with a touch of sweetness, like Hawaiian rolls. Apricot and mandarin weave in and out. Orange cream in the back along with a touch of banana cream. Freshly squeezed generic tropical esters. Chewy.
Palate: bready and sweet. In a good way, I chew as much as I quaff my way through this dense pale ale. Flowers, crisp baled straw and dried grass in the back refreshes and makes way for more. Grapefruit and orange pith lead the finish. Fresh pulpy sweet mandarin, mango, guava, and papaya – flesh first then it’s all about the skin. Sweet bread laced with fresh orange essence holds everything together.
Final Thoughts: a beach, boat, river, hammock worthy Pale Ale. Located close to the beach, it’s no surprise that I have visions of my toes wriggling in warm sand soft as silk, a slight breeze keeping the temperature just right. A few years ago Florida was a beer wasteland, but no more thanks to such entrepreneurs as Cocoa Beach Brewing.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bkrzyzak (3) - momence, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012 does not count
Nice balance of hoppy and bitter for a pale ale. Would of liked a bit more hop to the front. The IPA was a good balanced beer as well.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2012
Very surprised by this one. Pours copper-ish with almost no head. Aroma is nuts, sweet malts. Taste has a mild hop bitterness and a strong malt backbone. Grapefruit comes through pretty strong. Quite refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (6962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with friends during my 2012 spring break in Siesta Key. Thin white head. Bubbles on side of glass. Half hazy orange/amber color. Some lace. Pretty malty... tastes either English-style, or not fresh (no date found on bottle). Light sweet taste. I feel like this would be much better on tap

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a clear golden color with a 2/3 finger thick off white head. Light spotty. Aroma is pretty sad. Hardly any scent of anything. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt and very light hops. Finish is uneventful. No obvious flaws, but needs more of everything. Worth a try. Thanks Jason.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3068) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours clear light copper color with off white head. Biscuit malt aroma with floral hops. Llightly sweet grainy flavor with moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5707) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Orlando, Fl - Whole Foods - 22 oz bomber. Pours a murky dark orange with a nice sticky white head that leaves a nice coat of lacing and sticks around a while. Aroma has a slight spruce bent to it - but otherwise is pretty neutral. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some light citrus notes, a bit of spiciness. Smooth drinking and a good companion to pizza. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bomber from Dchmela! Thanks man! This is a tasty beer! Nice hazy golden pour with one of the best fluffy heads that I have seen in a long time. Lots of crisp hoppy flavor and very refeshing! Clean palet and well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus & resin hops and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Orange pour with creamy off white head and lace. Bready aroma with resiny hops. (cascade I think). Resiny hops on the front with caramel malt and a decent resiny bitter finish a finishing perfuminess. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy.


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