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Florida Avenue India Pale Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cold Storage Craft Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: shand on 02-05-2011

50 IBU
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Photo of cistercian12
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Had at Snapper's on St. Pete Beach. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Hazy orange gold, with a thin white head and a few bubbles of carbonation.

S: Not a huge nose on this. Significant bready malt over citrus and a slight pine hop aroma.

T: Follows the nose, and overall not as hop-forward as should be expected from an IPA. Citrus, grapefruit rind, and mild pine over a smooth bready malt. Moderate bitterness in the hang.

M: Fairly light body, decent carbonation sensation, and only a mild alcohol presence.

O: I don't find anything particularly objectionable here, but it certainly does nothing to excite me or make me want to have another one. A very pedestrian attempt at an IPA - perhaps more suited to an APA, but even then I would expect a better hop bouquet.

Photo of dking1525
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Labeorphile
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Light gold color with a thick, white, long-lasting head with tiny streams of bubbles holding it up from underneath.

Nose has light hoppiness, but not incredibly strong. Flavor is a watered down hop without a lot of bitterness. Kind of an IPA for those not familiar with the style. Nothing overpowering, but with a little slick mouth feel.

Boring, but not offensive, and better than most beers I have found where I am staying in Florida.

Photo of johntfox
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JRBecks
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CorvetteMike
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle to glass golden color with nice head.
a: Golden color, 2 finger width head
s: Light citrusy smell
t: Light citrusy flavor, with very smooth good taste
m: Medium body, with no aftertaste, or bitterness
o: Smooth, good taste

Glad I sampled this beer while on vacation in Florida.

Photo of MonkeyStain
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Ctruskey
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of joel66
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of briiguy
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Willcourt
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of HATS4BATS
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of StratManKudzu
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of RonfromJersey
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of adam42381
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MatthewPlus
1.3/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

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.

Photo of craft_shannie
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of newenglandontap
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jlindros
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Lukahn (Reddit) for this, my first from this brewery.

Nice fluffy 1+ finger head that doesn't want to fade, but leaves a bit of lacing as it slowly does, over semi hazy slightly darker nectar orange colored beer.

Nose has some lighter hops, a bit of pine, hint resin, light citrus, more candy like hops again that bring a bit of candied orange zest, a light sweet caramel malt and candy like base, and most likely some bittering hops.

Taste continues, with some earthy hops, little pine and citrus, decent bitterness, again a light candy hop flavor with more candied orange, and a little rind. Light fruits under that, with a bit of chewy candy malt base, little caramel and slight sweet malt to balance the hops. Juicy but light overall, big malty base. Finish is still a bit sweet, bit more bitterness, little fruity and citrus hop, more candy hops and malt flavors lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, little fluffy, good carb.

Overall not bad. Not sure why it has such a low rating. Not the best hops but decent, lighter on the bitterness but still overall pretty tasty, clean, etc. Little too sweet as well but still decent.

Photo of Sabrewolff
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Florida Avenue India Pale Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.