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Florida Avenue Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery

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Florida Avenue Ale
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 22.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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nemesis1942

Florida

1.2/5  rDev -61.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2011 21:15:12 | More by nemesis1942
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packetknife

Idaho

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%
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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beernads

Florida

2/5  rDev -35.3%

05-11-2013 05:04:10 | More by beernads
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Wsherry1

Illinois

2/5  rDev -35.3%

10-02-2013 21:56:16 | More by Wsherry1
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cjgator3

Florida

2.15/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 02:55:59 | More by cjgator3
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

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

Florida

2.42/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 20:58:52 | More by ktrillionaire
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 19:57:27 | More by Phyl21ca
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iemailjack

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

01-07-2013 23:35:46 | More by iemailjack
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GABrew

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

07-10-2014 23:29:16 | More by GABrew
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twizzbeatz

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

04-02-2012 06:08:25 | More by twizzbeatz
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ajtorres311

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

05-16-2013 16:14:36 | More by ajtorres311
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

03-16-2013 18:33:23 | More by Rlombardi75
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

03-12-2014 19:38:38 | More by TubbyDullard
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Trevormcraig

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

08-02-2012 22:59:58 | More by Trevormcraig
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KajII

North Carolina

2.53/5  rDev -18.1%
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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Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 14:15:44 | More by KajII
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HalfFull

California

2.74/5  rDev -11.3%
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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JayEvans813

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -11%

09-04-2013 16:59:33 | More by JayEvans813
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TampaHefeMan

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -11%

05-14-2012 22:08:15 | More by TampaHefeMan
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -11%

06-10-2014 15:26:09 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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da_beers

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -3.6%
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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Andrew_Rios122

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.9%

07-21-2014 00:20:14 | More by Andrew_Rios122
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jminch

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.9%

04-29-2013 20:13:46 | More by jminch
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mobrockman

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.9%

08-23-2013 00:10:56 | More by mobrockman
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HideYaBeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-10-2013 15:40:03 | More by HideYaBeer
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Florida Avenue Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.