Alligator Brewing Company (aka: Tall Paul Brew House) Reviews




fluffy
3.1
Alligator Gose the Traveler
had this at the brewers ball in tampa this year. love this, one of the better goses ive had.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

fluffy
3.1
Alligator Haute Mess Floridaweiss
had this at the brewers ball in tampa. very well done above average Berliner. would love to try again.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

brokensail
3.4
Alligator Knucklehead ESB
On tap @ Tall Paulís. Amber in color with a thin layer of khaki foam. Pretty decent bread and toasted malts on the nose. Same sort of sweet and substantial malt profile on the tongue. Definitely more bitter than Iíd expectÖ Itís also not really the kind of hop profile you would think of for a British style of beer, but itís fine.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

brokensail
2.8
Alligator Tailgator Pale
On tap @ Tall Paulís. Almost amber in color with a finger of white foam and a fair amount of haze. Some sweet melon and orange hop character, but a sort of husky and apple peel bitterness to the finish. Sweet bread, toast, and caramel malts as well. Not a big fan of this one as it is sort of on the harsh and astringent side.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

brokensail
3.4
Alligator White Widow Witbier
On tap @ Tall Paulís. Hazed light orange in color with white foam. NIce enough wheat bread and crackers. Slight lemon peel and orange. A little bit on the tangy side, which I guess I could do without, but itís fine. Subtle white pepper and coriander spice. Sort of seltzery on the tongue. Itís fine, like most of the stuff I tried.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

brokensail
3.3
Alligator Haute Mess Floridaweiss
On tap @ Tall Paulís. Reddish-pink colored beer with a small, light pink head. Aromas of lemon, tea, and tangy berry. Definitely some pomegranate character. Quite acidic and sour--lots of green grape, yogurt, and lemon juice. A hint of grass, slight cracker malt, and mild wheat bread flavor and sweetness.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

brokensail
3.2
Alligator Devilís Millhopper
On tap @ Tall Paulís. Murky orange/amber colored beer with a tall khaki head. Bitter woody and grassy hops dominate. A fair bit of sweet caramel and toasty malt. It does have at least some citrus hop flavor and character. Thereís a hint of green apple at first, but it did clear up after the first couple sips. Kind of on the edge of what I normally donít/do like, but it works alright I guess.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

drowland
3.7
Alligator Habanero Smoked Ale
4/25/15. On tap at Tall Paulís. One of the better beers of this particular visit. Golden pour with a nice khaki head, good lacing. Nice aroma, light chipotle pepper, spice, malty, honey. Good flavor, hear and smoke there, but not overwhelming at all (for me at least), mixes well with maltiness and a honey aspect. Tasty.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

drowland
2.2
Alligator Chaos (403) Smoked Porter
4/25/15. On tap at Tall Paulís. Almost black pour with a small tan head, great lacing. Looks good, but thatís where it ends. I was pleasantly surprised by this little brewery but this one was bad. The aroma was peat, Scotch, burnt plastic, and band-aids - definitely the wrong kind of smoke. Smoked meat in the flavor, campfire, Scotch, burnt plastic. Not good.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

drowland
2.9
Alligator Squirrel Wrangler Nut Brown Ale
4/25/15. On tap at Tall Paulís. Brown pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Earthy aroma, lightly nutty, a touch too fruity, just a little off in general. Okay flavor, lightly nutty, fruity, earthy, soil, wet Cheerios. Meh.
Thursday, May 28, 2015

drowland
3.7
Alligator Pleasant Street Pale Ale
4/25/15. On tap at the brewpub/bar/whatever it is. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Nice aroma, was surprised by this brewery in general - loads of citrus, some tropical, dank, not too much sweet malts mucking it up. Good flavor, mild bitterness, citrus, light caramel and crackers. Tasty.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

drowland
3.6
Alligator Katzenjammer
4/25/15. On tap at Tall Paulís. Lightly pink yellow pour with a small off-white head. Somewhat light/plain aroma, mildly tart and fruity. Better flavor, good tartness, hints of fruitiness, pink Starburst. Tasty!
Saturday, May 23, 2015

markwise
3.6
Alligator Katzenjammer
On draft at FBG Fest 2015. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is some nice wheaty citrus, some bread, and some tartness. Flavor is similar with bread, citrus, and tartness. Light in body and a nice berliner overall.
Friday, April 03, 2015

chinchill
3.3
Alligator Gose the Traveler
Alligator Gose the Traveler with kumquat. 5.1% ABV. On tap at the brewpub. Pours slightly hazy with a beautiful rose-copper body topped by a fine head. Good lacing. Aroma: fruity and funky. Flavor: quite tart and nicely fruity. Limited complexity but distinct flavor Feel: smooth and tart; near medium body.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

chinchill
3.2
Alligator Katzenjammer
A hibiscus and pomegranate Berliner Weiss on tap at the brewpub. Pours slightly hazy with a beautiful rose-copper body topped by a fine head. Good lacing. Aroma: fruity and funky. Flavor: quite tart and nicely fruity. Limited complexity but distinct flavor Feel: smooth and tart; near medium body.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

