Hurricane Reef Pale Ale - Florida Beer Company
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3.13/5 rDev -1.6%
Received in (crappy) August shipment of my BOTM club.
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Clear burnt orange with thin head and some minor lacing.
Smell: Citrus and grapefruit, grainy dry malt, some spiciness.
Taste: Mostly dry grainy malts with light citrus and grapefruit hops. Slightly spicy and bitter at the end, but not nearly as bitter as it should be.
Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light to medium body (kind of watery), slightly dry finish.
Drinkability: Drinkable but very light standard APA. Certainly worth having on the beach in Florida, which I'm not.
09-06-2009 01:12:15 | More by bsp77
3.8/5 rDev +19.5%
12oz bottle poured in an Allagash snifter. Thanks to theghost3 for this!
Pours a nice pale golden color with a small fluffy head, just what you'd expect from an APA. On the nose is a bit of hoppiness and malt. It smells somewhat like a lager but with some tasty undertones.
Taste is surprisingly good after smelling it! It's nice and malty with a bit of toastiness on the finish. Overall quite a solid APA from Florida!
08-21-2009 01:08:37 | More by kingcrowing
4.63/5 rDev +45.6%
Take has not suffered since Ybor bought them out. The other reviews get into the details but this brew stands up to some of the best British Ales. A great blend of aroma, mouth and taste. Not too bitter, has a buttery notem so it is an excellent session brew. Don't like any of the Ybor product but this one is very good.
11-16-2002 15:28:58 | More by DarrellK
2.6/5 rDev -18.2%
I tried to sample the more interesting styles at the brewery. A little C-hop aroma. More malt that bitterness. Some lacing. Watery. A little more of anything to add to mouthfeel, taste, and preferably hops for some citrus hops taste. Redkneck IPA, sorry redknecks.
02-22-2009 03:05:22 | More by Sammy
3.4/5 rDev +6.9%
Appearance: Solid gold with excellent suspended yeast in the midst of the carbonation.
Smell: Sweet honey and wet hay.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Malted biscuit and a slightly watery/slick finish. Very tame, but rather refreshing for an ale.
Overall Drinkability: A refreshing if not great ale.
05-13-2014 02:48:56 | More by tjsdomer2
2.98/5 rDev -6.3%
Attended a beer tasting party recently and someone brought a Hurrican Reef Pale Ale to try...froma world beer package that his wife got him for some hallmark gift event. The Pale Ale was golden in color and clear. Little carbonation ane no head was present. The smell had some citrus to it....bought also some metallic waifes. The taste was powered by bitterness and grapfruit....so much so it hurt the mouthfeel. Not the best Pale Ale I ever had.
09-11-2011 14:55:22 | More by WoodBrew
3.08/5 rDev -3.1%
Best by date printed on neck of the bottle. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours an orangish amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is a little faint for an APA, with some sweet malt and faint citrusy hops. The taste is slightly toasted malt with some citrus hops in the finsh. Overall, this is a decent pale ale, but not something that I would purchase again.
04-08-2008 01:43:32 | More by cjgator3
2.88/5 rDev -9.4%
A: Nice dark amber color. Two finger white head.
S: Sweet malt smell with a faint hop smell.
T: Very average taste. Slight hop flavor but very malty for a pale ale. It also has a copper taste in the finish.
M: Light body with moderate carbonation.
D: Session beer.
10-09-2009 02:10:51 | More by thesyko56
4.05/5 rDev +27.4%
Copper-amber coloured, medium carbonation and smallish pale tan/off-white head. Big aroma, earthy, malty of sorts - can't quite place it...
Flavour is well-balanced, malt to the fore is offset by a moderate hoppiness. Some citrus appears later on to form a pleasant aftertaste. A very slight grainy feel on the tongue is there too, but nevertheless a pleasant, well-drinkable beer. Much better than the Key West beer from the same brewery.
02-10-2004 20:55:40 | More by Imbiber
3.18/5 rDev 0%
Pours a toasted straw to light copper color with a small yet dense head that settles into a light ring.
The aroma is of a bready malt, light toast and honey. Mild floral hop aroma, just enough to be noticable. This APA is more malty sweet than hoppy. Just average.
There is a pleasant malt body. Slighty toasted, with some rustic metal notes. A general fruitiness provides some additional sweetness. The hops are mainly for bittering and don't provide much flavor beyond some grassy notes.
Moderate body with fizzy carbonation. Good balance between sweet and bitter. Quite crisp in the finish. Very easy to drink.
