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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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The Tocobaga lived off the bounty of Tampa Bay hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500ís. They were potters, tool makers and the only Florida natives to grow maize. The large platform mounds they built are still with us today, with one of the largest found near Old Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor, Florida. Climb to the top, and with a little imagination, you can see Tampa Bay as they did. Graphic design by Eric Swanson. Recipe by Tim Ogden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
12 oz bottle gifted by Kan. Thanks! 74th Cigar City Rating. Pours a rich toasty amber copper hue. A good hazy quality, with some glowing sunset edges. A frothy thicker offwhite head sits atop, stays as a decent layer and laces ok overall. Aromas are toasty and toffee, biscuits and sweetness mix with dry floral and earthy hops. Gentle wisps of citrus mix into the fold. Biscuits, bread, and toast. Simple Red with a decent hopping on the nose. Initial is medium bodied with a pretty potent hop front. Dry florals and grass, a good dose of dry grapefruit, gentle pine hit the palate up front. Middle stays dry and earthy, biscuits and touches of toast mix into the fold, a thorough dose of crystal malts. Not as sweet as anticipated, offering a healthy dryness, hopping, and toast. Finish is earthy, some nuttiness, floral and grassy hops, gentle resinous pine. Simple, dry overall. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with some bitterness. Overall a good beer with a good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2201) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
On tap at brewery. This was delicious. Pours nice reddish brown with huge nose of tropical fruit. Tastes all hopped up and great. Tons of grapefruit and melon. Some piney bitterness and light maple syrup. Loved it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle. Bomber. Pours cloudy red with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel. Nice red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pours light amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is hoppy, malty with some earthy notes. Flavor is citrus, hops, earthy and caramel. Has a nice dry finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Still canít believe this was 7.4%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12oz bottle, gifted from Kan! Thanks. Pours a dark dense red with an off white head. Aroma has lots of tropical fruit with a sharp sweet cotton candy and toffee malt character, some piney and grapefruit hop notes in the background. Flavors are a bit astringent in their bitterness and use of crystal malts, big pine, citrus, and melon hop notes that move towards an earthy quality as they attempt to dry out the finish. Long bitterness throughout, and a healthy malt sweetness. Body is syrupy at times. Itís not a bad beer as the hopping is nicely excessive but the use o crystal is just not my thing. This really reminds me of a smaller Bigfoot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2963) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2011
pours a nice brown color is a slight bit of amber. really hoppy and not too malty. rough mouth-feel with a strong bite at the end. creamy color head . lots of emphasis on the hop front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2011
750 ml bottle from tricyclist- thanks again, Matthew! Pours a semi-cloudy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of amber malts, earthy hops, toasted sugar, and some leafy, earthy notes. Sweetens as it warms. The flavor isnít as sweet, with some subtle earthy bitterness- amber malts, earthy hops, dry grains, leaves, and caramel. Light-bodied, with a dry, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. We couldnít believe this was 7.2% ABV. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2011
750 ml. Bottle pour. Dark color with red hues. Nice white head. Hoppy grapefruit on the nose. Hoppy with nice smooth bitterness. Nice red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 22oz. Bottle (at 7.2%ABV per the Bottle): Got in trade from biggsbowler; THANKS Randall! Aroma of malt, light hops, light caramel, and a hint of Earth. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, leaves, hops, Earth, slight tea, and citrus. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, citrus finish. 7.2% is completely hidden throughout.

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