chinchill
2.4
Alligator Chaos (403) Smoked Porter
Alligator Chaos(403) Smoked Porter On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark and opaque with a good head. . Very, very smoky Ė like drinking a campfire. The aroma is better than a campfire but still brings one to mind. Feel: smooth medium body.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

chinchill
3.2
Alligator Coconut Bangers Ball Wit
On tap at the brewpub. Pours very light with a tall head that quickly reduces to a thin coat. Interesting and unusual aroma has both fruit and coconut, as well as a floral aspect. Lightly sweet. Feel: very smooth and manages to coat th mouth nicely despite the thin body.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

chinchill
2.9
Alligator Chocolate Squirrel Wrangler Nut Brown Ale
On tap at the brewpub; sampled back-to=back with the regular version. Pours murky brown with a fine, durable head that leaves sticky lacing. Aroma: nutty with toffee and a hint of something undesirable. Flavor: lightly sweet up front; a faint bitterness in the aftertaste. Nutty and malty flavors with only a faint hint of cacao nibs, but this renders this better tasting and modestly more interesting than the regular version. Feel: smooth but seems a bit too thin.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

chinchill
2.4
Alligator Squirrel Wrangler Nut Brown Ale
On tap at the brewpub. Pours murky brown with a fine, durable head that leaves sticky lacing. Aroma has both fruit and coconut, as well as a floral aspect.. Flavor: lightly sweet up front; a faint bitterness in the aftertaste. Murky flavor matches the look. Nutty and malty flavors here, but something is amiss. Feel: smooth but seems a bit too thin.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

decaturstevo
3.5
Alligator White Widow Witbier
Hazed almost opaque pour with white head. Aroma is wheaty with lemon zest. Flavor is wheaty malt, hay, and floral hops. Almost no bitter. Body was foamy and watery. still a refreshing beer
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

decaturstevo
3.4
Alligator Black Kiss Coffee Porter
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is dominated by rich coffee and roasted malt. A flavor dominated by coffee as well with the roasted malt some sour cherry like flavors and a touch of chocolate and vegetable twang at the end. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy for me. ok
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

HonusWagner
4
Alligator Squirrel Wrangler Nut Brown Ale
A very, very solid nutty brown ale. Exactly what Iíd hope for and expect from a beer with this name, lightly sweet, very nutty (but not aggressively peanuty like those PB beers that are all the range). Nice offering.
Sunday, December 21, 2014

decaturstevo
3.4
Alligator Procrastination Brett Pale Ale
Yellow pour with fluffy white head and lace. Aroma is light citrus, Belgian yeast and light maltiness. Flavor mirrors aroma with no brett for me. A dry finish with medium body and ok carbonation. solid beer at 4.5 @BP
Friday, December 19, 2014

HonusWagner
2.7
Alligator Habanero Smoked Ale
Draft at Tall Paulís. A totally insane beer. The habanero and smokiness are off the charts and register really well in the nose, but when they hit the tongue youíre reminded that these smoky and spicy things are quite a pain in the ass once theyíre in your mouth. An impressive achievement and the flavors are pretty good for what it is, but Iím not reaching for another.
Saturday, December 06, 2014

HonusWagner
3.6
Alligator Devilís Millhopper
Pretty dank fruity ipa with a nice crisp maltiness and moderate bitter finish. Totally drinkable.
Thursday, December 04, 2014

HonusWagner
3.6
Alligator Procrastination Brett Pale Ale
Lightly bretty belgian pale with notes of grassy hops and some pineapple character. Crisp and easy drinking. Medium bitterness.
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Aurelius
3.3
Alligator Habanero Smoked Ale
Clear, rusty honey gold. Fluffy white head. Lightly smoked, cereal malt aroma. Holy cats this is spicy. This is one of those cases where youíve got quality ingredients and good craft, but I donít want more than a sample. Peppery rauchbier, this is. Maybe a little on the light side, hard to tell with my burning lips. On tap, Proof Production Facility.
Thursday, December 04, 2014

LuckyDog
3.5
Alligator Habanero Smoked Ale
Iím not much of a hot pepper fan, but this one is good. Not too spicy, but it hits you on the back of the throat.
Saturday, November 29, 2014

LuckyDog
3
Alligator Amber (Oak Chips & Vanilla Beans)
Smooth IPA. The oak balances the hops. Otherwise a fairly basic IPA. Worth drinking.
Saturday, November 29, 2014

decaturstevo
3.7
Alligator Habanero Smoked Ale
Copper pour with white head and lace. Aroma is light smoke and vegetable. Flavor is peaty/smokey with nice pepper heat and a decent bitter. Medium bodied and fizzy. solid
Monday, November 17, 2014

decaturstevo
3.4
Alligator Hopfenkonigin Oktoberfest
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is light maltiness and floral notes. Flavor is medium sweet malty start with a dry light floral finish. Medium body with ok carbonation. pretty good
Monday, November 17, 2014

