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Mad Manatee IPA - Bold City Brewery

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Mad Manatee IPAMad Manatee IPA

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79
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-24-2008)
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
Photo of Aiptasia
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled this one from a bomber in a pint glass, approx. 50 degrees cold.

A: Minimalistic pour without much of a head. Medium warm gold orange in color with very light carbonation. Lacking much lacing, and what there is doesn't cling.

S: Citrus rind and earth notes on the nose, leaning towards earthy.

T: Malty dry grapefruit rind and dirt. Phelonic flavors giving medicinal notes which tilt the balance on the bitter side. Agressive hops profile would benefit from further shelf aging, a hop bomb when young.

M: Not very fizzy. Drinks ok with a dry finish.

O: Sadly, there's nothing unique about this IPA at all. Tastes like so many other middle of the road IPA's. It's not a bad beer, it's not a great beer. It's solidly mediocre. My suggestions would be to re-think the bittering hops choice and perhaps go with a lager yeast without the phelonic profile.

Aiptasia, Dec 19, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bold City Mad Manatee IPA... problably somewhere in the range of 5.5-6.2% alcohol.
Poured from a growler into a 22oz. mug.

A- Nice dark orange fluid with firey outer walls as the light goes threw it. Thick off white head falls leaving a sticky rim around the glass and quarter inch froth that stays around.

S- Sharp scents of pine and floral hops dominate the nose a sweet malts linger in the backbone.

T-M- Hops are appearant in the form of citrus and piney bite, with a sweet but muddled carmel malt backbone. Mouthfeel is heavily astringent and tangy with a lasting bitter bite.

D- All and all a good ipa and a good pint but maybe a little to much at once for a growler.

wesbrownyeah, May 17, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

DaftPatrick, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

bpfrush, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pale malts with good amounts of earthy hops. Slightly bitter citrus aromas waft out as the beer warms.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malt flavors kick things off and are followed quickly by decidedly bitter and earthy hop flavors. The hops carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this isn't a bad IPA however I wouldn't seek it out again.

glid02, Mar 23, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

dsauter, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Beer21, Oct 14, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -2%

cjgator3, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

pagesofphotographs, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

CUbeerfan, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

mobrockman, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

smakawhat, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

2378GCGTG, Mar 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

cistercian12, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

coopdog1000, Apr 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

st9647v3, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

indy351, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

genogirl, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of weeare138
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appears a hazy orange toned amber with a small white cap. Scattered bits of lacing are left.
Smell is of orange citrus, grass, herbs, and wet hay.
Taste is of the aromas with a light malty flavor and a touch of mild, hay hops.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry, and slightly bitter.

weeare138, Apr 08, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

67couple, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

twizzbeatz, Dec 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Brdlist, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of boss302
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mad manatee IPA, Bold City Brewery, 22oz bottle, 

A Clear and orange in color. Big thick head. 4

S Citrusy sweet hop aroma. Good smelling beer. 4

T Big hops, some piney flavor. Rich bready malt flavor comes through  after the hops. There is a significant amount of astringency. There is a lingering pine taste also.  3.5

M Medium body and thickness. Carbonation is right on. 4

D A good IPA. IPAs are my favorite style and after trying so many, my preference is for the IPAs that have the great hop aroma and flavor, but also keep the astringency in check.  This one is a little unbalanced with respect to astringency. 3.5     

boss302, Nov 11, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

DangerDawg, Nov 28, 2013
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Mad Manatee IPA from Bold City Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.