Mad Manatee IPA - Bold City Brewery
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
3/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2011 14:33:29 | More by Aiptasia
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into an Upland pint glass.
A: Hazy gold to orange, with some hop floaters, a one-finger white creamy head, and lots of small bubble visible carbonation.
S: Resin and citrus rind, bready malts that give some sweetness almost no caramelly aroma. Not a huge nose on this though.
T: Bright orangey citrus, citrus rind bitterness with less resin flavor, along with a touch of tropical fruit and spice hops. A healthy malt backbone lends a bready sweetness, again with minimal caramel aspect. The hang is a fairly mild citrus rind bitterness.
A: Full-bodied for IPA, good carbonation sensation, and fairly low alcohol presence.
O: Another tasty, canned, yet pretty standard American IPA. Nothing here to set it apart, or perhaps to actively seek - but it's a more than serviceable option to have around. Drink one if you happen to see it.
Serving type: can
06-11-2014 23:37:59 | More by macrosmatic
3.98/5 rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Love the name and the logo: Don't mess with a mad manatee!
Pours a lovely amber with a sticky tan head and some floaties of yeast.
Aroma of citrus-like hops.
Bracingly bitter with herbal hop flavors and a nice biscuit/waffle malt note. This one's about the hops, but there's some malt thrown in there, keeping this from being as dry as West Coast style IPAs.
Lovely body with plenty of oomph.
Overall an excellent IPA, further proof that Florida is making some of the best of the style. Seek it out.
Serving type: can
06-06-2014 01:22:36 | More by Shaw
3.05/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Hazy orange color after being poured into pint glass. The head is actually the best part about this beer. Good lacing in glass.
Smell was fine but not as great as the can lead me to believe. Typical IPA smell only not as strong.
Mouthfeel is too thin.
Taste reminds me more of a hoppy pale ale.
This beer can be dangerous considering how light it seems to drink with the 7% ABV. I could pound these and not think anything of it. Tastes like something I'd drink at the pool. Pretty much no alcohol to be tasted.
Serving type: can
05-17-2014 19:21:30 | More by Brew_Bro
Mad Manatee IPA from Bold City Brewery
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