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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3891) - 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 (3036) - 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 (7208) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Solid hopped up red ale. rich, robust, and tasty. This is what a big, bold red ale should be. A little thick, and over hopped for the true style, but this is an Arrogant Bastard slayer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 oz sampler / pour at Cigar City tasting room....did two of these....the initial taste grabbed me despite all of the other wonderful CC beers I sampled....great hop forward initial taste along with a smoothing taste I canít describe...this is one FINE beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - NOV 14, 2011
The hazy reddish orange brew sits nicely in my Cigar City snifter with a nice sized white head on top. It slowly disappears into the liquid and leaves a slight bit of lacing around the glass. The nose bursts with citrus like hops. A lot of grapefruit and orange in there. Quite a moderate amount of malts in the nose as well. Not much different in the taste. The hops come at you first. They are slightly earthy along with the citrus notes. Iíd say there is even some tropical fruit tastes in there as well. This has become common in their hoppy beers. A caramel malt backing is present and gives some balance to things. But the hops are first and foremost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14339) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle @ Early Winter Tasting, Odense, 2011. Pours ruby copper with a creamy head and lacings. Peach and grapefruit. Sweet caramel. Sticky. Really dry and hoppy end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Hazy red amber with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and juicy citrus hop aroma. Sweetish caramel and biscuit flavour with citrus hops and a good bitterness

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