otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bkrzyzak (3) - momence, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
smith4498 (3215) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
PorterPounder (5972) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Tmoney99 (11623) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.