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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed and fermented in Puerto Rico, dry-hopped exclusively with Simcoe hops in the shipping container back to Tampa where it was canned at Cigar City Brewing. The voyage truly makes this a Caribbean-style India Pale Ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (433) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma is nice - mango, pineapple & something faintly spicy....tropical. Taste is predominantly bitter pine up front with pineapple & mango taking the back seat. The ride is long and bitter and the road is unending. Has nothing to do with the high seas, but there ya go.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Can from Proof Bottle Shop. I had this beer directly from the can while a t the pool earlier today. Aroma was sweeter than Jai Alai in the way of more mango and pineapple. Aroma was also a touch of pine and earthy grassiness. Taste was sweet tropical fruits, only slightly bitter hops, and lightly roasted malt. Well carbonated and good body to this beer. I should have bought the full 6 pack.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (650) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Poured a medium amber with slight foamy head. Smell of pine and coconut Flavor of pine, sticky hops, resin. Not getting the Caribbean feel but overall a decent ipa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2017) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
tap at the Jeffrey on opening party. pours copper orange with aromas of dank hops. Tastes of pine and grapefruit hops, along with some ginger, vanilla. woody, and some white pepper. slight rubbing alcohol on finish but quite delicious. what and afternoon then they gave me a crispy pig ear to snack on....bo ya pairs nicely

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
From a can. A ton of dankiness. Citrus too. Moderately sweet malt backbone. Not much bitterness. Hop flavor is slightly muted. Low carbonation. Not bad. ---Rated via intercellular device

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a translucent copper with a big beige head of foam. Great retention and lots of webby lacing. The aroma is big citrus, bread, pine, and caramel corn. The taste is a more fruity bitterness. Sweeter citrus fruits are dominant with a bitter, drying finish. Pretty enjoyable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Very dry IPA and the hops really come through. A very strong peach flavor, good but very one note. Lingers pleasantly. Not a high carbonated beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12oz can poured to shaker pint at The Hub, Tampa. Aroma is light soft citrus, peach forward. Appearance is standard gold with minimal (but acceptable) carb and head/legs. Flavor is pleasant easy going citrus, trademark Simcoe peach note comes to play and sticks around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
The aroma on this one is impressive - line fresh pine and grapefruit. It is incredibly hoppy with a palate-resetting bitterness. The dry finish is followed by a clean, malty and balanced aftertaste. This is made to be served fresh, as the Simcoe hop aroma is just insane.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1398) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Canned October 1, 2013.
Appearance: The body has great clarity with an amber hue, the head is tall, fluffy and persistent, settling in an uneven light tan coating.
Aroma: The most prominent aroma I get is caramel malt and a malty sweetness. I smell very little hop presence, hints of candied citrus. This smells like a malty amber ale right now.
Taste: The flavor is very light, leaning malty with caramel and a complex malt presence, but the flavor is mild on the hops. Candied oranges, hints of overripe mango, and a floral touch are present, but this is coming off cloying.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: I do not like this. I don’t know if my tastebuds are off right now or if I just don’t like this beer but it comes off far too sweet with too much specialty malt. I wouldn’t buy this again.


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