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Indian River Amberjack Alt - Florida Beer Company

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Indian River Amberjack AltIndian River Amberjack Alt

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BA SCORE
69
poor

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 27.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  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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Photo of StevieW
4.22/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All of a sudden, I have been running into these Dusseldorf-style Alt beers. This is the best one of the bunch so far. Very inviting deep brown color, big foamy tan head, settled slowly. Smell was dominated by sweet malt undertones, and inviting. Taste was a combination of sweet roasted malty undertones, carmel malt, with a balanced crisp finish. No slippery slimy tastes others complained about on a different site. Medium bodied, more of an after dinner finisher. For what it's worth, cool label to. Fish with a black streak along his eyes, a bit of an exageration of a real amberjack, but it looks like he knows something we don't. I like that.

StevieW, Aug 09, 2002
Photo of SawDog505
3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

SawDog505, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Minkybut
3.65/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a golden orange color and had a fairly nice white head. Though the smell I thought was a bit skunky it really was not. The taste of the beer was smooth and had a bit of a sweet tase I liked. The finish was slighly bitter but not too bad. I will buy again.

Minkybut, Apr 20, 2008
Photo of allengarvin
3.6/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very light amber color, with a soft frothy head. Moderately fruity nose with some light malt. Taste is pleasant though uncomplex, with some faint caramel sweetness, a light toasting on top of it, some modest bitterness, and a fruity yeast character.

Quaffable, but nothing stands out about this.

allengarvin, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of mooseisloose
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

mooseisloose, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of angusdegraosta
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

angusdegraosta, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of kbub6f
3.48/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Haha. It's the same four reviewers as the Shoal Draft.

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), a couple of days in my fridge, reviewed 45F-60F.

Another heavy pour, a medium-sized, crusty, cream-colored, soapy, runny head. A little bit of runny lacing. The beer is slightly cloudy, darkish, rusty.

The smell is tart, fruity, grapey, sugary, with some spice and a little steel. The beer starts fruity, malty and peppery again. The middle is a sweetish nothingness giving way to a metallic, caramel, bitter finish with hints of either coffee or imagined coffee. Grains finally show up in the aftertaste. Overall: enh. It's better than the kolsch. Not bad once the beer warms up and that peppery taste tames.

kbub6f, Mar 14, 2003
Photo of Morris729
3.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright reddish amber color with a foamy white head that fades into a thin patchy lace. Nose is sweet malts, butterscotch, and caramel. Fairly light in body with a bit of a slick mouthfeel. Taste is sweet lightly toasted malts and buttery caramel followed by a mild hop bitterness leading to a crisp finish. This was my first time sampling a Florida beer. Not bad, but nothing special.

Morris729, Feb 16, 2003
Photo of Satsuma
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Satsuma, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy dark brown color with a modest-sized off white head, good lace, some carbonation. Pronounced aroma of toasted malt. Taste begins with strong toasted malt and caramel flavors which flow into moderate hop bitterness, taste ends with a jarring and unpleasant metallic note. Pleasant mouthfeel. Save for the aforementioned metallic aftertaste, a quite good beer.

Pegasus, Sep 13, 2002
Photo of erosier
3.08/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber color with a short and medium bodied off-white head that settles pretty fast to a light film over the beer. It smells of very sweet malts, some orange, and some lemon aromas. The taste is OK for an alt. It has a nice sweet malty base to it followed by a mixture of citrisy flavorings finished with a slight citrisy hoppy kick. It is pretty good, but I think it should be a bit smoother for an alt. The mouthfeel is ok which makes for a decently drinkable beer.

erosier, May 05, 2008
Photo of arizcards
3.08/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

arizcards, May 10, 2008
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Shafaegalo, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of nitter
3/5  rDev +8.7%

nitter, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of animal69
3/5  rDev +8.7%

animal69, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of djtomain
3/5  rDev +8.7%

djtomain, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of jabo134
3/5  rDev +8.7%

jabo134, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev +8.7%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Drew966
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Indian River Amberjack Beer pours a light copper color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The flavor is very mild, leaning toward the malt spectrum. Light and easy drinking, but not especially compelling. Tasted at the brewery, this is being reintroduced, with a tweaked recipe (the label no longer refers to this as an alt either).

Drew966, Jan 30, 2008
Photo of 11thFloorBrewing
2.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

11thFloorBrewing, May 29, 2008
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
2.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy dull copper in color with a thick dose of white head that quickly died away. Still, a nice ring of lace circles the glass. Aromas have a distinct malty sweetness to them. Lots of caramel. Flavor is strange. Low amount of caramel sweetness (which, given the aromas, I would have thought would have been more pronounced) plus a huge amount of metallic flavor really put me off. Mouthfeel is low-medium in the body department. Drinkability takes a major hit due to the metallic flavor and aftertaste.

Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one.

OldFrothingSlosh, Jun 25, 2004
Photo of tmitch75
2.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

tmitch75, Jun 23, 2008
Photo of nsmartell
2.78/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

nsmartell, May 28, 2008
Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

harpus, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Weas
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Weas, Jun 27, 2013
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Indian River Amberjack Alt from Florida Beer Company
69 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.