Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden color, medium white gead. Aroma of floral citrus. Taste is bitter pine and caramel. OK. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
5/19/12. Clear golden pour with a small off-white head. Sour buttery aroma with touches of malt and hop. Similar slightly malty flavor with a hint of tart hops and again a bit of butter. Eh. bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bomber from Liz. Pours clear light amber with a bubbly white head. Aroma is mildly roast malt. Hop is evasive. Near med body. Flavor suggests bubble gum. Also lighter pitted fruits. It’s very pleasant. Seems balanced. The hop is just not NW heavy. Very pleasant to drink. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: massive head resembles a freshly risen and baked loaf of homemade bread. Under this massive bready cover lies freshly picked oranges – brilliant yet translucent at the same time. Swirls with clumpy blotchy patches of bready fluff.
Bkrzyzak (3) - momence, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012 does not count
Nose: on the mild unassuming side. Deeper sniffing uncovers soft baked breads with a touch of sweetness, like Hawaiian rolls. Apricot and mandarin weave in and out. Orange cream in the back along with a touch of banana cream. Freshly squeezed generic tropical esters. Chewy.
Palate: bready and sweet. In a good way, I chew as much as I quaff my way through this dense pale ale. Flowers, crisp baled straw and dried grass in the back refreshes and makes way for more. Grapefruit and orange pith lead the finish. Fresh pulpy sweet mandarin, mango, guava, and papaya – flesh first then it’s all about the skin. Sweet bread laced with fresh orange essence holds everything together.
Final Thoughts: a beach, boat, river, hammock worthy Pale Ale. Located close to the beach, it’s no surprise that I have visions of my toes wriggling in warm sand soft as silk, a slight breeze keeping the temperature just right. A few years ago Florida was a beer wasteland, but no more thanks to such entrepreneurs as Cocoa Beach Brewing.
Nice balance of hoppy and bitter for a pale ale. Would of liked a bit more hop to the front. The IPA was a good balanced beer as well.
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2012
Very surprised by this one. Pours copper-ish with almost no head. Aroma is nuts, sweet malts. Taste has a mild hop bitterness and a strong malt backbone. Grapefruit comes through pretty strong. Quite refreshing. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with friends during my 2012 spring break in Siesta Key. Thin white head. Bubbles on side of glass. Half hazy orange/amber color. Some lace. Pretty malty... tastes either English-style, or not fresh (no date found on bottle). Light sweet taste. I feel like this would be much better on tap cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a clear golden color with a 2/3 finger thick off white head. Light spotty. Aroma is pretty sad. Hardly any scent of anything. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt and very light hops. Finish is uneventful. No obvious flaws, but needs more of everything. Worth a try. Thanks Jason. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours clear light copper color with off white head. Biscuit malt aroma with floral hops. Llightly sweet grainy flavor with moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Orlando, Fl - Whole Foods - 22 oz bomber. Pours a murky dark orange with a nice sticky white head that leaves a nice coat of lacing and sticks around a while. Aroma has a slight spruce bent to it - but otherwise is pretty neutral. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some light citrus notes, a bit of spiciness. Smooth drinking and a good companion to pizza. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp.