Florida Avenue Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery
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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by packetknife:
1.5/5 rDev -51.5%
The staff at the St. Petersburg Pier were raving about this one and I can't understand why. Think one of those new ultra-light 60-some calories beers. Serve it really cold. This is maybe an upscale version of those?
Poured very very light yellowish, no head at any point, not very well carbonated. Maybe a bit of hop on the nose and maybe a touch less on the mouth. I could actually see somebody accepting this as water-fountain water if they didn't know it was a beer.
I was very disappointed based on the number of people who raved about this at the Pier.
04-15-2011 17:43:21 | More by packetknife
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2.15/5 rDev -30.4%
A- Pours a clear golden yellow color with an off-white head.
S- The aroma is sweet malt and very fruity (almost artificial like Fruit Loops).
T- The taste like the aroma is faint wheat in the background with more of the artificial fruity flavors that were present in the aroma.
M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation.
O- Overall, I just wasn't a huge fan of this beer. Did not taste very fresh or natural.
05-28-2012 02:55:59 | More by cjgator3
2.74/5 rDev -11.3%
Notes from 3/13. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. This 'American Wheat Ale with Citrus' comes across as a Pale Ale in a way. Pours a medium straw with a thin cap, quite clear for a wheat ale and showing just a hint of haze.
Aroma throws a funky hop pitch at you initially but fortunately this settles out quickly with a bit of exposure. Offers a bit of sour lemony wheat after some warming. Not all bad but not really much going on. Aroma seems like a secondary concern here.
Taste is very light with a touch of malt but no discernible wheat component. Bit of lemon on the finish. Feel is light yet smooth and not watery. Again, no definitive wheat texture to be found. Given the color/haze, smell and taste I would assume this wheat ale has no more than 10 or 20 percent wheat.
Overall just not a whole lot to love here. Similar to the blueberry wheat without the blueberry of course, perhaps the same base beer, and dare I say lacking something as a result. Not bad by any means, just lacking enough character to desire another.
01-10-2014 05:37:53 | More by HalfFull
2.45/5 rDev -20.7%
Bottle: Poured a super pale yellow color ale with a medium size pure white foamy head with good carbonation and not much lacing. Aroma of light wheat malt notes with light citrus undertone. Taste is also on the lighter side of things with light wheat malt notes with some unrefined grain notes and light citrus finish. Body is super light with medium carbonation. Not going back for another one of those anytime soon.
02-27-2012 19:57:27 | More by Phyl21ca
1.2/5 rDev -61.2%
Tasted what was sold as a Pale Ale at the House of Beer in Dunedin. Thankfully it was replaced with a true Pale Ale. This beer had no color and no taste. The color was about what one would expect for a macro brew light beer not a microbrew pale ale. Most of the remainder of this is only to fill space, this is rather silly.
03-09-2011 21:15:12 | More by nemesis1942
3.4/5 rDev +10%
A - light yellow, clear with a small ring of foam that forms a sparce dotting.
S - Grainy aroma with a little tidal pool and kelp.
T - Served cold flavors are light grainy. Refreshing but unremarkable.
M - Medium body. Tingly carbonation.
O - Drinkable refreshing wheat without any notable flaws or oustanding qualities.
05-09-2011 00:28:51 | More by WickedSluggy
4.08/5 rDev +32%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic. I'm aware this is a wheat beer of some sort, and the label says "Ale with natural flavors added," but beyond that I'm absolutely clueless to what this will taste like.
I pop this open and pour it, and it immediately pours a pilsner-esque transparent gold - if this is a wheat beer, it's surely filtered. The head is about a finger and a half of dense, white foam which retains decently. Lacing is below average. The smell is a little difficult to coax out, but once accomplished I get some very pale wheat, some pale malts, and some sort of a fruit - perhaps an apricot flavor? There's citrus flavors and something a bit nutty here too. It smells good, just weak. The taste does step things up a notch though. First comes the very pale wheat flavors that simmer for a bit until a strong rush of fruity and nutty flavors rush in - I believe it's a sort of an apricot flavor. It's incredibly juicy, one of the best fruit flavors I've ever tasted in a beer, which might have something to do with the bottling date - this was bottled less than a week ago.
The mouthfeel is good; it's very light and crisp. The carbonation is downright aggressive, but it seems to work well with this brew. The drinkability is absolutely off the charts - I could seriously drink this all day and have a really good time. It's just very pleasant tasting and very easy drinking - almost a light beer for the beer geek crowd. Recommended for fans of Magic Hat #9, this owes more than a bit in formula to it. I surely enjoyed this and will be purchasing it again, but it's not for everyone.
02-05-2011 05:38:08 | More by shand
3.3/5 rDev +6.8%
Thanks for sharing this beer, Bobby.
A: The pour is a pale straw color with a white head.
S: Smells sort of adjunct laden. There may not be corn in this, but it smells like there is. Cooked grains and sweet grain and malt notes are really all there is to this beer. Maybe a touch of floral and grassy hop notes.
T: Mildly fruity on the tongue with a sweet grain flavor that really dominates. There seems to be a hint of vanilla in the background, too. Definitely some sugar notes in there.
M: Light in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: This was just sort of your generic "beer flavored" beverage. Not terribly enjoyable.
04-16-2011 18:14:13 | More by womencantsail
3.81/5 rDev +23.3%
I had no idea this was wheat type ale. Just saw it was a local brewery so figured I would try it. I don't really like any wheat beers although some of the Belgian ones are ok. I am mainly a lager drinker. That's just what my taste buds prefer.
I was quite surprised when I drank it. It had a very subtle wheat taste. It went down smooth and I could easily take down a six pack of it. The aroma had a slight malty smell but not overpowering and it was a slightly hazy golden amber color. A light crisp taste that stayed the whole way down. No harsh or bitter aftertaste.
12-11-2013 23:08:47 | More by darthbeer84
Florida Avenue Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.