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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tree777 (16) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Excellent one from cigar city...smooth taste and well balanced. One of the top ambers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2015
May 1, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, Blue session.
Cloudy brown with a smal frothy off-white head. Aroma is toffee, dark fruits, grapefruit, peach, hay,pine and grass. Taste is light to medium sweet, piney and grassy bitterness. Finish is sweet malty and fruity with toffee, peach, some grapefruit, grassy and piney bitterness, Medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2156) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
12oz can from De Bierkoning @ home, canned 1 October, enjoyed 11 November. Dark red/brown color, with yeast particles floating around. Light beige head with short retention. Aroma’s: hops, pine, resin, citrussy sourness. Retronasal: citrus sour, caramel, dark malts, resin, wet hops or tea leaves. Flavor is light to moderate sweet, with hints of fruity sourness, hardly any bitterness. Medium bodied. Long finish full of hop character, but only lightly bitter, herbal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1704) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
12 oz. can, consumed on 10-30-15. Pours a medium to dark brown with a moderate amount of beige head. Quite hazy and with much suspended particulate. Produces pretty good lacing. Not particularly red or even amber in color. Looks good. Very good, dry, piney, hoppy yet malty, red IPA-like aroma. Very substantial taste. Flavors of rye bread and citric, piney hops. Quinine, grapefruit, and bran muffin flavors as well. Soft in the palate. Some liveliness. Medium body. Unremarkable palate effects. My kind of beer! Not spectacular, but quite enjoyable. Should be classified as an American Strong Ale, not an Amber Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Can. A- Caramel, biscuits, plums, subtle smoke. A- Brown color, hazy liquid, off white head. T- Caramel, bready, malty, spices, pine, slight bitterness. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, O- As far as Amber Ales go, I suppose this is about as good as it gets. CC does it well and it’s full of complexities. Things do start to go downhill as it warms but it’s still tasty. And such a high abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2576) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Can from Total Wine, North Miami, Florida, USA. A hazy dark amber coloured pour with a healthy off white head on top. Hoppy, fruity, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, fruity, malty, caramel. Very nice amber ale from Cigar City.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1004) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Can. Hazy, murky, brown with a red tinge. Small beige head that lasts in a ring and laces some. Aromas of pink grapefruit, tangerine, pine resin, light biscuit, and toasted malt. Flavor is pink grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, pine, biscuit and toasted malt. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end. Fruit and bitterness linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of grass, hops, fruit, bread, malt and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (285) - - SEP 11, 2015
12oz can. Canned 8/24/15 (17days old). Appearance: Deep red mahogany, slight haze, thick khaki foam cap. Aroma: Caramel malt undertone, with dominant, strong hop aromas of floral, tropical fruit, and resin. Taste: Rich caramel maltiness with a touch of dark roasted malt, quickly turning to a strong but balanced hop bitterness with tropical fruit and resin. Roast comes thru on the swallow. Mouthfeel: Medium creaminess with moderate carbonation. Finish: Resinous bitterness lingers, along with some light roast. Overall: Top notch American Amber. Malt complexity ramped up with the addition of roasted malt makes this much more enjoyable than a traditional Amber. Strong hop aromas and flavors are well balanced against the malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Can picked up at Eebria , consumed at End of the Road Festival, Dorset, Friday 4th September 2015. Dark amber with a large frothy light beige head, a tad cloudy. Malt driven but with a steady stream of hops. Quite robust this goes well with M&S Coconut and Chilli Cashews. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov12 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlandersNed (369) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2015
12oz can - a repeat for me but first time out of a can. Cloudy ruddy red/brown hue. Smelled & tasted of fruity hops, tobacco, cedar & brown malt. A robust red. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

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