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RATINGS: 518   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 1500’s. 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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3.9
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours a clear amber color with a big pillowy head that fades slowly. Really nice aroma of red berries, tropical fruit, oranges, and spicy hops. Taste is a very nice complex mix of fruits, berries and spicy hops. Finish is a tad rough only because it’s a bit overcarbonated. Great tasting amber beer that I would like to have again sometime.

3.9
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Beautiful golden amber pour. Nice and cloudy in a seductive way. The head is beige and leaves the party quickly. Very nice taste and mouth feel, a great beer from Cigar City

3.9
madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
22nd July 2011
Hazy deep amber - red beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Nice nose of red berry fruits and hops. Softish palate but with good carbonation. Good malt base, not that sweet. Nice piney hops. Red berry fruits follow the nose. Finishes with orange citrus. Really nice red.

4.3
Tiger_08 (138) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
Jan 2013. 12 ounce bottle pours a hazy reddish amber with lots of pulp and a small tan head that fades to a ring but leaves a good deal of sticky lacing. Aroma is blast of pine and citrus hops with a hint of caramel malt. Taste is grapefruit, papaya, mango and pine up front with caramel and spice chasing the strong passionfruit sourness with some sweet depth. Its just enough to balance the palate but not before the hops comes back in the aftermath with a blow of dry bitterness in finish. Sweet, crisp creamy mouthfeel and long dry finish makes for a fantastic beer!

3.5
radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Was an extra from markwise —thanks! Strangely, I’ve had this before but it was in the larger bottle size; because of that, I had to extend an invitation for a friend to help me with its consumption. This size requires no help for anyone besides myself: it’s a 354 mL/12 oz. bottle containing, just like I had remembered, a sparkly, hazed darkish nectar orange with which a lively, frothed tanned head rests upon. Aromas of hops, olive oil, white grape skins, Bible paper, hash, mint, and some very noticeable plastic. Tastes as described on the back of the label: maize, American hops, yeast; plastic, caramelized onions and wintergreen gum by swallow. I remember this being a little more refreshing and balanced but I’m finishing it. A hoppy maize amber? Huh...

4
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Nice big hoppy aromas. Big hoppy flavors with citrus, tea, and RUMCAKE flavors. Overall fantastic red.

3.6
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Hazy red-amber with creamy white head / Fresh nose of cut pine, citrus, clothes closet, / Medium body, a touch thin, some citrus tartness and chew, and some astringency, with otherwise good balance and masking of bigger alcohol / Mild, earthy flavors of grapefruit and pine, with caramel notes / A pretty solid, if not memorable, amber ale.

3.9
BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with a creamy tan head that left good lace. Aroma of pine resin with a malt background. The flavor found big grapefruit and hop resin with a caramel backing. Medium body and a mild bitterness.

3.6
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, fine sediment floats about, large pillowy tannish head, nice lacing.   Soft sweet citrusy malt nose.   Similar on the tongue, a little mash like in its maltiness.   Seems like I can feel the 7.4% ABV.   Smooth, a bit hefty on the tongue.   More rindish on the finish.   Decent Amber, low hop, malty, good body.   Would have liked just a touch more sweetness tho.


4.1
MacBoost (1957) - Victor, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pours a very dusty rose color with a white head that disappears rally quickly. Aromas of citrus fruit, some papaya, slight mango. Interesting. First sip reveals tons of juicy hop character, along with some Tylenol bitterness and pine harshness. The finish is quite a lingering bitter dry blast. Pretty damn good.


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