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Florida Avenue Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery

Florida Avenue Ale
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 22.88%


Brewed by:
Cold Storage Craft Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: shand on 02-05-2011)
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Reviews by packetknife:
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packetknife

Idaho

1.5/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 17:43:21 | More by packetknife
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

04-06-2014 18:52:25 | More by hmmmbeer10
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

01-21-2014 00:35:33 | More by zeff80
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HalfFull

California

2.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 05:37:53 | More by HalfFull
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darthbeer84

Florida

3.81/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 23:08:47 | More by darthbeer84
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HideYaBeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -2%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2%

10-25-2013 20:32:01 | More by Remdog
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slfuller30

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Illinois

2/5  rDev -34.6%

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Florida

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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mobrockman

Florida

3/5  rDev -2%

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da_beers

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A - pale yellow, very light straw color. Minimal head that quickly dissipated. Good carbonation coming up. Like a bud light in color really.

S - mainly wheat and citrus. The citrus is refreshing and zesty. Smells very much like a hefeweizen.

T - kind of flat on the palate. Not much here. The aftertaste has a bit of the citrus. Really mainly flat and non-descript. Wheat is trying to come out but is hidden.

M - this is its standout to me. Very smooth and mellow on te palate. Right amount of carbonation. Aftertaste sits nicely, but very mellow.

O - my first by Cold Storage. Was not impressed. It is drinkable for the summer, however. But if its flavor you're after, not the one for you.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 18:31:35 | More by da_beers
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johntfox

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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Florida

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Florida

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Florida

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -2%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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Florida Avenue Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.