Indian River Amberjack Alt - Florida Beer Company
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5 rDev +26.8%
Has a good golden color and carbonation. Sweet malt smell, citrus taste. The mouthfeel I found more than pleasant - and not metallic. I am mainly reviewing this beer because it is perfectly drinkable and way better than a typical macrobrew. It is plenty refreshing, not bitter, and excellent for a session. The other reviews are WAY too low, in my opinion. Good easy-drinking stuff here, the kind that deserves fair rating. Not everything needs to be a hop bomb. If you like Shiner Bock and the like, this is the kind of stuff you might well enjoy.
06-05-2013 21:20:41 | More by angusdegraosta
1/5 rDev -63.8%
H. Copper in color
N. Malty and biscuity, very light odor if any at all.
Damn, I feel bad, I have my friend in town get excited about doing some tastings with him, and I serve him this...damn this beer is horrible. In my defense it was given to me a "gift" from friend, well now I think I understand why they gave it to me and didn't have me buy it myself. The beer has little to no flavor at all. I almost feel like I am drinking water the color of beer. Just bland from the minute I poured it into the glass. I support local breweries but this was a huge dud for the Florida Beer Company.
This is a beer that gives Florida Beers a bad name. Please stay away from this beer at all costs!
03-31-2010 21:19:51 | More by DosBeerigos
1.85/5 rDev -33%
Now flies under the name Palm Beach Brewing Company Amberjack.
Looks good. Orange with only a slight haze and a nice 1 finger white head that dissipates quickly, leaving absolutely zero lacing.
Smells good, biscuity and sweet maltiness. Almost reminds me of a bock with the smell. Also a little booze and some hops and some skinniness.
Taste is pretty much not worth it. Its EXTREMELY metallic tasting until it warms just short of room temperature. Then it loses the metallic taste and picks up a fruity, almost apricot and banana flavor. If this beer could get that flavor cold and maybe a touch more hops it would be good.
Nice and carbonated, slips down the tongue. Almost a little too sweet once it warms.
Drinkaibility is not there. I don't mind drinking beers at the proper temperatures, but just shy of room temperature to get this thing down doesn't cut it.
08-09-2009 22:13:40 | More by Jdecarol
2.25/5 rDev -18.5%
Bottle sampled at the brewery. Medium yellow, carbonation bubbles, and some head. Basic beer,malt job and a bit of taste though a beer smell. Light mouthfeel, overcarbonated. Redkneck beer again. I don't really want this on a hot day unless the water supply is infected.
02-22-2009 03:18:04 | More by Sammy
2.33/5 rDev -15.6%
Appearance: Light golden color, little head
Smell: Smell? Very mild, almost didn't notice it.
Taste: Very plain, had very little taste. Reminded me of a light beer you would drink in college on a budget.
Mouthfeel: Since it had no distinct features, flavors, smells, etc. it was very smooth and plain on the tongue.
Drinkability: If you are looking for a beer that reminds you of water...here you go. It was smooth, but had no distinct offerings for the palate. Very simple.
11-23-2008 15:39:09 | More by krisandajt
1.18/5 rDev -57.2%
Beer of the month club selection for April
A : Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head that disappears quickly
S : There's some citrus, malts, hops, and metallic aromas. Some skunkiness to it also
T : It's a malt flavor with a huge metallic flavor to go along with it. Nasty
M : Medium bodied
D : This was just a bad beer. Never again.
07-12-2008 19:13:16 | More by mhewes
3.5/5 rDev +26.8%
Smell is malty and molasses like. Pours to a rusty orange with a little head. Mouthfeel is very good, carbonation is just right. Taste is bittersweet...Strong sweetness from the malt and a constant hop bite that is neither bitter nor floral. Slight citrusy notes. Clean finish as they state is indeed true. Not real complex but a flavorful brew. Light enough to be enjoyed in quantity.
06-30-2008 22:57:39 | More by mooseisloose
2.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Monthly club selection for April. The label is yellow unlike the blue label in the photo.
Thick soft white head that drops to just a dusting. Cloudy yellow color, the lightest "amber" I've ever seen (note: I didn't know this was an Alt until I got on BA... it's WAY too light for an Alt).
Grainy grassy smell with a hint of citrus.
Sweet grainy malt flavor, but there's not much going on here.
Nice medium- to full body. Smooth.
Pretty disappointing beer all the way around. I'll save the rest for when I can't taste as well.
Tasted on 5/16/08.
06-23-2008 01:01:02 | More by tmitch75
2.98/5 rDev +8%
Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass.
Appearance - very light copper orange-yellow color, little head that quickly fades, lots of small bubbles
Smell - sweet malt, very light, food aromas in the room may be covering up some of the aroma
Taste - definite sauerkraut taste, hard water flavors, sweetness on the finish
Mouthfeel - rather watery
Drinkability - not horrible, but disappointing. Lacked any particularly great qualities. It's drinkable but there are a lot of other beers I'd choose over this one.
05-29-2008 01:20:10 | More by 11thFloorBrewing
2.78/5 rDev +0.7%
I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From bottle to a standard pint glass. From the April microbrew of the month that has been in my fridge for about 5 weeks now.
Appearance: Pours a nice light, golden orange color with a decent head that didn't last long.
Smell: Sweet malt, light coriander and something else I can't place, maybe citrus?
Taste: Very sweet, in a good way, and citrusy. But the aftertaste is a little too bitter and metallic. Not much good going on here.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and a little soapy.
Drinkability: Too bitter and lacking in taste to be a session beer for me.
05-28-2008 00:09:29 | More by nsmartell
2.58/5 rDev -6.5%
Poured from 12-ounce bottle into an Erdinger weizenglass, just for kicks:
A: Poured a yellow-tinged amber with a two-finger head of bubbly white foam which fizzled to nothingness within a few moments. Zero floating carbonation, but a big whoosh was seen after every sip. Strange.
S: Smells very non-descript, but a little malty, a little grainy, a little zesty and a lil' metallic.
T: This is the let-down department. There is a slightly watery sweet malt taste, backed with a little metallic bitterness. Some toasted grain and what could be orange zest, but it's very, very thin.
M: Mouthfeel is light and rolling, not necessarily crisp.
D: A lawnmower beer for sure. Could session it well, I'm sure, but the flavor is such a letdown, you probably wouldn't want to overextend it.
Best part about this brew is the label artwork and interesting effervescent effect of carbonation under the foam after a sip. Then again, the glass could have been working harder than the brew on this one.
05-21-2008 22:57:54 | More by Gambrinus1184
3.08/5 rDev +11.6%
Received in early May as part of the April MicroBeerClub shipment.
Beer poured a dark golden color with a decent white head initially. Nose initially was a hit of skunk but is of sweet malts and hints of citrus. Taste is somewhat malty but not noticeably hoppy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, decently carbed, and refreshing. Drinkability is OK. This is definitely a sessionable beer but there is not much of a wow factor flavor wise. The hint of skunk did not help either. I would drink again if offered but this is not one I will seek out.
05-10-2008 21:55:53 | More by arizcards
Indian River Amberjack Alt from Florida Beer Company
69 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.