Hurricane Reef Pale Ale - Florida Beer Company
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3.1/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
05-13-2012 16:09:22 | More by kylehay2004
2.63/5 rDev -17.3%
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.
01-30-2012 22:59:21 | More by brycelarson
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
3.18/5 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
3.15/5 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
3.05/5 rDev -4.1%
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
06-22-2011 02:38:50 | More by happygnome
2.58/5 rDev -18.9%
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.
02-27-2011 21:11:19 | More by UMNbeerhunter
2.73/5 rDev -14.2%
Pours a nice amber in color with a foamy off-white head that reduces to a thin layer in my glass.
Faint vegetable aroma.
The taste is big on tannins and bready flavors. Big astringency, too. Decent hop bitterness and mild hop flavor.
Body is fine, with some heft.
Overall this is an OK beer. It's nothing special and there are much better choices out there.
08-28-2010 04:14:01 | More by Shaw
2.13/5 rDev -33%
Poured amber copper, with a very thin white head, modest carbonation, and average lacing. Biscuit, yeast, and burned toast in the nose. The taste yielded nothing in the way of fruity, herbal, or bitter flavor, with another awkward bitter finish. No balance. Thin and underwhelming, I was shocked at how little flavor this beer had. Sorry, guys.
07-23-2010 17:37:28 | More by donniecuffs
2.63/5 rDev -17.3%
Poured into a pnt glass. Appearance was a light gold color with a small to medium sized whitish head that laced away fairly quickly. Aroma was of light hops, grass, and citrus; fairly weak nose. Taste was weak as well, with light hops, grain and citrus. kind of watery flavor.
06-30-2010 05:27:21 | More by Atricapilla
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
3.45/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
03-26-2010 01:43:14 | More by allergictomacros
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
Hurricane Reef Pale Ale from Florida Beer Company
74 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.