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Hurricane Reef Pale Ale - Florida Beer Company

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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 stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

barefootbrewer, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of twizzbeatz
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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

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 flyingPharmacist
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

flyingPharmacist, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

IPAchris, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Thanks to Jredner for this brew.

Pours a dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice small creamy tannish head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, hoppy, and some caramel. The taste is more on the malt side, with some hops, sweet, and some caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, nice little Pale Ale.

Wasatch, Nov 18, 2007
Photo of johntfox
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
Photo of lknox511
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

lknox511, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of darcange
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

darcange, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

AndrewMichael, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of BltByKrmn
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

BltByKrmn, May 02, 2014
Photo of jschwamb
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

jschwamb, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of bralston345
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

bralston345, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of hunteraw
3.48/5  rDev +9.8%

Apearance: Orange amber color with a smallish white head that exhibits nice lacing. Carbonation seems to fade quickly.

Smell: Fairly mild aroma, maybe it needs to warm up... Even after warming, there's just not much there.

Taste: Crisp fruit flavors, very clean. Somewhat soapy. Hops are understated for an APA. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Crisp is definitely the word. Body is on the lighter side.

Drinkability: Not great, but at least it's local. Might be a good beer to cook with.

hunteraw, Sep 25, 2006
Photo of allergictomacros
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%

A - clear light gold with some light white head.

S - sharp grass, with a hint of lemony citrus.

T - Odd chemical flavour, a hint of molasses and a sharp, grassy hop. Some chalkiness, lemon and a grainy background. On the sweet side.

M - Light, sharply fizzy.

D - Fairly drinkable hot weather brew. OK flavours although a touch too sweet.

allergictomacros, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

tjsdomer2, May 13, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

KTCamm, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of JayQue
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%

A pretty average American Pale Ale. Pours a copper color with a small white head and no lacing.

Very little aroma

Mild taste of a little floral hops up front followed by bready malt. Taste is more robust than the smell. The malt wins out in the balance department.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin but not bad. Drinkable enough but not something I would seek out.

JayQue, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of Citadel82
3.33/5  rDev +5%

In the Macro-centered world that is the Disney Empire finding this brew was a refreshing change of pace. A nice burnished copper color with an off-white head. Aroma was very faint floral hops and som toasted malt. Taste was piney/citrusy but mild. Not anywhere near what one expects htese days from an american pale ale. Definitely drinkable however and an encouraging sign to find this at the Disney Resorts.

Citadel82, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of superdedooperboy
3.3/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a pint glass, this beer pours a clear golden amber with a slight half-finger of white froth, disappearing rather quickly and leaving virtually no lacing aside from a few specks.

Nose is rather downplayed, with a soft resinous hop presence and some buttery, bready diacetyl character.

Flavor is much like the aroma, with a smooth, rounded diacetyl nature combining with a mildly bitter, resiny middle, and going down with a watery finish that leaves a lingering piney aftertaste. Body is very light and thin, with a light touch of carbonation.

Easy-drinking, yet not nearly the most desirable session beer. A bit understated for an American-style Pale Ale, and perhaps with just a bit more hop presence and a fuller mouthfeel, this could be a great quaffer. As it is, it's just not nearly there.

superdedooperboy, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of david18
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

david18, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of northcoastwolf
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

northcoastwolf, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

zeff80, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

My 3rd beer of the month club offering from the folks at FSRI. 12oz. bottle served in my ST tulip. Poured a translucent orange-gold with a one-inch, white head the quickly dissipated into a thin, tight band around the edges. Nose was pale malt and light fruit. Taste was biscuity, toasty, buttery with some hops bittering in the mix. Mouthfeel was light-bodied and gassy - way too much carbonation. Mediocre - carbonation levels in this brew totally kills the drinkability.

Jwale73, Aug 22, 2009
Hurricane Reef Pale Ale from Florida Beer Company
74 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.