Panic Attack | Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers "the garage project"

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers "the garage project"
Florida, United States
holymackerelbeers.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by adkirkish on 07-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,624
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
174
pDev:
19.16%
 
 
Wants:
2
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Photo of kennyvalentine
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Non scientific rating. But I really like this beer. I had it sitting in my refrigerator for probably 8 months, finally drank it because I was out of my favorite beer everyday beer.
Appearance is nice. Nose is not overly sweet. Seemed like I could taste the alcohol. Which I like. But it was extremely smooth. No bite and a pleasant feel and aftertaste. Felt like cream soda in my mouth with a pleasant slight boozy taste on the back of my tongue and in my nose. I will definitely consider making space for this beer in my refrigerator.

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Photo of giefanarr
4.04/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squidretired
4.31/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A very sweet beer, not unlike a real Cafe Cubano, which it is modeled on. It pours a dark golden color with little head. The nose is coffeeish with a sweet taste throughout the glass. The mouth feel is smooth.

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Photo of Satorn
2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 12 oz bottle purchased and consumed in Florida.
Slightly hazy copper body with a good off-white head and ample lacing.
Near medium body with lively carbonation.
Fruity and floral aroma with only hints of the 10% ABV.
Moderately complex flavor for style with a nice dynamic. Sweet and fruity with hints of bread, peaches and tropical fruits.

Overall: dangerously easy drinking with rather well hidden alcohol. Improved with some warming.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.52/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of iftcoach
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LMO1190
2.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

L- Copper color wit a thin head
Smell-Big boozy smell with a bubble gum scent.
Taste- Classic belgium taste. Gum, fruitiness. But you can really taste the alcohol.
Feel- Very thin, leave a burn in the back of the mouth(@ 55 degree F). Feels like a slow sipper!!

Overall- This better is not bad, but is it isn't great either. It's pretty much OK. That alcohol burn is a bit to much for me. I would probably be better on a cold winter night. But I don't think I would go out of my way to get more.

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Photo of Griphon
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the strongest pale ales on the planet. Goes great with steak!

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Photo of CBrodbeck
2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JasW
3.22/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a quickly dissipating, thin off-white head over a deep copper body. Nose is pure mustiness. Treacly, perhaps too much so, with a chalky aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel. Not bad, but not particularly good, at least as far as whatever Belgian style it's aiming at. While the label contends its a "fusion" of a saison and a tripel, it bears only a passing resemblance to either in the taste department -- though that's overwhelmed by the high sugar content -- and neither in the looks department given the copper color. A sweet BSDA? A quad? Hard to say. At least the booze is hidden somewhat by the sugar, although there's still a definite hotness.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of babaracas
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear copper with lots of fine sediment in suspension, thin white head sticks around decently leaving a few splotches of lace behind. Smell: lots of caramel, dates, apricot jam, sugary, mildly bready and spicy. Smells like a mediocre biere de garde, which would not a bad thing, comparatively. Taste: huge dose of steely caramel, overly sweet cinnamon raisin bread, booze, caramelized pear, peaches in syrup, more booze. Syrupy, sticky mess of a body with low carbonation for either of the styles it's attempting to be. I knew this was contract brewed but thought it was at least brewed in FL (as it masquerades as a local on FL's east coast), but it's instead brewed at Thomas Creek... they make good beers, but also apparently make this mess.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.86/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.76/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Panic Attack from Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers "the garage project"
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 174 ratings