Mad Manatee IPA - Bold City Brewery
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Reviews by route66pubs:
3.48/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours an orange-yellow, very clear with a nice white head. Head has great retention as I drink away at the glass, sticking closely to the sides of my Pisgah pint glass.
Somewhat malty aroma surprises the noise. Bready, banana-like, with an orange twist in there somewhere.
A bit of malt sweetness, but also orange and a bit of pine on the tongue. Ends with a much heavier pine feel.
A little bit soft on the tongue, but not at all disappointing. This clearly feels like an IPA. It is definitely NOT a Left Coast IPA though, and that may be for the best. But the clarity and crispness in the mouth on this definitely raises its score.
As mentioned, this is no West Coast hop-bomb. You are not going to be cringing with every sip, trying to keep the hops at bay. And that's good this little beer. 6.5%? I don't feel it. This is quite happy in the mouth and feels good going down for high marks on drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2011 07:15:16 | More by route66pubs
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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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