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Mad Manatee IPA - Bold City Brewery

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Mad Manatee IPAMad Manatee IPA

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BA SCORE
79
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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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 route66pubs:
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route66pubs

California

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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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.

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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.

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Aroma of citrus-like hops.

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Mad Manatee IPA from Bold City Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.