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Cucapá Honey - Cucapá Brewing Company

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79
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by RunDWP:
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RunDWP

California

3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Another solid offering I've tried recently from Cucapa'. The beer pours a nice, shiny tan color with a nice foamy head and some decent sheeting and lacework on the glass. Slight aroma of floral honey. I think they show decent restraint with adding the honey to the malt. You can detect its floral sweetness, and adds to the malt rather than distracting you from it. Finishes with a earthy hop bitterness. Decent heft and carbonation in the mouth feel, and very smooth and enjoyable.

04-22-2009 14:23:04 | More by RunDWP
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brownbeer

Missouri

2.33/5  rDev -31.9%

The label reads "Mexican Craft Beer".

It pours an orangy honeyish color without much head.

I think I somehow liked the Obscura better than this one. The taste, which is similar to the Obscura, is metallic, unsettlingly bland, and it makes me grimace when I taste it. It finishes dry with a mild hoppiness, which trys to redeem it, but falls short.

Overall, this beer is dysfunctional and not worth drinking, for me.

05-04-2010 04:20:51 | More by brownbeer
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

01-06-2013 02:04:13 | More by tbryan5
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-27-2012 22:40:29 | More by standardcherry
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17%

This beer is a deep golden amber color. A fluffy white head forms about two fingers high and dissipates slowly, leaving moderate lacing on the glass.
There are some gains in here behind a sturdily malty base. Honey is present but not overbearing. It's a bit of a struggle to detect the aromas, but they are noticeable and actually quite good.
The honey in the flavor doesn't come off too sweet or straightforward, allowing the malts to come on the forefront and kicking in on the end of the sip and the aftertaste more strongly. A note of hops is present as well, balancing caramel and honey with soft floral notes. Well done.
This brew's got a nice, thick mouthfeel with a medium body and a very nice robustness. Carbonation is light, and this one is rich and smooth.
This is a very good beer from Cucapa, and I'm interested in trying more. I found this to be brewed better than the obscura.

10-16-2010 19:49:04 | More by Brenden
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HalfFull

California

3.18/5  rDev -7%

12 oz. brown bottle into a pint glass, this brew pours a hazy honey golden with a thin light cap. Not much for retention though a light surface film sticks around.

Some neutral malts on the nose softened with a touch of honey but limited by a hint of oxidation or perhaps the honey notes are a bit too charred, as the color is somewhat dark for the style. Bit thin overall and not very refined, touch of citric spice with warming.

Flavor is somewhat sweet with honey and lemon/orange on the finish. Carbonation is rather light. Decent feel, lightly coarse, and with a ubiquitious cooked honey sense in the background. Long finish of lemon honey gives the beer a nice close. Still a bit askew.

04-20-2010 04:53:30 | More by HalfFull
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emerge077

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -24.6%

$2.39 Single from Food N' Fermentation in Godfrey IL.
New beer in Illinois i've never seen...

Poured into a rinsed stange glass this generated a foamy head, lasting momentarily before the first sip, then deflating in a cascade of lacing. Thick ring of foam that flecks randomly inside the glass. Deep gold, almost red in indirect light.

Aroma is odd, sweet tea-like and buttery... candy corn?

Taste is similarly tea-like, suggesting faded hops. Hard to pick up any honey flavor here. Real gross aftertaste. Seltzer carbonation, and weird off flavors of corn and play doh. Blehhhh.

This may have been mistreated on the way to Illinois... but as this is it's first appearance, it's just sad.

02-25-2010 03:31:29 | More by emerge077
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davidtarantino

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

12-23-2011 21:35:55 | More by davidtarantino
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BierFan

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured from a short 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Thin off-white head. Light amber/orange body. Appropriately looks like honey.

Smell: Mainly fruity hops. Pineapple, citrus, and mint? Most honey beers that I've had are rather bland. This one, so far, is proving to be the exception.

Taste: Minty hops with a little honey sweetness. Medium bitterness. Nothing exceptional, but it is better than other examples of the style.

12-13-2009 07:23:18 | More by BierFan
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Tolnik

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +13.5%

Surprising enough a mexican beer that isn't the same old taste that is a typical mexican beer. The head that pours off this amberish colored beer is excellent. While the smell does have the tones of a mexican beer the taste doesn't fallow suit. The beer has hints of honey while it doesn't overwelm the palate. Overall an excellent beer to try. And if you love a mexican beer then I would suggest this beer to try.

