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Intuition Ale Works

Intuition Ale WorksIntuition Ale Works

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 110
Beer Ratings: 726
Beer Avg: 3.9

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar ]

720 King St
Jacksonville, Florida, 32204-3913
United States
phone: (904) 683-7720

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @intuitionale

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: azorie on 12-26-2010)
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SDean82

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

My wife and I drove past this place twice before we figured out where it was. This is probably one of her favorite Jax places. It is not to big inside but had plenty of space to sit and hangout. Their selection was nice and their I-10 is worth getting.

01-28-2014 17:27:13 | More by SDean82
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WebGuyMike

Florida

3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | $

Simple, proper brew pub. You'd pass right by it if you didn't know what you were looking for. Parking is limited but sufficient for the size of the place which is rather small.

No food is served so you can bring your own or local delivery companies will deliver there. They also have food trucks for special events/tappings. Board games and TVs plus a very knowledgeable, passionate staff. A nice selection of craft beers on tap including the ones they are most known for such as I-10 IPA and Peoples Pale Ale.

A flight of 6 costs about $8 so I consider this place a great value considering the selection and freshness.

I will certainly go back many more times in the future - probably with a small group of friends.

12-05-2012 20:14:47 | More by WebGuyMike
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rferrell

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $

Visiting Jacksonville and wanted to check out what it had to offer for craft beer. Planned on hitting Bold City, but we drove by and it looked like an outdoor frat party. We skipped it and went to Intuition instead, and I'm glad we did.

Maybe I'm getting old, but the ambiance was exactly what I wanted. Simple, low lit, a bar where beer is poured, and tables at which to drink it. Also, it was low key-- crowded enough to instill confidence in the product, but not so packed that you couldn't get to the bar to order.

I tried the DIPA, IPA, a Saison, and a hoppy amber, and to me, they were all spot on. The hoppy beers were well attenuated with great flavor and aroma, and the Saison was light and crisp with just the right amount of farmhouse funk and spice. I certainly got the impression that had I jumped around the tap list a bit more, I wouldn't have been disappointed.

The service was fine. I found the bartenders helpful, attentive, and accommodating, though granted I don't think I was a very demanding patron.

The selection was amazing. Any brewery with a tiny little brewhouse that's able to keep 14 tasty brands on tap while canning three of them is impressive as far as I'm concerned. They had enough bases covered to please most of the nose-in-the-air types: Pale, IPA, DIPA, malty amber, hoppy amber, imperial stout, saison, wit, golden, tripel, barrel aged, etc. Good enough for me.

No food available, but that's not the point. Good place to come after dinner, plus you can have pizza delivered.

Finally, I'm from Boston, and as far as I'm concerned, $4 and $5 dollar pours are BARGAIN PRICED. Where I'm from, pours in a place like Intuition would be $7 and $8, so my bill at the end of the night was positively refreshing. I would give my left eye for a brewery of this caliber with a tap room like theirs at prices like these to be around the corner from me.

Great place! Highly recommended!

08-24-2012 04:06:24 | More by rferrell
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boldcity2008

Florida

2.48/5  rDev -41.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 1 | $$$

What I get the biggest kick out is the fact its first just a pub, and of course it's the brewers pub.
Its got 1 TV. Its very very clannish. Its a mug club crowd mostly. The place is frankly depressing, nothing to do, but bring your own device, or watch tv. There is weird music on allot. Frankly the place reminds me of a brick cave, kind of like a dungeon.

It's fresh beer so that counts.

service is funny, sometimes its fast and others its not, and your right there at the bar. I guess the beertenders get bored refilling beer, so they chat and chat, did I mention clique, very unfriendly place. I guess they hate older folks, its a very young crowd.

selection well its their beer or nothing, no guest taps, which in this day in age, is a faux pa. I would not want to compare their beers to any other good beer either If was them.

no food but you can bring your own.

don't get the sample trey if your blind, you never tell them apart, until you get to the hop bombs anyway.

5 dollar sniffer is TOTAL BS.

07-14-2012 15:43:56 | More by boldcity2008
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

During a trip to Jax for the week of the 4th of July, I picked up a 6-pack of Intuition's I-10 cans at total wine. The brewery is 2 blocks from Kickbacks so I was thinking about paying a visit. After effortlessly downing 4 of the canned ipas, it was now on my to-do list to see the brewery.

