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Mad Manatee IPA | Bold City Brewery

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3.52/5
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207 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery
Florida, United States
boldcitybrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cjgator3 on 12-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,801
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
207
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
52
Trade:
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of npendres
2.77/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kips
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wjbent
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mad Manatee by Bold City Brewery at Amelia Island Plantation - The Falcon's Nest

Descent IPA; malty with nice hops flavor. Would have been better in tap instead of poured into plastic cup. Sorry, but was pool side. 5/11/17

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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kniles38
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of En29356
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beachops
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J_Mueller
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billolick
4.06/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, "038 17" stamped on the bottom

Pours clouded darker orangey amber, frothy khaki fluff and leaving globs of thicker lacing and low sheeting.

Ripe tropical fruit sniff...mangoe infused

Tasty and enjoyable brew with soft and ripe fruit notes, pineapple and mango coming to mind..better then decent tropical hop Florida IPA

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at World of Beer in The Villages, Florida. Light orange body, mild haze, thick soapy head that coats the glass in lacing. Pine and floral aroma. Breast, malty body with light to medium bitterness. Thirst quenching. Solid.

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Photo of BigGuava90
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matthewwarner
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Machoo
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of larryarms847
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a duller amber red with a slight orange hue and a finger of off-white foam.

Pine and citrus hits the nose up front, but biscuity and caramelly malts lend sweetness to the aroma. However, the aroma is overall rather dull.

Pine and citrusy notes play in the flavor as well, but seem more muted. The biscuity and caramel malt backbone overpowers the hop bitterness.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, leans sweet, minimal bitterness.

Overall, while this is a drinkable beer and has a fantastic label, it needs bit of work. Rather underwhelming, but still easy drinking.

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Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can (thanks LJ) served in a Fat Cat glass.

Hazy copper body with a moderate size white head.

Aroma: mild for style; dominated by hops but with more malt aroma than one might expect.

Flavor: Moderate complexity and low bitterness for an American IPA.

Feel: near medium body; medium carbonation; slightly dry finish.

Overall: a well-crafted, flavorful but mild IPA.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bold City Mad Manatee IPA has a medium, frothy, off-white head, an opaque, orange appearance, lots of tiny tan chunks or bits, and some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of subdued hop oil and fruit, and the flavor is of sweet white bread, low-level hop bitterness, and fruit. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Mad Manatee finishes drying and drinkable.

RJT

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4.18/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Runofthemiller
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid IPA. Very refreshing. Had a six of it on the beach near Jacksonville on a hot day. It was a good choice. I would buy it again.

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Mad Manatee IPA from Bold City Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 207 ratings
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