04-07-2009 00:09:19 | More by Tolnik
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

11-13-2013 02:15:44 | More by jaydoc
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LCannon4

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-02-2012 01:50:55 | More by LCannon4
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Zorro

California

4.33/5  rDev +26.6%

Very dark amber colored ale with a pale tan colored head. To me the color of this beer is actually red and I would have classified this as a honey beer or a red ale.

The smell is sweet and a little fruity. The major scent here is malt and what smells like rye to me. The honey smells like the remains of buckwheat honey which explains the rye aroma. Slightly musty and sweet and sour like well rye added to beer.

The taste starts out sweet and stoutly bitter with a little sweet and sour at the start. Spicy in the mouth this does make me believe there is rye in the grain bill of this beer. Fruity with some caramel and burnt sugar flavors, this is quite a complex beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

OK I admit I am shocked by this beer. This is VERY good beer outstanding in fact. Complex beer with no faults at all. Possibly the best beer Mexico and the best one I have tasted. WOW sums this beer up best; this is a beer that is in the Stone and Three Floyd's level of quality.

03-16-2008 01:10:39 | More by Zorro
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roddwolff

Mexico

3.7/5  rDev +8.2%

Good beer with a coppery color and moderate foam, the logo have some ladles of honey; in the smell are honey, malts and citrus essences; the taste is very good, combines some candy with an accentuated bitterness; has an infusion of honey; the mouthfeel is bittersweet and fizzy; the drinkability its just ok, will be a lot better with more alcohol content.

03-12-2009 22:46:26 | More by roddwolff
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richard_stanton

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-08-2014 02:06:53 | More by richard_stanton
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Domochevsky


3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-09-2012 10:59:59 | More by Domochevsky
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karait95

Mexico

3.38/5  rDev -1.2%

A: Really nice amber color with a prominent head that dissipates slowly leaving behind a lot of traces sticked on the glass, medium carbonation and big with medium bubbles.

S: Intense malty smell with a faint caramel aroma.

F: Full barely flavor with some bitterness and very little sweetness, somehow hops.

M: A good dry ending with but not to easy to drink, medium refreshing and medium body.

08-29-2010 19:34:35 | More by karait95
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dull yellow color and a mostly clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: Smelled of sweet malt, honey and a yeasty quality.

T: Tasted of sweet malt and biscuits up front with a nice dose of honey in the finish. Like most blonde ales, this one doesn't the most complex of flavors, but it is still enjoyable.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

D: A solidly drinkable blonde ale.

07-30-2010 12:39:31 | More by avalon07
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-29-2012 03:43:04 | More by closisinthehouse
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superspak

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

08-20-2013 04:56:14 | More by superspak
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basi76

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +11.1%

I tried this one in mexico city, it was introduced to me by my friend bastien who owns a world beer parlor in colonia roma called "La Belga" (the belgium), i was surprised by this one, specially because honey beer isn´t one of my favorite styles, i had only tried one from J.W. Dundee´s variety pack that i got a hold off from HEB and i really wasn´t impressed at all, but cucapa´s honey beer had a lot of character in it, i think, it actually seemed more like an american pale ale to me, but only a little bit sweeter, but o.k. overall, very descent mexican brew, i´ll try it again! and looking forward to try their other styles...

01-10-2010 03:50:28 | More by basi76
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zeff80

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a one-finger head of bubbly white foam. It left some residual sudsy trails.

S - It smelled of honey and caramel with a floral touch.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and honey with a slight bitter bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This a nice blonde ale. Good honey flavor.

07-21-2012 01:09:11 | More by zeff80
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

03-09-2013 13:48:11 | More by ejimhof
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david131

California

3.25/5  rDev -5%

A- A pretty, deep orange with many streams of carbonation. The head is very thin and settles to a thin ring.

S- Fruit, caramel, honey, and maybe some oats.

T- Sweet and fruity. The honey brings a unique aspect to the beer. Alcohol is slightly noticeable, oddly.

M- Slightly astringent and the carbonation is surprisingly light- based upon how active it was in the appearance.

D- An alright beer that is a bit sweet. Worth a try, even if it just to try a beer with some honey added.

11-28-2009 00:50:21 | More by david131
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frlrv1020

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-23-2014 22:54:25 | More by frlrv1020
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Cucapá Honey from Cucapá Brewing Company
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