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Intuition Ale Works

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Intuition Ale WorksIntuition Ale Works
BA SCORE
95
world-class

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.04%
Active Beers: 117
Beer Ratings: 873
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @intuitionale

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(Place added by: azorie on 12-26-2010)
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
Photo of Aiptasia
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

Aiptasia, Jan 06, 2012
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Cool brewery with lots of beers. Very nice people and very helpful. Had a flight with a friend (two flights), and time went by flying. Super relaxed atmosphere.

Beers were good, not outstanding, but this brewery is a nice addition to the craft beer movement in Florida. I will go back certainly.

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3.76/5  rDev -13%

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.

WebGuyMike, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of rferrell
4.58/5  rDev +6%

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!

rferrell, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of boldcity2008
2.48/5  rDev -42.6%

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.

boldcity2008, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of stakem
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

stakem, Jul 09, 2012
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Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville, FL
95 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.