beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Draft at brewer. Hazy gold pour with a thin white head. Scent is citrus and pine. Taste is same with some bready notes. Nice Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
22oz bottle from smith4498, thanks Jason! Pours a somewhat hazed, deeper gold colored body with a thin, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fruity citrus florals and grass with a bready pale malt backing. Some decent lemon, grapefruit, and orange notes with a slight sharpness. Flavor is similar. Lots of floral citruses up front with a bready pale malt backing and a caramel sweetness. Finishes dry and moderately bitter with some malt sweetness and a good amount of citruses. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, nothing special, but a pretty decent pale ale. Enjoyable enough. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2011
clean tasting with a heavy tasting buscuit bread maltness. light on bother mouth feel and carbonation. good for the spring tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Via trade with Dchmela, a bonus extra local beer! The aroma is citrus, bread, caramel. The appearance is translucent amber, white head. The flavor is citrus, vegetable, caramel, metal. The finish is resin and metal. Medium in body. Not bad, not great. unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours golden with a creamy white head. Nose is of citric, lime hops and some toasted malts. Slightly drying, toasted malts medium-to-low bitterness, round mouthfeel. A bit of lemon fruitiness in the flavor as well. Drinkable slightly off-the-wall APA.
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. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from Beechner, pours light amber. Light citrus, stone fruit. Light bitterness but mostly balanced. Medium body. fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
a surprisingly decent pale ale, better than i thought it was going to be, given that i got it at a Trader Joe’s. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Cloudy dark orange color bit the brewer said it is usually clear and a bit lighter. Aroma is light, caramel malt and light hops. Flavor is smooth sweet and hop balanced, crisp finish. 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.
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.