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RATINGS: 398   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 1500’s. 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2112) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Aroma: Bready Malts, Caramel, Mildly Spicy Appearance: Dark Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Caramel, Bready Malts, Mild Dark Fruit, Mildly Spicy Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Can. Pours clear red with a bit of white foam. Aroma is granny smith apple, cherry, dark fruits. Taste is spicy red - some alcohol astringency, orange and pine notes, ruby red grapefruit, big malt punch in the background. A well made amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4211) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Draft - caramel and sweet earthy hops. Cloudy copper with a brown head. Cedar, spice and a caramel sweetness, balanced be a nice hoppy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
0.355l bottle. Looks really nice in the glass with a thick big extremely lacing almost fluffy off-white head on top of a amber brown cloudy body. Not much to say on the looks really. Its really sweet fruity on the nose with a ton of ripe sweet fruits. Thick juicy peaches, some fermented mango, piney hops and a thick malty base. Smells really inviting I have to admit. Doesn’t taste bad either. It is perhaps on the sweet side at first, but the piney really branch bitter find is equalizes it nicely. I get again lots of ripe old fruits in the taste. It has a really strong and powerful malty base providing it a near fudge like caramel sweetness. Pine cones and a little yeast finishes this one of nicely. Almost a nutty like yeastiness in the finish. Yeah, I quite enjoyed this one. 07.10.2013

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricoslim (116) - - APR 16, 2014
Drank straight from can. Not usually a fan of red ales but this is one of my favorites from CCB, Aroma is nice with citrus standing out. Hops are well balanced in this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Can enjoyed at Ranch-a-Thon XIV. Aroma is fruity and has a nice tropical thing going on with a slight hop profile for a red/amber. Taste is totally unexpected tropical fruit forward, more hop forward beer. Slight lemon but the hops are not bitter at all. Mango really comes out as does some papaya. The only thing that speaks to an amber is the initial taste which quickly dissipates to a great tropical beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
Hoppy on the nose, especially for a red ale. Nice color, reddish brown, fairly clear. Up front I get some grapefruit, a little caramel as well, and on the finish, dry hops, a little citrus and just a him of pine. Overall, very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Matt, and Jacob. Pours mustard brown no head. Aroma is big, nice caramel, barleywine. Mild earthy hops, raison. Taste is caramel, earthy hops, nice, very drinkable. Would bank again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3sheets2wind (77) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Outstanding red ale. Smell the malt, not the hops. Looks very pretty. Sticky lacing, pillowy pour. This had a lot of subtle fruit in the nose, pear maybe. A bit of Roman meal bread too. This is well hopped, but thankfully this is not a red IPA. The maltiness develops, not overpowered by a hops crush. The ABV is well hidden. My favorite red ale, ever.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcvonrosen (14) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours a beautiful red, nice head, good lacing. Probably one of the best reds I’ve had. Medium hoppiness complements the slight sweetness. An all-around decent beer.


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