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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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The Tocobaga lived off the bounty of Tampa Bay hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500s. They were potters, tool makers and the only Florida natives to grow maize. The large platform mounds they built are still with us today, with one of the largest found near Old Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor, Florida. Climb to the top, and with a little imagination, you can see Tampa Bay as they did. Graphic design by Eric Swanson. Recipe by Tim Ogden.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (5078) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Thanks Kelly Sullivan (untappd). This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance had a dark burnt red color with a thin one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some messy lacing roaming all around the glass. The smell started off with a spectacular balance between the caramel / toffee / biscuity malts playing with citrus and slightly piney hops. The taste favors the malty sweetness just a tad more. Still, a nice bitterness roams in to partake in the flavor, yes, citrus/piney-ness. Nice balanced aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed to run nice and low. Stickiness hits decently but not cloying. Overall, what a nice Amber/Red ale wonderfully balanced. Of course, Id have this again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (714) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2016
COD 12/11/15. Beautiful dark ruby pour with just a touch of cloudiness. Quite outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of Florida citrus (lemon, lime, orange), a touch of mango and a very light herbal pine over a solid malt base with caramel notes. Almost medium body that is quite smooth with a good amount of creaminess and a light oily character. Slightly above normal carbonation level with a bit of middle effervescence and a prickly finish. A quite outstanding atypical flavor profile that really pushes sweet Florida citrus to the forefront while maintaining a light airiness to it. It begins with a lemon lime blend over a subtle sweetness that is slightly tart. This flows into a very mildly bittered middle with a mango sub note. Caramel makes it strongest showing as the bitterness begins to fade but is quickly replaced with a sub current that has leather and tobacco elements. The finish is a slow fade of orange rind bitterness. Complex and delicious.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (746) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2016
Can. Amber colour, white head. Aroma, intense hops, orange, tangerine, pine, resiny. Bisquity maltiness. Taste is fresh hops, citrus fruits, resiny. Bisquity, some caramel. Very pleasant bitterness. Bitter aftertaste. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (8529) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2016
Can, kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Amber orange color with medium off-hire head. Nice citrus hoppy bitter aroma with caramel. Taste, nice citrus hops, zest, pines. Solid caramel malty backbone. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (3534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2016
Can by katkaW. Pours deep amber color, small white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, malty. Taste is sweet, orange, tangerines, grapefruit, medium bitter. Really nice bittersweet hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (5683) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2016
Can kindly shared by MisoW. Many thanks! Intense resiny citrusy zesty grapefruit and orange aroma and flavour. Strong hops bitterness and flavour. Malt only in background. Very tasty very hoppy very good.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
magnus314 (2) - USA - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
Really wanted to like this. Had a decent aroma of crystal malt, hops, and sweetness. Head is fine but thin, appearance was basically horrible with green chunks and dead yeast chunks. Full on floaters / yeast rafts. First taste is harsh and chunky with definite yeast bite. Sad, really, because the aroma promised so much. Hops were abrasive and really not good enough to get me over the giant floaters and horrible off tastes. Overall not good, texture was challenging with so many chunks. A good idea poorly executed.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBrain (168) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Can to glass. Gorgeous ruby-brown mostly clear with some Unidentified Floating Objects as others have mentioned. Aroma of sugar syrup with fresh hop floral and mango. Flavor is surprising assault of sugar crystal malt component as well as hop- origin grapefruit and a very decent bitterness. 2 beers for the price of 1! Gotta love it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26432) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2016
[email protected] Reddish amber colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is wood, some grains, mild sweet malts as well as some floral and herbal notes to it. Flavour is quite sweet maltiness with some grains, mild hay as well as some floral, mild alcohol and nutty notes to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (834) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 20, 2016
Tastes almost identical as one of my homebrews: caramely, malty thick, rather sweet but with some tiny sour notes amber ale infused with lots of toasted malts character notes. Above medium body.


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