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Indian River Shoal Draft - Florida Beer Company

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BA SCORE
72
okay

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 23.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-09-2002)
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

bigbeerfan, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

cw13, Jul 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

AlaskanYoung, Jul 09, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev +10.4%

I would definitely call this a Pale Ale and the label even ID's it as such. Part of a beer of the month collection. More hoppy than expected but the flavor combination is only ok. Will give it credit for pouring a very nice head that is still there after 5 minutes.

wiseguywood, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

SawDog505, May 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

cliff1066, Jan 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

twizzbeatz, Nov 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

RBorsato, Nov 13, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev +19.1%

I had this with my Amazing clubs beer of the month club.

This was a pleasant surprise. Pours a clear amber orange color with a two inch thick head. Clean and crisp and highly drinkable. A medium body nicely balanced with a tight hop character.

Overall - this was a nice beer and clean and refreshing on a 80 degree afternoon.

andrewjraab, May 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +59.4%

Beer4Mike, May 12, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev +1.7%

Was given this beer for free from a friend. Was part of some beer of the month thing.

Color is a nice clear yellow with mild orange hue. Smell is mild hops and pale malts. More maltier than I wanted to expected but finish was crisp. Mouthfeel is light to medium and overall not a bad pale. Worth a try.

DrDemento456, May 01, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -2.7%

Looks like this used to be called Indian River and its deff not a Kolsch. Anyway...poured from bottle into pint glass. No head or lacing. Sweet citrus/orange aroma with slight hops, but more malty; but very mild aroma.
Taste is very mild as well. Orangey malts, sweet, and just a bit of hops with a slight bitter aftertaste. This is an ok brew. Nice for a summer day and I would say it would even be a nice "breakfast" brew since its so orange-like. A session beer for a hot day anyway. Its not fantastic, but its not horrible. Its an orange pale ale...in that respect its descent and points for being unique. Meh...

DrinkSlurm, Apr 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Hessian257, Apr 15, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +21.8%

Shoal Draft Pale Ale
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
No born on date or other distinguishing numbers

Notes: It appears that Shoal Draft has changed.  What used to be marketed as an Indian River beer now seems to be a Palm Beach Brewing  offering.  From my quick Internet research, it appears Florida Beer Company produces both Indian River and Palm Beach Brewing beers (as well as a few others).  It also appears that Shoal Draft is now a Pale Ale instead of a Kolsch.  Also, judging from the review history on BA (reviews from 2008 then nothing until very recently in 2012) Im guessing this beer was retired then reincarnated as a completely new offering.  Not sure of the reason for the marketing change, one would think they would call this new brew something else, but who knows, maybe they liked the bottle artwork or something. 

A: Pours a translucent light amber with 1.5 fingers width of very light khaki colored head, which takes a good while to dissipate down and leaves a good amount of pretty cool cobweb lacing.

S:  A pretty big citrus presence, with notes of lemon.  A white grape aroma.  Has an almost champagne-like character.  A hint of pale, bready malts.  

T: A hop presence is the first thing noted in the taste.  Like the nose there is a lemon character.  I also get floral hops and orange rind.  Not a lot going on and not terriblely complex, but decent.

M/D: On the lighter side of medium bodied,  a good dose of carbonation that allows to flavors to fully reach the palate.  A crisp, refreshing mouthfeel that finishes only slightly dry.    Drinkability is high.

O: Overall, not a bad offering.  The hop presence is much less assertive than many pale ales I've had, and I would have liked more hops in the flavor profile.  Decent, I would probably not buy this again, but I would be happy to drink one if it was handed to me.  

zac16125, Apr 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

amart80, Apr 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Jsmitty1967, Mar 02, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +32.6%

Shoal Draft pours a brighter copper color, like ginger ale, with a nice decent size head, lots of carbonation, again looks like ginger ale. There is a refreshing, lemon smell; like summer, its pretty pleasureful, especially before the eve of a blizzard. The flavor is very crisp, a little hoppy, but has more of a lemon, and grains of Paradise flavor, finish a little bitter, and rather dry. Easy to drink, and especially on a hot day, better then a bud, refreshing. Overall I really liked this one, I found it very easy to drink, and enjoyable.

vette2006c5r, Feb 27, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +57.7%

Pours a nice ruddy yellow with a short lasting thin head.Smells citrusy, like grapefruit. Taste is very, very nice. Citrusy hops well balanced. Pleasing on the tounge.

There is a difference between what the BA site shows and states for "Shoal Draft": My bottle says "Palm Beach Brewing", not Indian River; and it claims to be PALE ALE not Kolsch! ( It certainly tastes more like an IPA in fact!!)Visualy the labels are similar, and they both say Melbourne Fl.

CaptJackHarkness, Feb 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

animal69, Jan 03, 2012
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2.45/5  rDev -17.8%

Another brew courtesy of my Beer of the Month Club...

Appearance: It has a nice, light coppery color. Decent head with mild retention on the glass.

Smell: Hints of spices, however it faded very quickly.

Taste: Mild for a pale ale, I was expecting more. I will say the bitter finish was refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, could have used more hoppiness.

Drinkability: Average for a pale ale. Goes down smooth, nothing offensive...but nothing stands out either.

krisandajt, Nov 26, 2008
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2.58/5  rDev -13.4%

A- light copper brew with a decent size head and decent retent to match, soapy lacing

S- citrus, tart burnt grain

T- citrus, grains, decent balance, toasted malts, hints of cardboard, fruity malts, and some caramel

M- a tad sticky with a dry finish and carbonation feel

D- decent, pretty run of the mill, but not a bad option

tonistruth, Aug 05, 2008
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3.28/5  rDev +10.1%

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own home before and after a nice brat. From the micro of the month club bottle to a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden amber color with a small off-white head that doesn't last long.

Smell: Sweet aroma with some citrus and pines.

Taste: Bitter hops and citrusy.

Mouthfeel: By far the best part about this beer. Smooth and crisp, light to medium-body.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink. Would be great for relaxing after taking care of the lawn, but would not be a session beer for me.

nsmartell, Jul 18, 2008
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Indian River Shoal Draft from Florida Beer Company
72 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.