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Cucapá Honey - Cucapá Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cucapá Brewing Company visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fido on 04-08-2007)
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Photo of Derek
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Now an amber ale... Nothing wrong with this, just your average drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.95/5  rDev -13.5%

In the desert sun

An ocean of emptiness

Waters spring flowers.

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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head which dissipates quickly and leaves some lacing.

Nose has bready malt with some sweetness.

Taste smooth and creamy with a malt backbone and the sweetness of the honey at the finish. I've had honey beers before and this is the first time I found the honey actually prevalent.

Overall not bad. It's a little sweet for me.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

I enjoyed last year's offerings from Cucapa, so I was excited to see this come out of my Advent Calendar for day 9. In general, I'm not a big fan of blondes (beers or otherwise), so I was glad to see the addition of honey to this brew. This is a very respectable and drinkable ale - the honey adds a nice balance without being cloying. I could see myself enjoying several of these while deep sea fishing off the Baja coast - talk about positive imaging!

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3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, day 9 of the 2014 Craft Beer Advent calendar. Hmmm...more out of season beer for a winter/holiday themed collection, no?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, broadly foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some stellar roiling sea froth lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of, well, earthy and floral honey, bready, doughy pale malt, bruised apples and pears, a hint of musty yeast, and a bit of bitter herbal grassiness. The taste is more bready, lightly crackery pale malt, a touch of caramel sweetness, a hovering floral honey character, kind of tart, bordering on sour orchard fruit, and a gritty, yet understated yeastiness.

The bubbles are fairly sedate, barely a careless whisper arising here and there, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit too tacky to be denoted as all that smooth. It finishes well off-dry, the doughy malt and interminable honey carrying the day.

Yeah, not a particularly robust style for starters, but these Mexican craft brewers take a good running start at it - the honey is at least genuinely represented, and the malty doughiness that I've come to expect in a blonde ale of the (north) American variety is certainly present and accounted for as well. While still plain, and pretty much inappropriate for an ADVENT calendar, I could see this playing well enough in the summertime patio scene.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cucapa Honey

Has weird suspended sediment amidst a deep honey amber color. Head is thin, coarse, and small.

Thinner malts represented. Some nectary honey and light toastiness. Light hops in the nose with a slight pine character.

Waxy honeycomb, citrus, stone fruit, thin old malts, and mild bitterness. Might not be that fresh. Mexican beer is still searching for greatness. Rather typical low-tier ale feel. Needs conditioning. Carbonation is a plus, however. Nothing to go back to.

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, honey, apple, pear, toast, toffee, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance of malt and fruity notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, honey, bread, toast, toffee, floral, grass, apple, pear, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, honey, bread, toast, toffee, floral, apple, pear, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice and pleasant balance of malt and fruity flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish, as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very solid session amber ale. Solid robustness and balance of malt, hop, and fruity flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Cucapá Honey from Cucapá Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.