Mad Manatee IPA | Bold City Brewery

Mad Manatee IPAMad Manatee IPA
BA SCORE
3.52/5
206 Ratings
Mad Manatee IPAMad Manatee IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cjgator3 on 12-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,343
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
206
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Single finger head with nice lacing in a murky amber with golden hues body. Aroma is mild with some malt and light musty hop aroma. Flavor is mostly pine and bitter hops. Very one dimensional however hop heavy. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a simple IPA with nothing memorable really. This is a Popular bold city brew but not popular with me.

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Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.17/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, orange color with golden highlights. It had a small, white head of foam. It had a short lived head and left a little lacing.

S - It smelled citrusy with sweet caramel malt. Some floral notes.

T - It tasted of burnt toast maltiness with some caramel. The hops added a citrusy kick.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is an okay IPA. It is drinkable but not fantastic.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bold City Brewery "Mad Manatee IPA"
12 oz. can, coded "212 14 11:33"
$1.67 @ Winn Dixie #0199, Jacksonville, FL

Appearance: Very hazy orange-copper body with visible particulate in suspension - most likely from dry hopping. The frothy off-white drops steadily to a wide collar. Lacing is average.

Aroma: Citrus and pine over a gentle golden caramel drizzled malt base.

Flavor: Bright hops combine citrus and pine with a subtle berry-like fruitiness (that could be from hops or yeast). A golden caramel character gives the grainy and biscuity malt charm, and it remains sweetish against a just-enough-to-balance bitterness along with a subtle, underlying tartness that's really quite unique. It finishes dry with lingering notes of pine and spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately crisp before warming in the mouth to soften and become almost smooth.

Overall: A straightforward, clearly crafted IPA that's an accessible, reliable, and drinkable beer.

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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 nickfl
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy, orange body with a small head of white foam. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - A light, spicy pine aroma with some orange hop character. There is a little bit of bready malt in the background with a hint of toasted grain.

T - Bready malt up front with some caramel and toffee. Orange hops appear in the middle and give way to pungent pine in the finish. Strong bitterness duels with the bready malt and wins out in the end with a pithy, almost medicinal bite lingering in the aftertaste.

M - Moderately thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Not bad, the hop aroma is subtle, but very nice. The flavor is more about bitterness than hop character, which I don't care for but would work well for the real bitterness lovers out there. The malt is nicely handled an manages to keep things balanced up until the harshly bitter finish. I would probably really like this IPA if the hop aroma was just turned up a notch or two. As it stands, it is good but not great.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazed, dark amber body with a smallish, whitish head.

Smell: Aroma smelling of Brach's caramel squares, some earthy, leafy hops, and touches of pithy citrus.

Taste: Pale malts along with tastes of caramel and lightly toasted bread. Medium sweetness. Leafy, citrusy hop character. Moderately bitter. After the midway surge of bitterness, the malts hang back, allowing the hops to dominate somewhat. Dry, citric finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly solid! Stop and have a pint as this isn't just another IPA to plow over recklessly in a motorboat.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 stakem
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can recently purchased and consumed while in the area of the brewery. It appears a copper color with a white head that fades leaving patchy webs of lace.

The aroma is fruity and pulpy with citrus hops and contrasting caramel to biscuit grain backing.

The taste is pulpy bitterness lightly fruity and floral with ample resinous bitterness that lasts with some bready grain sweetness to contrast.

This is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Overall a decent brew but nothing wowing about it.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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 VeganUndead
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.17/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Bold City Brewery, the beer was served up in a pint glass. The beer is a bright, clear orange-gold coloring with a thin, clingy film of head. Great aroma of cedar and resinous, spiced hops. The flavors are smooth, with grapefruit and citrus blended sweetness forming a backbone for very spicy hops to springboard. There is a smokey and peppery aftertaste, with a dry, bitter finish. This beer is tasty, and light enough to drink A LOT of. That's a good characteristic, because I usually end up leaving with a growler of it, and in FL a growler is a gallon! Enjoy this one, my fellow hopheads!

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Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of drabmuh
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter, picked this bottle up in FL a few weeks back, just now getting to it. Beer is dark amber with a mild haze, nice off white head of small bubbles, moderate to low carbonation, nice lacing, looks good.

Aroma is lightly hoppy and a little grainy, I hope it tastes better than it smells.

It does taste better than it smells but it still isn't very hoppy. This is almost like a red ale in the mouthfeel, medium in body mildly bitter on the back end, mostly earthy piny hop components, a light IPA, probably not a repeat but a decent beer.

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Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of eawolff99
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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 waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
2.79/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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Mad Manatee IPA from Bold City Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 206 ratings
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