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Mad Manatee IPA - Bold City Brewery

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Mad Manatee IPAMad Manatee IPA

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 31, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

ali1987, May 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

beernads, May 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Stinger80OH, Jan 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

st9647v3, Jul 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

semaj, Sep 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

DustinSWB, Nov 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Llcruserll, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of weeare138
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

weeare138, Apr 08, 2010
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

mobrockman, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

indy351, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jdcjfl, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Aiptasia
3/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Aiptasia, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

eawolff99, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

bifrost17, Nov 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

rdrdr91, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Brew_Bro
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Brew_Bro, May 17, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Single finger head with nice lacing in a murky amber with golden hues body. Aroma is mild with some malt and light musty hop aroma. Flavor is mostly pine and bitter hops. Very one dimensional however hop heavy. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a simple IPA with nothing memorable really. This is a Popular bold city brew but not popular with me.

kylehay2004, Jan 21, 2012
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3.19/5  rDev -8.3%

Can from Tipples. No date visible. Pours copper, clear, with a big fluffy white to off white head. Nice floral nose with some light malts shining through, light tropical sweetness, grass. Not bad. Flavor is light grass, hint of fruit, watery malt, and a dirty macro lager finish. Very light bodied with medium carbonation . No this isn't terrible, but there are so many better options out there I don't really know why this exists.

BMMillsy, Aug 22, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK IPA. My first brew from this company...bottle brought back from Jacksonville by a fellow Defense contractor. Pours a nice hazy dark amber with a decent size pillowy off-white head. Good retention and good lacing.

Smell was about average, mild earthy hops. Taste is balanced...flavorful enough but no hop bomb under any circumstances and a large amount of caramel malt in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp but a hair thin. Drinkability is pretty good. I'm guessing that this is about the same octane as Celebration Ale. Not the most memorable IPA but not bad either.

JayQue, Mar 06, 2010
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3.24/5  rDev -6.9%

mpalestino, Sep 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

cistercian12, Jul 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

genogirl, Sep 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

cambabeer, Dec 03, 2013
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Mad Manatee IPA from Bold City Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.