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Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner | Florida Beer Company

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2.77/5
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61 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States
floridabeer.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UnionMade on 09-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,603
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
61
pDev:
20.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.17/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap into plastic cup at pool bar. Clear light amber appearance with good head retention. Looks appealing. Very bread-y taste, chewy mouthfeel. Sweeter than expected but very little hop balance. Drinkable and somewhat refreshing.

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Photo of OompaMentor
2.03/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draft pour into plastic cup (DWorld). Pale yellow, moderate carbonation and one finger head. Slight hint of malt and hops but not much else to nose. Initial taste is slightly sour (not what I expected) and is thin; the hop taste gently lingers. Not a fan of this one!

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Photo of hoosier222002
3.42/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
2.97/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured thin, color was a pale yellow, not much for nose, taste was slight lemon, malt. OK mouthfeel for the style. Overall refreshing enough though would not get it again.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.84/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
2.84/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at Florida Beer 3/15/16

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Photo of Boone757
3.34/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of treyaxx
2.63/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GatorHopper
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MPSTARR
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Dheil
4/5  rDev +44.4%

Nice light tasting beer for hot days

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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of a0lbudman
3.16/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Hazy golden color with a large white head that leaves a good lace around the glass
S-malt and hop mixture
T-hop and malt mixture with a hop bitter aftertaste that is not overpowering
M-light body and heavy carbonation
O-good beach beer with some hop flavor. I could see myself on the beach with one of these

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Photo of drbenderdo
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of jaydoc
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of rorjets
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jlindros
2.65/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Whoa... what bad reviews so far. Got this in a trade recently thanks to Lukahn (Reddit), normally this would be a great summer beer, but can't wait that long to try it.

At least it's not a screw cap. Pours a large fizzy quickly rising 2 finger head that keeps trying to fade but is quickly reinforced by the millions of bubbles streaming from the bottom, and not just the etch at the bottom of the SA PP glass. As the head fades, the edges fade first and it gets a little pillowy and collapses on itself, but alas no lacing, over a very clear slightly hazed golden pilsner color.

Nose starts a little yeasty, with very light pilsner malts underneath it, a light C02 aroma even there's so much carbonation, a hint of a pale malt maybe, and touch of grassy hops, but it's hard to get much aroma over the crazy yeasty trube aroma.

Taste brings more yeast, again like chewing on the trube. Then sourness, a slight infection like sourness or just a terrible beer flavor, not sure which. Light metallic tinny flavor, little adjunct malt, and a soda like sweetness really has a Sprite like flavor. Light gritty but semi dry finish, little yeast and sour Sprite flavor as well as lots of bleh!

MOuth is somehow both thin and gritty, grimy, way too much carbonation too.

Overall, I can see why this got bad reviews. It's hard to tell if infected or just a really bad beer, with the sourness, tinny flavors, yeasty overkill, way too much carbonation, and very little malt to begin with, and no hops. No way I'm gonna finish it.

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3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of redfire89
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of broller
4/5  rDev +44.4%

Photo of FLBEERGUY25
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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