Mad Manatee IPA - Bold City Brewery
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
3.81/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
06-11-2014 23:37:59 | More by macrosmatic
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
05-17-2010 20:48:43 | More by wesbrownyeah
3.68/5 rDev +7%
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.
03-23-2010 04:32:30 | More by glid02
2.98/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
04-08-2010 22:34:59 | More by weeare138
3.68/5 rDev +7%
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
11-11-2010 03:12:48 | More by boss302
Mad Manatee IPA from Bold City Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.