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Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Amber Ale
Mexicali, Mexico

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cucapa Honey is an Ale type beer made with a honey infusion that combines the bitterness of hops with the sweet taste of honey. Throughout its brewing process we use select ingredients and apply international standards that guarantee the highest quality beer production.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
22-Oct-09 (12-oz bottle: Sample bottle from the brewery sales rep) This beer is quite a bit more malty than one might expect from a honey beer. It’s bready, toasty and very dry, but also woody and cardboardy, suggesting that this beer might not be all that fresh, but it’s a bottle the sales rep gave me less than a month ago. Some light hop flavor offers a touch of grassiness and mild bitterness, but honey doesn’t seem to participate much here though. On the palate, it’s medium bodied and gently carbonated, but by lacking a refreshing quality, the beer sits a bit stale on the palate. Aromas of grass, bread, wood and paper aren’t enticing either. The beer pours hazy orange in color, but the off-white head fails to build to more than a quarter-inch in height before dissipating rapidly, leaving no lace on the glass. Not the typical honey beer, which frankly could very well be a good thing, but unfortunately, the flavors of wood and cardboard drag this beer down.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright copper color with a large soapy beige head that produced good lacing. The aroma was tart and tangy with touches of honey and lemon and an underlying vinegar element. The flavor was tart and tangy with moderate notes of wood, tobacco, vinegar and smoke. The finish was long, tart, citric and rather vinegary. Medium body. Not good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
This pours a slightly hazed honey golden w/ a small foamy head. It sounds good on paper but doesn’t seem that appealing in person. Nose is mild and hoppy, citrus mostly and some pine and florals. Strong earthy bitterness dominates the taste. Dry but w/ a simple sweet malt presence. Not a bad APA but a bit one dimensional and too strongly balanced toward bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Hazy amber orange with a thin white head. Aroma of grains, honey and malt. Taste of grains, light honey and malt with an astringent and metallic finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Pours amber with thing white head and moderate lacing. Notes of caramel and cut grass. Taste is balanced with a short bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (6589) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Pours hazy golden with a decent off-white head and a nondescript aroma. There is a sustantial caramel malt flavor with a hint of honey and dry bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Sampled in a 12oz bottle. Pours a deep golden brown. Has a decent head on it with big malty honey aroma coming out of it. Definitely the best brew from Mexico I have ever had. Great brew for what I was expecting

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
12 oz bottle. Mild funk with a fruitiness on the nose with traces of a metallic aroma. Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Caramel with honey and a tartness with hints of smoke. The flavors are all over the place. Not for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBeer45 (1259) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2010
This beer has a clear medium gold pour with some faint red hues, gave a quick white bubbled head that lowers to a broken cover and ring, there was some nice lively effervescence, bubbles were flowing from the center and other areas in the glass, I found there was a minute bit of light brown sediment in the last few drops of beer out of the bottle and I saw some sediment in the little puddle of beer on the bottom of the bottle, there were mild aromas of malt and bread with a mild honey and bread sweetness, the nose on this beer is hardly there, faint herbal-grassy hops, mild dry malt flavor with faint bread, a little citrus, there is a hint of sweetness with each sip but a citrus sourness comes in to wipe away what little sweetness there was, this drink was dry on the palate, not much flavor here, thin mouth feel and sort of dry on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Cinco de Mayo 2010 (the one day of the year I drink Mexican beer!). Pours nice foamy head, somewhat creamy looking. Lots of carbonation coating the sides of the glass. Very visible . Reminds me of alka seltzer. Orangy-red in color. Clear body. Aroma is sweet, kind of like, well....honey with some ginger in there too. Flavor definitely different that a typical Mexican beer you might get at the ballpark. Good hop backbone. Can certainly pick up the honey that’s been used. Fuller body than the typical lagers. Will definitely keep this brewery in mind when looking at Mexican beers in the future!


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