Mad Manatee IPA - Bold City Brewery
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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by route66pubs:
3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
01-13-2011 07:15:16 | More by route66pubs
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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 87 ratings.