1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Li'l Napoleon - Pensacola Bay Brewery

Not Rated.
Li'l NapoleonLi'l Napoleon

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pensacola Bay Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-29-2010

Napoleon never set foot on Florida’s shores, but if he did, we’re sure he’d be looking for a way to conquer the land from coast to coast. He’d probably have some supporters – after all, the French helped settle Pensacola.

Our Li’l Napoleon was christened in the name of all short bastards – the good, the bad and the infamous. Strong and hoppy, Li’l Napoleon can sneak up on you if you let it. With a smooth caramel and honey finish, you’ll want to have a second. And probably a third.

Take time to savor the good ole days, when the French had power and Florida was a territory waiting to be developed. We reckon Napoleon would be proud of the IPA that bears his name. (Aside from his hatred of all things English, naturally).

70 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 16
Photo of BlueMoon10
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of TonyJ815
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of CrispyFL
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of CMOrak
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of davemathews68
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mverity
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of lcdawg
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pensacola Lil Napoleon

Pours a copper color, white head and some lace. Fair clarity with a chill haze. Aroma of herbal hops, a bit'of grapefruit. In the taste, fresh pine and grapefruit, fairly bitter. A bit of herb, pith and leans towards bitter with a light pale malt backing. Light bodied, crisp, quaffable and refreshing. This is what I would hope to drink if I vacationed to Pensacola.

Photo of will_eye_e
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of cistercian12
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of silverking
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- It pours a hazy amber with one finger of rocky light tan head. Head retention is excelent and there are well defined rings of lacing left down teh sides of my glass.

S- There are distinct notes of melon intertwined with powerful notes of citrus. There are very light touches of caramel as well.

T- lemon zest up front. There is a nuttiness mid-palate with a little caramel. The finish is long with intense flavors of grapefruit and lemon peel.

M- medium bodied, mildly creamy. the finish is crisp and clean.

O- It's good, but I wasn't blown away

Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of twizzbeatz
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a coppery amber color, with an off white head, nice lacing, good retention. Light citrus notes, caramel malt sweetness, bread, and some nuts. Light bitterness, citrus, bread, caramel. Good mouthfeel, soft, slick, good carbonation. Overall, it's quite average in the end. I see freshness dates on the side, but unfortunately, there's nothing notched, so I don't know where this bottle lies freshness wise...

Photo of johntfox
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TwoForty
2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of jonathaniler
2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Gerred
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dragoondingus
3.75/5  rDev +5%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Li'l Napoleon from Pensacola Bay Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.