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Hurricane Reef Pale Ale - Florida Beer Company

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BA SCORE
74
okay

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 09-19-2001)
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Photo of tjsmith910
2/5  rDev -36.9%

tjsmith910, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of mooseisloose
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Somehow ended up with a bottle of this from a BOTMC delivery. Have drunk gallons of this in the keys, imagine that I have never reviewed it until now. Bueno, lets give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a sweet hoppiness with an apparent big malt base. Pours into my recently rediscovered sam's perfect pint as a cloudy bright yellow with a clingy foamy off white macro-bubble head. Taste is floral off the bat then a malt base is smoothly bitter, all transitioning to a sweet and sour finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Not your pale ales experts brew but the taste brings me back to the keys, and that ups the overall, considerably.

mooseisloose, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of twizzbeatz
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

twizzbeatz, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of WynnO
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

WynnO, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of KVNBGRY
1.75/5  rDev -44.8%

KVNBGRY, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

IPAchris, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of FLBEERGUY25
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

FLBEERGUY25, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -5.4%

TimH, May 19, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.1/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: single finger head with excellent retention on a hazy copper-amber body.

S: mostly musty and pungent hops and some sweet caramel malts.

T: Disappointing as I feel it is overly malted with the hops minor players in the flavor contributing mostly some pine and citrus notes with slight grass bitterness.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: A little overboard on the malts which is the discretion of the brewer but I like these on the hoppier side.

kylehay2004, May 13, 2012
Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -5.4%

avisong, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

bluetrevian, Apr 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

binx, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

RoryOMoore, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of brycelarson
2.63/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm hitting another Florida brew today.

I got a bottle of this and poured into a glass. Slight off-white color to the head - large bubbles, nice continual flow from the bottom of the glass. It left a good bit of lacing on the glass - but died pretty quickly.

This is a moderate colored pale ale - slightly more brown that I expected.

The nose is heavily yeasty - thick and bready with just a hint of something belgian-ish. Slightly hot.

Flavor is fine - it's much more lightly hopped than I expected. Slight harshness to the flavor.

I'm usually looking for a cleaner finish to a pale ale.

This is a refreshing beer.

I would say that it's not remarkable but is certainly serviceable.

brycelarson, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

AndrewMichael, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

BRLockwood, Jan 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

CGMLS3, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
2.98/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

WoodBrew, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of Gmann
3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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.

Gmann, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of devilben02
3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

devilben02, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of happygnome
3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a: pours an orange yellow color with about a quarter inch of head that disappears quickly leaving a little lacing around the edge of the glass and top of the beer. Carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top

s: lemony citrusy grassy hop bitterness with faint toasted malts

t: sweet toasted malts followed by grassy hop bitterness

m: light bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation

overall, decent beer but i wont seek it out

happygnome, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of UMNbeerhunter
2.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to miamiacheal for this extra I was glad to try it.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Darkness tulip 2/24/11

Pours a nice golden amber color with little about 30% lacing left after a white headed foam of 1 finger dissipated after about 3 minutes.

Smell is almost nonexistent. A little malt but for the most part no nose.

Taste is weak as well very little hops and malts don't do it for me in this beer. Nothing really good about the taste.

Mouthfeel is light and tastes don't stay around at all.

Drinkability is low or moderate. I would probably have no problems pounding these back next time I am in Florida as a replacement to get blitzed on from BMC but other then that I won't revisit this brew.

UMNbeerhunter, Feb 27, 2011
Hurricane Reef Pale Ale from Florida Beer Company
74 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.