I stopped in on Friday. Just before 3:00 (when they open) a line started to form at the door. Evidently they have a tour right when they open, so that was the cause for the line. You enter the taproom and there is a walled-off area that forms a "U-shaped" area for the tasting room with the bar being placed at the base of the U-shape. Everything appears clean and tables for 4 line all around with room for a dozen or so at the bar. On the dividing wall hangs 4 total chalk boars displaying everything on tap. At the time of my visit, there were 14 offerings available. I opted for glasses of the King Street imperial stout and Shape Shifter Saison. Both were pretty decent, id drink the stout again where the saison could use a little tweaking. From memory, some other items on tap included a schwarzbier aged with hot peppers, a triple, a couple hoppy brews (pale ale and an ipa or 2), a wit, common ale and I believe a red ale.

Not only can you order a pint but they also offer a sampler tray that is sonething like 6 selections for a dollar a piece. They also had 2 of their offerings available in cans to go as well as growlers that were priced fairly. Along the 2nd half of the u-shaped area, there is merchandise as well as board games for patrons to entertain themselves while having a beer.

Overall not a bad place. It is worth checkin out and if I had more time I could have easily spent a few hours working over a couple pours of all their offerings. I believe I over-heard the bartender say that they have only been in business for 2 years. That is pretty impressive considering the spread of styles on draft and that they are canning.

07-09-2012 14:08:43 | More by stakem
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MikeFromMarsPA

Pennsylvania

4.64/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Stopped in this past Tuesday night, as Tropical Storm Debbie passed overhead. Torrential downpour, standing water in the streets kinda thing. Definitely in need of a place to hole up for a couple hours. Fortunately the power didn't go out.

Second time down here from western PA, actually. First time was back in January, a few months after they opened.

I'm going to make the claim (which I know some Cigar City fan will have a problem with) that this is the best brewery in Florida. The atmosphere is industrial and unpretentious, the crowd is friendly and chatty, and both times the service was attentive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. And the selection? Both times they had 15-18 beers on for us to try. The first time down in January they had SIX DIFFERENT IPA's on tap. Six. In January they were hoping to get a canning system set up within a year, and last week they already had it running. 2 6-packs of I-10 IPA to take back north? Why, thank you!

I could never live in Florida but I will find any excuse I can to get back to Jacksonville. This place is incredible and getting better.

07-02-2012 15:40:37 | More by MikeFromMarsPA
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This review is based on two visits near Memorial Day in 2011 and 2012. My wife and I got a private tour during the 2011 visit.

Intuition is one of the best, and perhaps the most ambitious in terms of breadth of offerings, of the breweries in the JAX area. The location is not particularly appealing on the approach, but is fine upon arrival. Inside, you'll find an environment conducive to enjoying fine beer. One strong point is the sheer number and variety of beers on tap: about 16 taps usually! While they do not serve food, I understand that they allow BYOF.

The main area has a good number of tables of varying size, as well as a bar seating about 12. They also have a much larger area used for private parties and other events.

They have about 3 pricing levels, reflecting the cost of the beers; all seem reasonable to me. The same three pricing levels carry over to their growler fills and kegs. The sampler is a very good buy -- $6 for 6 decent size (4oz?) samples of any of the beers on tap. With a such a wide variety of beers on tap, for a micro-brewery, it's great to be able to pick those you'd most like to try or compare, and to skip some that represent styles not to your liking.

New for my more recent visit: they now sell some canned beer to go. Currently: "Jon Boat and People’s Pale Ale are $9 for a six-pack and $36 for a case. I-10 IPA is $10 for a six-pack and $40 for a case."

They also have tours, although these don't seem to be popular.

The clientele is clearly mixed in terms of age, SES and occupation. The majority seem to be locals who stop by for a beer and perhaps to get a growler fill to take home. There's a nice "Mug Club" for such locals. {Out-of-staters be forewarned: Florida law only permits the unusual size growlers of 1 quart and 1 gal. to be used. So if you are bringing a 'standard' 64 oz. growler in from, say Georgia, they won't be able to fill it. Of course, they can sell you a container in either "Florida" size.}.

The service is excellent, being both friendly and knowledgeable.

06-26-2012 01:56:10 | More by chinchill
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Aiptasia

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

Located in a more industrial section of King Street (near Roselle Avenue), Intuition Ale works appears as a grey warehouse with the simple logo on the side of the building. Intuition has a main tasting room which is decorated with natural wood floors, a medium sized wooden bar and several black high tables throughout the room. It can occommodate about 75 people comfortably before it starts to get really crowded. There is an overflow bar located in the brewery itself which has a much larger space, a huge wooden bar, picnic tables and some simple games for kids like toss across and such. On weekends and during special release nights, you'll find both bar areas crowded, filled with the beerish folks of Jacksonville, FL.

A: Atmosphere is modern and fun. The crowd is generally a mix of college aged students, working stiffs from the Riverside area, and downtown businessmen looking for a diversion on the ride home. There are slates with the latest beer offerings scribbled on them throughout and there is one flat screened TV for sports and whatnot.

