tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Via trade with Dchmela, a bonus extra local beer! The aroma is citrus, bread, caramel. The appearance is translucent amber, white head. The flavor is citrus, vegetable, caramel, metal. The finish is resin and metal. Medium in body. Not bad, not great.
unclemike (2067) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a creamy white head. Nose is of citric, lime hops and some toasted malts. Slightly drying, toasted malts medium-to-low bitterness, round mouthfeel. A bit of lemon fruitiness in the flavor as well. Drinkable slightly off-the-wall APA.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy dark orange color bit the brewer said it is usually clear and a bit lighter. Aroma is light, caramel malt and light hops. Flavor is smooth sweet and hop balanced, crisp finish.
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.
jbruner (1696) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with thin cap of lacy white head. Aroma is pale malt, fresh bready grain, and slight citrus hops. Taste is pretty much all the bready grain, with a hint of bitter. Nice when it’s fresh.
changeup45 (1668) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I saw a few of these in the store the other day and immediately thought, support the locals! This pours a dirty gold color with a nice frothy white head that leaves ample lacing. The aroma is of caramel, bread, cereal grain, and light floral notes. This goes down nicely with sweet caramel, mineral, grass, and citrus flavors. Slightly dry and hoppy finish. There’s a little bit of bitterness here but not a ton. Medium-bodied and a bit toasty. This is solid stuff. I look forward to trying others from this brewery.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad brew at all. Nose is sweet citrus fruits (orange) and light caramel malt. Not much else going on there. Average. Very sweet nose though. Pour is nice with a golden/bronze color and a big foamy head and solid lacing. Taste is grassy hops with some grapefruit and pine tree on the finish. Malt and sweetness hit you upfront with some lingering straw notes. Pretty nice actually.
fluffy (1051) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
a surprisingly decent pale ale, better than i thought it was going to be, given that i got it at a Trader Joe’s.
juiceisloose (1050) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly fresh bomber. This pours a slightly hazy, dark golden amber color and topped by a thick head of off white foam that slowly recedes and coats the glass with lacing nicely. The aroma is based mostly in toasted, dry cereal grains and bready malts with hints of citrus and a touch of clean, grassy hops. The flavor follows suit and come across mostly dry and well balanced. The dry toasted cereal and bread malts form the base while some lightly peppery, grassy hops add some bitterness for balance. Hint of citrus fruit come through and add a touch of sweetness while lending to the bitterness from the hops. Medium bodied and easy drinking with moderate carbonation and just really well balanced. This is a nice pale ale that is pretty straight forward, but balanced and enjoyable either way.
satan165 (1014) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy yellow body, served a touch warm to my great pleasure on draught at the brewpub. aroma is of subtle fruit esters that grow stronger throughout the pint: lime/lemon and general ’five alive’ notes. flavor is of cascade esters indlucing some odd weizen like characteristcs of peppery banana.
enjoyed another sample of two failed pours (due to keg, not the barkeep) that had sat out for nearly two hours. to this i added 7-8 crystal hop pellets. before long it became ’hop soup’ and undrinkable, but before it did the already present citrus notes became stronger but still fleeting in their subtle way, with an almost british classiness.