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Florida Avenue Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery

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Florida Avenue Ale
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 21.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 02-05-2011)
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Photo of nemesis1942
1.2/5  rDev -61%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

Photo of packetknife
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%
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.

Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Wsherry1
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of cjgator3
2.15/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle

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.

Photo of hmmmbeer10
2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of ktrillionaire
2.42/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The new kid on the block comes through with three bottled offerings. This is the poorest of the three, in my book.

A - It pours an absolutely translucent straw-gold hue and is capped with a fizzy white head of minimal duration. There is no lace or retention despite fair carbonation.

S - There is faint smell of hay, straw, and dirty laundry, but not expressed pleasantly like a Saison. Thankfully it is faint, as mentioned. Beyond that though, there isn't much except vague beeriness.

T - The taste is an improvement on the nose, but not by much. The slight straw-sock essence is even more slight, but there is, again, nothing beyond that other than a faint beeriness.

M - Too sharply carbonated, with no real flavor to enhance in the first place.

D - Not so much. Try the Florida Avenue Blueberry instead. It is pretty good for what it is.

Photo of CHIMat
2.44/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.45/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of iemailjack
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of GABrew
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of twizzbeatz
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of ajtorres311
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of bushdere
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Rlombardi75
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of TubbyDullard
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Trevormcraig
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of KajII
2.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a clear pale yellow with a huge (3-4 finger) white frothy head that was fully diminishing and had poor spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a mild grain malt and a soapy yeast with a hint of citrus (lemon).

The taste was very mild and had a light hint of citrus from the start with a mild funky yeast settling in towards the end. The flavor was short lived and very light after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall a very light Wheat beer, that I feel fell just a tad short. Although, the low ABV and easy drinkability make it a decent session brew...

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Photo of HalfFull
2.74/5  rDev -11%
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.

Photo of JayEvans813
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of edhead
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of nightsky
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of TampaHefeMan
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Alyssa1025
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%

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