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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Light and refreshing, yet busting with flavor. We add Florida Tupelo honey to a traditional cream ale, and just a touch of hops, to update this American classic. This is what a light beer should bee! Tupelo honey is produced from the tupelo gum tree which grows profusely along the Chipola and Apalachicola rivers of northwest Florida. Here in the river swamps, bees are placed on elevated platforms along the river’s edge or on floating barges; the bees fan out through the surrounding Tupelo-blossom-laden swamps during April and May and return with their precious treasure. This river valley is the only place in the world where Tupelo Honey is produced commercially. Tupelo Honey is considered to be the finest quality honey in the world and is the only variety certified for varietal purity. It costs a bit more, but we think you will find that it produces a crisp light beer that rivals the finest lagers in the world. Ingredients: American barley malts and corn Florida Tupelo Honey New Zealand organic Hallertau hops Production Targets: Original Gravity: 14 Brix IBUs: 17.9 Alcohol By Volume: 5.9%


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Tap. Light wheat-like cereal for the malt, herbs and soap for the hops and yeast, with maybe a hint of honey. Head is average size, fizzy, white with some slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is crystal clear pale yellow. Flavor starts faintly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively to fizzy carbonation and finishes very dry. An interesting Cream Ale, but not a whole lot to it.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
growler. pours a pale straw yellow with a 2+ finger white head. sweet nose with honey, bread notes, green apples and at times light vomit - not sure what is causing that. med soft creamy body with apples, citrus notes, bread, honey and smooth malts. lasting finish with sweet fruit notes, honey and grains. very drinkable on a hot day, but I’d rather have an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1887) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft. Lightly spicey nose. Some bready notes. Pours a fairly clear light yellow with a medium sized white head, packed with tiny bubbles. Taste is quenching with a note of honey and citrus. Like light oranges. Very quenching after a long day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Appearance: sun-soaked straw under a fluffy white head with an intriguingly almost light grassy green hue along the edges. A few random bubbles trickle to the top only to meet a solid layer of white resistance.
Nose: crisp blanched bushels of straw with fresh green grass blades. Creamy sweetness along the edges. Lemon cakes with sugar crusts. Sweet grains, sweet rolls, and a touch of raw grains. Key lime zest. Bright cereal grains.
Palate: key lime rind along the edge and in the finish. Medium-light weight. Sweet honey-coated toasted cereal grains. Key lime and lemon in the middle with a light, uplifting dry finish. Honey is a subtle touch, kissing the grains and gently infusing freshly baked breads with its essence. Sugared lemon candies up front along with lemon cake with a thin sugar glaze coating. Playful. Rind slowly grows in the back swallow.
Final Thoughts: a very tasteful take on the cream ale from yet another Florida brewery making itself known in the seemingly always behind everything sunshine state. Good stuff; perfect for a day on the beach or out on the ocean relaxing with nary a care in the world.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Draft. Surprised I haven’t rated this yet. Aroma is sourdough bread, light grassy/floral hops, honey. Flavor is light sweetness and bitterness with a good bit of lemon, biscuit, and honey in the finish. Palate is clean, medium carbonation, light body. An excellent session ale with a nice twist.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Very clear color, lacing white head. Aroma of creamed corn. Flavor is more corn and some raspberry. Very creamy Mouthfeel, ends with a little cardboard.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2014
On tap pours clear straw yellow, translucent, small white head. Some grains and mild citrus nose. Taste is just 100% light malt. Super light body. Could slam this back all day nary break a sweat in this Floriduh heat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pours nearly transparent. Amazing color to this thing. Unreal clear. Nose is corny, bread. Flavor is crisp, clean malts with subtle hints of hops and corn. Ridiculous good cream ale. Can drink this all day.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
nice and smooth, refreshing and mild. a little bit of honey and lager-y graininess and some background citrus notes. was ok, nothing spectacular.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Draft at St Mikes. Very clear pale straw with a white head. Citrus and strong grainy aspects with bubblegum and corn. Astringent bubblegum and corn, honey flavor with a awkward slightly bitter finish. Eh.


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