Florida Avenue India Pale Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
1.28/5 rDev -60.1%
This is really a bothersome beer.
Very lightly hopped, almost no nose, no bitterness on the palate.
My experience with Cold Storage is that they dont appear to want to make good beer. It seems as if they are content to try to be a bridge between Macro drinkers into the Micro industry by creating very homogenized versions of craft styles. I cant imagine a brewer who was worth his salt tasting this beer out of the bright tank and saying, "Yup, this is the IPA i want to put out".
Avoid avoid avoid.
01-28-2013 18:41:45 | More by MatthewPlus
2.48/5 rDev -22.7%
This brewery is in my hood so I wanted to write a review. poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
Appearance -Pours a golden and clear with a real nice head.
Smell - Sweet malts, banana, maybe grapefruit. Low hop profile doesn't really knock your socks off like an IPA should
Taste - Very low hop bitterness. There is a small amount of complexity in the malt flavors but it's left to be desired. They may have tried to make it more "drinkable" than tasty.
Mouthfeel - Nice carbonation, and like I said "drinkable
Overall - This really needs to reworked as a Pale Ale, not an IPA. To bad, This is a region that's growing greatly with the craft beer movement. But this beer should be left behind.
03-01-2012 01:17:40 | More by orock25
2.6/5 rDev -19%
12oz bottle. Best by date of May '12, so this is a little old drinking late Jully. Poured into a white wine glass.
A: Bright orange color. Slightly hazy. Basically only got a ring of bright white for the head retention. Leaves a little bit of lacing, nothing major though.
S: Smells like a malt bomb at this point. Just a lot of bready, sweet malts. Hops are totally masked at this point.
T: Initially I actually do get a touch of a hop bite on the tip of the tongue. It's very little though. There is a strange almost medicinal flavor note in the mid palate. I have no idea what to compare it to, but I don't like it. Then you get those malts. The typical dry IPA finish.
M: It's medium bodied IPA.
O: C- or lower...maybe a fresher one would help.
08-02-2012 14:32:51 | More by inlimbo77
2.65/5 rDev -17.4%
I am strictly an IPA drinker and thought I would give this a try while done in FL. Poured a nice golden amber color with a thick head that lasted awhile. Slightly darker than some other IPA's indicating it might be a little more malty than most which proved to be true after the first sip. Mouth feel was a little thin and the flavor was very balanced between malt and hop bitterness. Not a lot of hop flavor present. Although it was a good, drinkable beer I was left wanting a little more hops. It might be better served in the Pale Ale or English IPA category.
03-31-2012 19:23:59 | More by cwachtel
2.83/5 rDev -11.8%
The Lost Spring Break 2012 Beer Reviews, chapter 3
Bright amber body, plenty of carbonation streams,topped by a fizzy white head. Light lacing.
Assertive pine aroma. Could use a bit of fruitiness.
Sloppy sweetness in he beginning, not a real solid foundation. Traces of soapiness. Late arriving citrus. Bitterness builds instead of biting.
Ok light-plus mouthfeel.
Overall, it looks and and smells good, but it needs work. Not one to search for.
02-23-2013 05:41:33 | More by RonfromJersey
2.9/5 rDev -9.7%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours light amber with full head of white foam. Light (very) citrus smell - but virtually nonexistent. Lightly hopped malty flavor with a long finish. Some citrus too. Lightly carbonated. Nondescript IPA, neither high nor low. Better ones out there for sure, but it does the trick.
03-03-2012 13:07:57 | More by KTCamm
2.95/5 rDev -8.1%
From notes 3/13. 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. 'Dry hopped with cascade for an awesome hop experience' on neck of bottle.
Pours a light copper with a thin layer of off white foam, light retention with fair to decent lace. A bit undercarbonated like many of thier brews and perhaps aimed at consumption direct from the bottle. Brewed and bottled, I believe, at a location other than the small brewery/tasting room here.
Nice citric hop aroma initially or after a good spin, yet less so when the beer glasses over given the light carbonation. it's a constant battle to bring forth the aroma, yet doing so only makes it even more difficult as the carbonation diminishes further. Pleasant overall though a bit reaching, yet nothing to deter.
Hint of caramel on the taste along with a neutral grain character, light sweetness on the finish accompanied by a light though not quite faint bitterness. Feel is smooth for an IPA given the light bitterness. Hop aroma is enhanced with warming but still subtle.
In the end this beer drinks like a Pale Ale. A Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with a bit less caramel and a bit less Cascade as well. An easy drinking warm climate Pale Ale.
Note: 6.0% on label....
01-10-2014 05:24:15 | More by HalfFull
Florida Avenue India Pale Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.