PorterPounder
3.1
Alligator Squirrel Wrangler Nut Brown Ale
Tallahassee, Fl. - Florida Beer invitational - Proof Brewing - on tap. Murky medium brown pour, off white thick head. Neutral aroma, hint of wort. Mild flavor with nutty accents, some molasses, brief chocolate. Thick enough moutfeel.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Aurelius
3.6
Alligator Squirrel Wrangler Nut Brown Ale
Rich, roasty, porterish aroma. Murky brown. Big tan head. Coffee, roasted, dry, drinkable. Porter. Lightish body.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

LuckyDog
3.9
Alligator Squirrel Wrangler Nut Brown Ale
Great toasty brown. It could also have been labeled a porter. Not overly hopped. Nice balance.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

fluffy
2.2
Alligator Raspberry Dunkelweiss
kinda dull and more of a brown ale than a dunkel. decent but pretty bland in the end.
Monday, June 02, 2014

fluffy
2.9
Alligator Coffee Milk Porter
more coffee than milk, this was a pretty decent middle of the road coffee ale.
Monday, June 02, 2014

jcwattsrugger
3.5
Alligator Habanero Smoked Ale
@FBG Fest or Brewers Ball-on tap-offwhite-amber. A-med malt. T-med malt with some smoke, then heat down the throat first sip, back of the throat as of second. Nice heat, good for 3-4 oz.
Saturday, March 08, 2014

fluffy
2.5
Alligator Habanero Smoked Ale
@Brewers Ball 2014. not my kinda thing, but milder than some of the pepper beers ive had.
Sunday, March 02, 2014

markwise
3.2
Alligator Honey Ginger Berlinerweisse
Growler generously shared by jcwattsrugger. Cheers, John! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is huge ginger, lemon, herbs, pickled ginger, citrus, and lemongrass. Flavor is similar- ginger, lemon, herbs, and lemongrass with lemon notes. As a beer, this one is a great ginger beer. As a Berliner, not so much a Berliner. Light in body and pretty drinkable ginger beer overall.
Sunday, September 08, 2013

jcartamdg
2.7
Alligator Honey Ginger Berlinerweisse
Pours a hazy gold with no head. Aroma of ginger, that's about it. Taste is ginger and citrus, not tart, doesn't taste like a Berliner, slightly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 05, 2013

jcwattsrugger
3.9
Alligator Honey Ginger Berlinerweisse
on tap-white ring-cloudy yellow. A-honey, ginger, lt malt. T-honey, lemon, ginger, lt malt. Slight tart. Good drinker, could use a bit more tart for the style.
Sunday, August 25, 2013

jcwattsrugger
3.3
Alligator White Widow Witbier
on tap-white-hazy straw. A-fruit with some sour zest, lt malt. T-lemon with a sour zest, lt malt.
Sunday, August 25, 2013

jcwattsrugger
3
Alligator Kolsch
on tap-white-yellow. A-grain, fruit, some hay. T-grain/some hay, spice-peppery hops. A cross to a Pilsner.
Sunday, August 25, 2013

jcwattsrugger
3.2
Alligator Typhoon Double IPA
on tap-white-copper. A-past prime, oxidized. T-after it breathes, resin/herbal hops, oxidation,med malt-caramel/roast.
Sunday, August 25, 2013

jcwattsrugger
3.4
Alligator Chocolate Orange Belgian Ale
on tap-tan-mahogany. A-soft cocoa-med malt. T-soft roast/cocoa-med malt, slight spice hops. Orange at back end as it warms.
Sunday, August 25, 2013

jcwattsrugger
3
Alligator Pinky Ring Abbey Ale
-on tap-white-hazy yellow. A-grain. T-grain, some herbal hops. 6/3/6/3/12=3.0
Saturday, August 24, 2013

jcwattsrugger
3.5
Alligator Doggie Paddle Hefe
on tap-white-cloudy pale yellow. A-creamy banana, wheat. T-clove, lemon/banana, wheat.
Saturday, August 24, 2013

jcwattsrugger
3.2
Alligator Snowbird Porter
@FBG Brewers Ball-on tap-tan-black. A-sweet dk malt-molasses. T-ashy/molasses-dk malt, earthy hops, chicory.
Thursday, May 16, 2013

markwise
3.8
Alligator Snowbird Porter
On draft at Brewerís Ball 2013. Pours a medium porter brown with an off-white head. Nose is roasted malt, dark chocolate, black coffee, and earthy bitterness. Flavor is similar with roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee bitterness and an earthy bitter bite in the finish. Roasty and earthy, a nice porter overall.
Monday, March 04, 2013

BMMillsy
3.2
Alligator Amber (Oak Chips & Vanilla Beans)
On draft at Tall Paulís. Amber pour small white creamy head. †Sweet citrus and oak aroma. Flavor is heavy oak and citrus/lime with artificial vanilla flavor that is very faint. Bit of a vegetal hop taste going on. †Light to medium mouthfeel.†This is interesting but a little funky. Has a similar vegetal hop character to my first homebrew. Itís not a bad thing, but slightly off. Pretty drinkable.
Monday, March 04, 2013