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RATINGS: 392   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Another good beer from Cigar. Nice caramel notes, spice, vanilla....with notes of orange, pineapple....good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Appearance: browns of the forest and the colors of long fallen leaves. Off-white head leaves lace around a thin film.
Nose: green hops – pine trees and pine needs with the essence of forest. Crunchy underneath – crisp twigs and pine cones. Nondescript spices, thin apple crisps, and the musk of older forgotten times. Fir and pine meets sweet crunchies.
Palate: clean. Crunchy caramelized sweetness underneath while atop twigs, pine needles, fir trees, fall leaves mingle together. Apple skins in the back with more twigs and whole cinnamon sticks. Whole hop cones – sticky and parching. More hop cones and pine in the breath. Nicely attenuated.
Final Thoughts: I drank a lot of this beer when it was on draft at Hurricanes. A lot. So much so I forgot about these tasting notes and so here we are, months later, and it remembers as good as it tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle split with Pat and Vin. Pours a deep, hazy red body with nice lacing. Aroma is fresh pine and floral hop. Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated with nice notes of floral hop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
750ml. pours a deep red with a 2 finger off white creamy head - settles down to a thin lacing. big citrus hop nose with a great caramel malt balance with a bit of spice and vanilla... almost perfect nose - so well balanced. medium body - very smooth and creamy throughout with notes of pineapple, orange, light cranberry, raisin, caramel and red grapes. dry and bitter finish with lingering sweet malts and dark fruits. excellent amber / red ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours out an attractive moderate amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of some light caramel, some citrus hops, sweet pineapple and some light biscuit. Taste is complex with a lot going on, notes of resiny tropical fruit hops, some citrus, caramel, light bread, pineapple and a touch of alcohol on the slightly dry finish. Crazy complexity with a perfect blend of flavors. This one was a standout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Picked this bottle up at Connecticut Ave in DC. So happy that this is finally out in bottles, as I’ve been looking for it ever since it was first released. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pours a dark blood-amber color with a two-finger off-white head and quite a bit of sticky lacing on the way down. Thin cap throughout. The nose carries a really nice burst of fresh citrus and pine with slight tropical notes. Underneath that is a bit of caramelized sugar and bready sweetness. Really quite nice and nails the description for a hoppy amber. The flavor falls back a bit from there, as the hop flavor isn’t as prevalent as the nose would lead you to believe. However, there are certainly still plenty of hops. Nice brown sugar and caramel sweetness plus backing malt. Medium body that is fairly chewy and has a bitter finish that is slightly dry. Good carbonation. Really, really solid effort all around. Well worth the wait. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1348) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky golden amber with a frothy, fine bubbled off white head that does retain well in this glass. Light, spotty lacing in this glass. The nose is caramel, pine, and cream from the head. The flavor profile is sweet, creamy, and bitter. Caramel, Pine, grapefruit, toast; This is a great red, and another good brew from CC

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Big Bottle from Secret Santa. Pours clear dark copper color with khaki head. Big piney aroma with some caramel. Moderately sweet caramel flavor with lots of pine. Medium body with average carbonation. The finish was pretty dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Another winner from CCB, i really enjoyed this .. . Pours out a deep ruby sunset, great foam .. . sweet maple, caramel and citrus - wonderfully balanced and abv well masked.. . does anyone know how to take penalties .. . This was a good beer and dangerously drinkable .. . Save me, Jeebus!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1620) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Pours a beautiful clear amber red with a white head. Nose is pungent citrusy floral hops with sweet malts backing it up. Flavor is very hop forward with nice amounts of caramel malts taking on in the finish.

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