Indian River Shoal Draft - Florida Beer Company
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
1.1/5 rDev -63.1%
A - Poured an apricot color with ½ inch head that settled very quickly, leaving watery lacing
S - Smelled like a dirty salty ocean with old rusty bottle caps floating around. I think someone may have poured a rusty thimble full of artificially flavored malt water in too. Gross.
T - Not surprisingly it tasted exactly like it smelled. Please see above comment.
M&D - Gross. Do not try this beer. Instead, put a rusty thimble full of salt water in your mouth - whether or not you swallow is your call.
05-03-2008 01:50:09 | More by Moxley
1.2/5 rDev -59.7%
Poured from a bottle into a pilsner.
A- Poured a slightly cloudy orange with a soapy type foam head that disappeared as quick as it formed. No lacing to speak of.
S- Couldnt place the God awful smell until my drinkin partner moxley said it smelled like sea water at low tide. She nailed it.
T- Not good. Soap mixed with malt and a slight hop bitterness. Thought it might be the glass but I had just rinsed it with hot and then cold water after my last beer that tasted good. Plus mox had a different glass and hers was equally as bad.
MF&D- At this point I am completely down on this beer so the mouthfeel didnt even come into play. If I ever saw someone purchasing this beer in the store I would probably slap them repeatedly and throw this beer to the floor. Stay away.
04-20-2008 17:53:17 | More by hyland24
1.73/5 rDev -41.9%
It may be my Left Coast bias, but I haven't liked most of the few Florida ales I've tried. But this one really bottoms out. What's the dominant flavor? Nutmeg comes to mind. It isn't crisp and refreshing. It isn't a full-flavored malty brew. It's just some stuff with a big enough off flavor so that the best you can say for it is something like, "hey, this sure has a lot more flavor than a Bud."
If beers were generally like this, I wouldn't be a beer drinker.
05-18-2008 01:47:22 | More by nohead02
2.23/5 rDev -25.2%
A : Pours a clear amber with a white head
S : Toffee/caramel with a floral hop aroma. Not a strong smell
T : Some bready flavors along with caramel malt. A little bit of hop bitterness on the finish
M : Medium bodied, low carbonation
D : Not that great. I wouldn't have it again
06-24-2008 23:49:47 | More by mhewes
2.3/5 rDev -22.8%
Pours beautifully: crystal clear light amber. Moderate head with lasting power. Good lace.
The aroma is off and it is not appealing. The smell is something akin to a litter box--uric acid? In a word, stinky.
The flavor is a huge improvement to the smell until the swallow where the flavor becomes very astringent and there are some of the lingering negatives from the nose. Good hop presence. Nice body.
Nearly undrinkable. I wish I could identify specifically what is making this be so off.
04-27-2008 19:23:59 | More by smcolw
2.33/5 rDev -21.8%
Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a new SA pint glass:
A: Poured a bright copper-yellow color with a thin head of white carbonation which left little to no lacing.
S: Smells slightly buttery and astringent, with a distinct toasted grainy malt nose.
T: The body may be bubbly, but the taste is flat indeed. Sort of bitter metal taste left after the lightly toasted buttery biscuit flavor fades.
M: Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy.
D: A lawnmower beer, or something to offer a pal who doesn't like darker beers, or good beer in general.
I certainly wouldn't purchase this if I saw it in a store after having tried it. My dilemma is having two left in my space premium beer of the month delivery.
05-28-2008 23:27:40 | More by Gambrinus1184
2.45/5 rDev -17.8%
Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass.
Appearance - deep orange, finger of head that dissolves to a creamy ring
Smell - lots of sweet malt, some flowery hops, hints of toasted malt
Taste - roasted malt, some sweetness, strong bitterness on the finish
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, not quite enough carbonation
Drinkability - it's alright. At just 3.7% abv it'd be good for bbqs or a day at the beach, but not what I'd go for if I just wanted one drink. The toasted malt, sweet malt, hop bitterness, nothing is really taking the lead. It's like the beer is having an identity crisis.
05-29-2008 01:33:31 | More by 11thFloorBrewing
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.
11-26-2008 23:09:04 | More by krisandajt
2.5/5 rDev -16.1%
Poured into a 12-oz mug, this beer is a nice clear amber color, with a small but steady head. Nose has a pleasant nuttiness to it--not to style but nice smelling, with some resinous hops. What an odd flavor! Sort of sweaty malt, sharp and tangy. Bitterness isn't bad but underlying it is an odd funkiness that isn't very pleasant.
Couldn't finish this beer.
04-29-2008 04:23:56 | More by allengarvin
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
08-05-2008 08:00:34 | More by tonistruth
2.7/5 rDev -9.4%
Slightly hazy golden brown color with a half inch or so of snow white head, very well carbonated with thick, glass coating lace, fairly good head retention. Very sweet malty aroma with strong floral hops and honeysuckle notes. Taste begins with sweet malt, which give way to very pungent hops with a lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is actually unpleasant, has a slick, oily feel, quite unlike any beer I have ever tried. I found this beer difficult to finish.
10-22-2002 18:55:30 | More by Pegasus
2.7/5 rDev -9.4%
Received in early May as part of the MicroBeerClub April shipment.
Beer poured a golden orange with a nice initial head. Nose initially was perfumed with floral hops but has evolved to a semi-skunked nose. Taste initially had a refreshing bittering hop flavor but finishes semi-skunked. Mouthfeel is average, light to medium bodied with no special sensations for the palate. Overall drinkability is average. I am not sure if the skunkiness is a result of a bad batch. Nothing special about this beer.
05-03-2008 01:14:06 | More by arizcards
2.83/5 rDev -5%
Pours a somewhat hazy deep golden color with a thin foamy head that fades into a trace amount of lace with a bubbly ring around the sides of the glass. Nose is quite faint with notes of sweet malts and floral hops. Very light in body with a slick mouthfeel at first that becomes almost slimy. Very unusual. Taste is sweet malts balanced with a mild hop bitterness. Probably not a beer Id try again unless someone else was buying.
02-17-2003 22:03:33 | More by Morris729
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...
04-15-2012 22:01:55 | More by DrinkSlurm
2.95/5 rDev -1%
Indian River Shoal Draft Pale Ale
Smells a little like sauerkraut (surprisingly) and sweet malt. Pours to an orange bronze with a little off white head. Taste is sweet and sour with a very tangy bitterness and a dry aftertaste. The sauerkraut is still there in the background, making this an ideal brew to wash down a brat. Mouthfeel is good, this beer gives a different flavor throughout all regions of the mouth. Very different hop flavor for a pale ale, not the classic cascade but more sour than bitter hop. Different.
05-18-2008 17:48:31 | More by mooseisloose
Indian River Shoal Draft from Florida Beer Company
72 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.