Hurricane Reef Pale Ale - Florida Beer Company
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2.6/5 rDev -18.5%
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
3.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear orange body with a small, white head.
Smell: Thin aroma of caramel and traces of citrus fruits.
Taste: Faint caramel flavor with only a hint of sweetness. Mild, citrusy hops. Finishes dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Ah, good times and good friends. It had been far, far too long since the last time we threw our heads back and had a good laugh over something.
09-10-2007 01:04:01 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.1/5 rDev -2.8%
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
3.5/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
11-18-2007 00:00:23 | More by Wasatch
3.6/5 rDev +12.9%
Clear amber with an orange hue, it poured with a thin head that quickly settled into a collar. Spotty lacing. Mild malt aroma with earthy and floral hops. Bitterness is restrained, letting mild sweetness and orange hop character come to the foreground. A bit earthy as well. Finishes with a bit of lingering bitterness and hop flavour. Medium/light body and carbonation. A solid pale ale. Thanks Wintermute!
03-17-2006 00:42:29 | More by DrJay
2.98/5 rDev -6.6%
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 -3.4%
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
3.25/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
08-22-2009 18:00:47 | More by Jwale73
2.03/5 rDev -36.4%
Brought this bottle back with me on the plane from Miami Beach this past summer. The bottle was leaking when I unpacked. We just poured it and there was some carbonation but a bit flat. No lace and very little head. Clear medium amber color. Not much hop in the nose. Mostly caramel malt. Body wasn't too bad, cept for the flatness. Not much here. eh.
01-07-2009 01:38:37 | More by drpimento
3.18/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Orange amber color, quick plume of white head, diminished quickly with good lacing.
S: somewhat clean balance of hops, malt... faint hints of yeast and oxidation.
T: Clean, light hops and malt. Has something that resembles that lager bite. Somewhat of an oxidized hint to it as well.
M: Light bodied, crisp, ample carbonation
D: Ok tasting, the hops dont shine and has a little bit of a tainted taste to it.
09-03-2009 14:54:56 | More by rfgetz
3.18/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
09-04-2011 19:21:19 | More by Gmann
2.63/5 rDev -17.6%
Thanks to FishGetter for bringing this brew back. Served chilled, in a pint glass, from a twelve ounce brown bottle.
Appearance: Hurricane Reef Pale Ale pours out a crystal clear copper color with some golden highlights. A somewhat hard pour yields almost two fingers of bone white rocky head. Head fades quickly into a thin white ring around the glass. Very little spotty lace is left behind. Notice some carbonation bubbles slowly rising to the top of the glass.
Smell: Bit of a weak nose I'm afraid. Big malt backbone that is somewhat grainy. Hints of tobbacco show through. Very light hop aroma, just barley citrusy.
Taste: Again, big malt out front. Big grainy flavor is a bit of a turn off. Very light hop notes, slightly metallic around the edges. Touches of yeast linger in the background. Finish is a bit bitter with an aspirin like touch.
Mouthfee: Thinnish, medium bodied mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the lower side.
Drinkability: Drinkability seems to be the best part of this beer. Smooth and crisp. Not a terrible brew, just not what I want in a Pale.
09-07-2009 22:08:04 | More by jaxon53
3.28/5 rDev +2.8%
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
3.15/5 rDev -1.3%
a: This was a golden color with some coppery highlights. It poured with a sticky, white fizzy head.
s: Some slightly citric hops that have a surprisingly strong bittter element. Sweet aromas of vanilla cookies and caramel. There is a little something spicy in the backround.
t: Bitter, but not all that flavorful. Moderate herbal hop flavors with a little citrus. Sweet malt balance in the form of vanilla and toffee.
m: Gently carbonated with an average body.
d: Thanks to tpd975 for this from the nobody wants to see a beer geek naked BIF. Bitter to the point of being unbalanced, but not bad overall.
07-23-2009 10:40:23 | More by DIM
3.4/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
07-31-2009 23:33:12 | More by JayQue
2.68/5 rDev -16%
A - Poured a golden color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind
S - Is of grainy malt upfront then mild hops
T - Disappointing like drinking a hoppy macro grainy malt backbone with slight citrus hops rounding out the flavor
M - This beer has a lighter body with medium carbonation to it
D - For an APA this is a very disappointing beer its just not up to par with other pales out there not worth the time or money to drink again
09-15-2009 21:01:31 | More by armock
3.4/5 rDev +6.6%
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
2.85/5 rDev -10.7%
Label has a best by APR notch. No year?
Pours as a light peach amber hue, chill hazed with a spotty thin ivory collar with a few scant bubbles rising to the surface.
Light aromatic apple hints with a bit of ginger malt.
First swigs: A well balanced slightly on the Tang juice fruity side. Some soft apple and dry finish. Needs more hop character, but it is a pale and not an IPA so this passes with a C grade. Some copper penny in the flavor, as well.
Feel is soft and nearly flat but still somewhat carbonated with a thin feel. Lingering apple butter tacky aftertaste. Needs work on all fronts.
Last swigs: Just a good ole unscrupulous ale that goes nowhere. Dust cutter at best. Drinking not thinking beer. Forgetable, but edible. Bought 1 bottle to try some Florida beer while in Tampa.
Beer is good. Happy easy beering.
02-01-2006 03:26:29 | More by blitheringidiot
Hurricane Reef Pale Ale from Florida Beer Company
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