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Florida Avenue Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery

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Florida Avenue Ale
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 22.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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 -61.3%
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.

nemesis1942, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of packetknife
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%
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.

packetknife, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -35.5%

beernads, May 11, 2013
Photo of Wsherry1
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Wsherry1, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
2.15/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

cjgator3, May 28, 2012
Photo of hmmmbeer10
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

hmmmbeer10, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of ktrillionaire
2.42/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

ktrillionaire, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.45/5  rDev -21%
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.

Phyl21ca, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of iemailjack
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of GABrew
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

GABrew, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of twizzbeatz
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

twizzbeatz, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of ajtorres311
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

ajtorres311, May 16, 2013
Photo of bushdere
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

bushdere, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Rlombardi75
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Rlombardi75, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of TubbyDullard
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

TubbyDullard, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Trevormcraig
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Trevormcraig, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of KajII
2.53/5  rDev -18.4%
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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KajII, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
2.74/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

HalfFull, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of JayEvans813
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

JayEvans813, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of TampaHefeMan
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

TampaHefeMan, May 14, 2012
Photo of Notacraftdrinker
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Notacraftdrinker, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of da_beers
2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

da_beers, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Andrew_Rios122
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Andrew_Rios122, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of jminch
3/5  rDev -3.2%

jminch, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -3.2%

mobrockman, Aug 23, 2013
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Florida Avenue Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.