Q: Quality of their beer is outstanding. I can't wait for Intuition to begin bottling and canning operations this year so they can show off what they can do to the rest of the world. All of their beers are brewed on-site, and the selection rotates based on what's fresh out of the fermenters or aging barrels.

S: Service is outstanding. The staff is very friendly and will help you select a great beer based on what you like if you're clueless as to what to try. They will offer you a small sample of the beers if you've never tried them before, or an around the world selection of various styles for a small fee.

Sel: Selection is also great. The only reason I didn't rate them a 5.0 is that it's sometimes nice to try a guest beer from another brewery, and Intuition really isn't into that. They prefer their brands, which is fine. All of their beers are excellent. Expect to recieve your beers in a pint, snifter or a glass mug (for beer club members) with a dog tag attached that has your name on it. Prices start about $5.00 for pints and 10 oz pours. They also sell quart and gallon growlers for serious fans.

F: Food isn't served in-house, but more often than not, they do have a local company on the premises offering up food to the thirsty crowd. They do this by means of supporting local food trucks by letting them park and serve out next to the loading dock, or inside the tasting room for pizza nights and the like.

V: Value is excellent. Where can you get a double hopped Belgian Tripel for $5 a pint? How about a pint of world class breakfast stout aged in whiskey barrels for 22 months for the same price? Nowhere.

01-06-2012 16:42:42 | More by Aiptasia
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azorie

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$

last visit aug 2012:
The selection is way up to 15 some days.
Its still a clique place, but friendly. Meaning when they are slow they will chat, but if their buddies show up.

Then just be thankful you get served, of course if you a young pretty female your review will be different, lol. Anyway its not a great place to hang out, but once your drunk anyplace is great to hang out I guess.

The beer ranges from really good to so so. of course it caters to hop heads.
I understand its my problem but I just want a standard porter, and Standard PA, oh well I keep coming back every now and then hoping.

Still it worth trying, its the best brewery in town but that is still not saying much.
Prices are decent.

OLD:
Was at the grand opening, which was a mad house. circa 2010
we been back twice since then. The tap room is to be frank, is kind of stale and sterile. I start with the bad and end on the good. the open air picnic area is better than the tap room.

Atmosphere: the last visit, the bartender had a phone plugged in to give us some Pandora. Usually its bland, no music, they got wifi I guess if your bring it with you its a great place, hell I do that @ home and save cash. You think its a brewery how about special beer, 1 offs, casks, cheaper prices but nope. they all need to visit Cigar city and learn from the best in Florida.

The bad: parking. you park your car and prey your car is there when you leave. to say its in a dodgy part of town is a understatement. I been hit up for money twice on leaving the place, its sad, but they need to fence in and pave the parking. If it rains get ready to get muddy.*AUG 2011: I was told they have gotten security now, one hopes so.

the good part: if your a hop head this is the place for you if you don't mind overpriced 14oz drafts, you think @ the brewery the beer be cheap, but you be wrong, AND while at grand opening the stout was a full shaker pint, now they claim its somewhere between 7.5% and up ABV, (no1 knows for sure). anyway you get a half pour of that now. again if you love hoppy west cost beers this place is in your wheel house, me I was hoping for something different brewery wise. I was hoping for Belgian like beer, if you are don't waste your time here, all the beers are over hopped for the style IMHO.

AUG 2011: anyway the prices are now 4 bucks a pint so that is good, for most of the beers anyway. the Sasion was not bad and not as hoppy, the alt was also semi balanced.

Service: @ the bar well since there were only 4 or 5 folks there it was good.
AUG 2011 we opened the place so service was as good as it gets.
But as 5pm happened it go so crowded service was slightly off until the extra bartender showed p.

value: well @ 4/5 + a 14 oz pint its the same rip off every other bar in town has

OVERALL: best tap room in town atm, beers will hopefully get better and better.

07-29-2011 18:59:17 | More by azorie
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yankeej13

Florida

4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

We went there with my company to have a meeting.

The atmosphere was nice, the taproom is very nice and clean. T.Vs in multiple places, very nice place to have a fresh beer and relax.

Quality- I was most impressed because they had other peoples beer on tap in their own ale house which is very nice, shows alot of respect to the Microbrew community!

Service- Really great, After we took the tour of their brewery we headed off to the ale house and was givin an in depth talk about their beers and everything about them. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable!

Selection- For a new brewery they had a bunch of good beers. Since they did not have enough of their own beers to fill up all the lines on their tap wall they had other breweries to fill in. All the beers were up to quality, which made it most enjoyable! Cheers!

07-24-2011 01:45:33 | More by yankeej13
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Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville, FL
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.