Mad Manatee IPA | Bold City Brewery

Mad Manatee IPAMad Manatee IPA
BA SCORE
32.4%
Liked This Beer
3.52 w/ 204 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:
#38,947
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
204
Liked:
66
Avg:
3.52/5
pDev:
12.5%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of JayQue
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK IPA. My first brew from this company...bottle brought back from Jacksonville by a fellow Defense contractor. Pours a nice hazy dark amber with a decent size pillowy off-white head. Good retention and good lacing.

Smell was about average, mild earthy hops. Taste is balanced...flavorful enough but no hop bomb under any circumstances and a large amount of caramel malt in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp but a hair thin. Drinkability is pretty good. I'm guessing that this is about the same octane as Celebration Ale. Not the most memorable IPA but not bad either.

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Photo of unclejimbay
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mad Manatee IPA
Bold City Brewery
Style: American IPA
ABV: unknown

I was new to this local taproom, so I was very curious to try this brew during my first visit ~10/2009. I did not take any detailed notes at the time as I was visiting w/ 3 friends and tried to stay social. But I did take detailed mental notes and determined this brew was on par, and would get a growler of it in a heartbeat.

The IPA offering was bitter without being overdone. Balanced as much as an IPA needs to be, still allowing the hop character to be showcased accordingly. Enjoyable, to style, and sessionable option fo rmy next visit. A bit less "piney" than the Chinook offering.

I plan to take some more detailed notes on my next visit, and plan to update this review. In the meantime it's a rough reference for those who may be wondering how this brewery is doing @ the "one year old" milestone.

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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 CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: golden amber hues, reddish, low head lacing

smell: sublte citrus and a lot of perfume and earthy meadow aromas.

taste: bitter ale with slight citrus taste but lots of floral hop flavor, it's balanced.

mouthfeel: medium bodied, slightly on the chewy side for a IPA

drinkability: decent, I like his chinook much better, but it's another decent BC offering.

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Mad Manatee IPA from Bold City Brewery
Beer rating: 32.4% out of 100 with 204 ratings
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