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:
#38,982
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
204
Liked:
66
Avg:
3.52/5
pDev:
12.5%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of sjones5045
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wreckers Orlando 5/20/15

Pretty plain all around. Would say the same thing for every category. Plain plain and plain. Not bad but not good.

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Photo of Preston
2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

(From a can, purchased at Trader Joe's) I had high expectations, but it's just not that great an IPA, especially compared to other Florida IPAs like Funky Buddha, Cigar City, and Proof. Drinkable, certainly, but meh.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.04/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy dark orange, with a small off-white head. Darker for an IPA.

S: Muted citrus hops, and sweet malt.

T: This surprised me a bit. Sweet maltyness, then a touch of fruity bitterness, then more malt. Definitely more malty than your average IPA. Bitterness dies off and the aftertaste is more sweet, almost carmely malt.

F: Medium bodied and very smooth.

O: Lately I've described myself as a hophead, but I do love a good malty beer. This is somewhere in between. Very drinkable, and the bitterness isn't really there. I could see how some with disapprove and say that this Beer doesn't do a good job of standing out. However, I'd drink it again. I'd recommend it to someone who is easily put off by more hopforward IPAs.

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Photo of Bis4beer70
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drinking one'a these as i type...not the greatest ipa i've ever had...not the worst...the manatee/artwork is mad,crazy & groovy!...just went & saw them for realz at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in person & they were mad,crazy & groovy! & cool
...what a great place! go see them if you can!...(mad! crazy! groovy!...like my wife and my brothers & sisters,who i went there with)...
So cheers,cheers,florida beers in 2015!
...also,we brought one back for micheal & katie for being mad,crazy & groovy friends too! (all the notes all over the house left for us were reason enough for bringing ya'll a beer back!) Wild & crazy... cheers!

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Photo of richkrull
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frlrv1020
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12 oz can poured in an American pint, very drinkable, and well balanced.

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Photo of qcghost
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.09/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DovaliHops
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DuffDaddy
1/5  rDev -71.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Keyesmas - too much hops.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Can. Pours a hazy orange color with an off-white head. Aroma is muted. Light citrus and a plain, malty sweetness. Flavor is decently dull as well. Citrus, subtle bitterness and a very agreeable maltiness. It's pretty bland. Pretty balanced. Left me wanting much more. Medium bodied. Didn't perceive much bitterness. Good carbonation. Won't remember this beer.

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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 tgreenwood4
4.39/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Medium hops, not complex, but pleasing. Good with pub food, and popular with our group.

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Photo of JustEd
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TX-Badger
3.14/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Citrus and a little grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a hint of malt. Seems to be a lighter IPA, but still good.

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Photo of LukeK
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Snooprobirob
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Chubbs616
5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of helios7
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of BallsDeep
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Bunny_hops
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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