A good APA should have somewhat of a hoppy flavor to it and this beer really doesn't have that. The malt body and flavor is enjoyable but doesn't make up for the lack of hop flavor. Can't go wrong drinking this at a BBQ, though.
09-04-2011 19:21:19 | More by Gmann
3.4/5 rDev +6.9%
Poured from a bottle into a plain glass.
Pours mildly cloudy copper with little white foam. Minimal lacing. Mild hop notes in the nose, some wheatiness. Lightly fruity taste backed with a firm but balanced hop. Light citrus. Good carbonation. Tasty brew, well made.
03-20-2010 00:50:55 | More by KTCamm
3.2/5 rDev +0.6%
Appearance - Pours a pale yellow color with over two fingers of white fluffy head that dissipates somewhat quickly but leaves pretty decent lacing.
Smell - Quite a weak nose. Malt, wheat, slight hops, etc. Not much here.
Taste - Slight malts, hops, a hint of bitterness, somewhat like a lager in taste, etc. Has an off taste to it. Not quite sure what it is.
Mouthfeel - Relatively light bodied, crisp, decent carbonation.
Drinkability - Relatively so, but would not seek out again.
05-02-2010 02:04:18 | More by SpdKilz
3.03/5 rDev -4.7%
Muted hop aroma is about all you get...a slight malty presence benath that. Light tea color. Nice thumb thick head. Mild hop flavor with a small amount of pink grapefruit sweetness. Way better than I expected from this brewer, but still not anything to get overly excited about.
02-17-2006 23:58:50 | More by Jredner
4.33/5 rDev +36.2%
Rich copper color, head was tan, fluffy, and full of slow rising hop bubbles. Smell was slightly biscuit and full of cascade hop aromas. Nice even, smooth, cascade assault on your tongue. Creamy, rich feel, smooth finish. Subtle malt backbone. All the right the traits of a classic American Pale Ale. Tastes like they copied the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale formula, and did a nice job. This is a beer Ybor City can hang their hat on. A pleasant surprise. I would buy this again, and hunker down for a category 1-2 storm. Anything more, I evacuate, and take my beer with me.
3 cheers for a really good Florida brewed beer !
08-20-2002 17:51:21 | More by StevieW
3.5/5 rDev +10.1%
This beer poured a slightly hazy golden color with a ½ inch head persistent. The aroma is citrus and malty. The taste is bitter from hops with the malt noticeable. There is a slight citrus taste as well. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, this is an interesting ale that has noticeable flavors that are not overpowering making it easy to drink.
07-01-2007 17:54:00 | More by barefootbrewer
3.15/5 rDev -0.9%
One of the few "local" beers that was available at the local grocery store while I was visiting Miami for vacation, I grabbed a sixer for my hotel room. The appearance is welcoming, with a golden yellow-orange color and a thin but present foamy white head. The aroma is muted and largely malt-forward, with a sweet bready character being complemented by only a little bit of light, fresh herbal hops. The flavor is likewise dominated by bready malt, although there is some lemony acidity and some pine to a lesser extent. The texture is relatively light and easy, which makes this one no chore to take down. Overall, this is an unremarkable buy pleasant pale ale, making it little better than average but fine enough for reading a spy novel on a hotel balcony.
07-12-2011 16:20:31 | More by devilben02
2.93/5 rDev -7.9%
Pours a cloudy, deep-orange with a very small head that quickly faded. There is not much here in the aroma department, but it's mildly hoppy. There is a slight hop bitterness in the taste with orange rind character. Malt is not strongly represented. This beer (this bottle?) was very lightly carbonated and went flat after a few minutes. Date notches on the label weren't visible (plus the label only went up to 2006). Hopefully it was only my batch that was like this. The beer goes down easy and I could have several in a row if I wanted. But with the general lack of character, I probably won't.
08-08-2007 23:14:44 | More by roller
3.1/5 rDev -2.5%
This review is just a placeholder for now, I will move it eventually. Gold pour with just a few white bubbles for the head. The aroma was heavily grainy, cereal, and just a touch of grassy hops. Flavor was similar. Some chalky bitterness and orange peel shines through but I dont know if I care for it. A good try but I was hoping this would be a bit better. 6/3/5/2/11
10-12-2008 07:44:38 | More by pepsican
3.28/5 rDev +3.1%
Orlando has a number of microbreweries but not all of them are good. I had one in a hotel, made especially for the hotel that was absolutely horrible. This pale ale was quite good. Nothing too special and certainly not has hoppy as it should be but definitely better than any yellow fizzy alternative that so many of these unelightened bars seem to have.
11-22-2009 22:43:46 | More by david18
Hurricane Reef Pale Ale from Florida Beer Company
74 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.