Florida Man
Cigar City Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,642
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,342
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 9.49%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
342
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  73
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: The world needs heroes, and in our home state of Florida only a very special hero will do. A hero with a shark tooth around his neck, a Grim Reaper tattoo on his arm, and a rap sheet longer than his mama’s mustache. A hero who’s forgotten more about amateur taxidermy and alligator rasslin' than you’ll ever know. What better way to pay tribute to our beloved Florida Man than with a big ol’ Double India Pale Ale brewed with a nearly-criminal amount of hops and a moderate bitterness that just about matches Florida Man’s general disposition. This hopped-up whopper of a beer is big in character and guaranteed to sear itself into your memory, just like "the world’s worst superhero," Florida Man.
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Photo of jkblr
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz "CANNED 04/08/[email protected]:54" (39 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 8.5% ABV 80 IBU. The beer pours hazy, nearly opaque, yellow amber with off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and small island. Minimal lacing. The aroma is strong with peach, candied orange, tangerine and maybe a hint of caramel and pine. The taste is semisweet fruit cocktail up front turning to moderate plus bitterness mid-palate with some over ripe citrus and pine notes in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good. This is a weird one for me with a hazy look, strong bitterness and no perceptible malt influence. Maybe it's intended to be just as confused as "Florida Man."

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Photo of HardTarget
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can, dated 4/6/20 sampled 5/15/20. Can printed with RIP John Prine.

Appearance: Hazy, as is the style now days, starts with a poofy finger of white foam that drops back to a full cover that lasts and leaves globs of lace on the glass.

Aroma: Heady hops, tropic, citric, fresh wet hops, lots of them. Hints of a sugar base, but this is a hop bomb.

Taste: Blended hop juice, feels like I should be straining leafy matter through my teeth. But, with the hazy ways now days, not a lot of bitter in the finish. I know it's popular this way, but I like a little substantive burn after a hop overdose which this lacks. Clean crystal malt base has a slight role to play, doing it's job well.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation, gritty texture, oily finish, slight burn.

Overall: I wanted to hate this beer. They replaced Space Pope in the mixed 12 pack which is the only way I can get Cigar City with this. Florida Man is just a nasty trope, low rent, low class, kicking someone while they are down. But I do love John Prine, so who ever canned that day, thanks for the celebration of a great song writer. Marketing and printing aside, this is a tasty hop bomb, not wildly different from Space Pope, but... more. A great fresh hop monster to seriously scratch the hop itch completely off my body. It's a month's worth of hops in a can, I'm going to need some Barleywine to bring me back to balance.

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Photo of maddogruss
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this from a can in a shaker glass.
A: pours hazy gold body with a small white head with pretty good retention and lacing.
S: sweet, citrus juicy notes with some sweet alcohol undertones.
T: sweet, dank citrus notes with some sweet, lemongrass undertones
M: medium bodied and pretty smooth
O: pretty good DIPA; decent balance of hops, alcohol, and malt.

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Photo of UWDAWG
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a snifter.

Look- Medium amber, opaque, no visible sediment, average head retention, above average lacing.

Smell- Citrus, slightly resin, slightly bready, grassy, pineapple.

Taste- Citrus, orange, slightly resin, slightly bready, melon, pineapple.

Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, sweet sticky finish.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: orange with a bit of pineapple

T: follows the nose from start to finish mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: smooth and enjoyable;

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on March 28, 2020. Look is amber orange with a bit of haze and a medium head. Smell is tropical fruit and grass. Taste is orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Feel is medium in body.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

**
04/14/2020

can to snifter,


hazy yellow, white head, wispy after fade. good retention.
cracker, bread, palm, citrus,
grass, melon, cracker

lively, light body.

Good tasty IPA that is fairly light. Jai-Alai is more favorable for me though.

**

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Photo of JamFuel
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber with lots of suspended particles and fine head.

Smell is piney and citrusy with some malty sweetness. Fruity with hints of onions.

Taste is fruity and powerful. Malty sweetness leads into a powerful cocktail of citrus, piney resin, caramel and a strong bitterness. Some booze, but well contained.

Mouthfeel is medium, sticky and well carbonated.

Overall, a powerful DIPA, with good balance nonetheless.

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Photo of kookajamo
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a murky combination of orange and brown with a bit of haze to it. 2 finger head with a bit of retention and noticeable lacing.

S: Tropical fruit and grassy hops. Not as much of a nose as I'd like from such a strongly hopped beer but slightly above average

T: Orange, tangerine and grapefruit flavors immediately flow over the tongue, followed by a very pronounced hop bitterness. Finishes with a bitter bomb and not much fruit flavor leaving a bitter aftertaste noticeable for a few minutes post sip. Alcohol is barely noticeable for such a strong beer.

F: Thick and sticky hop feel with a medium to thick overall body. Alcohol again not very noticeable despite the high ABV which makes this crushable if you can handle the bitter flavors and resinous mouthfeel.

O: Above average for a DIPA but not what I expected from Cigar City, my expectations were pretty high. I don't think I'd buy this again over a sixer of Jai Alai, but not bad in its own right. I'd drink it again if offered and would like to try it on tap.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cigar City Brewing "Florida Man"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED02/18/20 @09:10 244 9641"
$2.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's hazy but it's not what I'd call a "hazy beer". The body is a light golden amber beneath a short head of white. I'm getting what I think of as melon, soft mint, and delicate spice in the nose ~ perhaps the spiciness is alcohol? The flavor delivers bready and biscuity malt with a dollop of dripping golden caramel syrup backed by a firm bitterness that keeps it in check. The herbal component remains, as does the tropical and non-tropical fruit that includes melon, peach, apricot, orange, and even a touch of raspberry. Everything is pretty smooth and nicely melded and rounded which leaves it 'smooth' and drinkable. How strong is this? 8.5%? It doesn't quite seem like that. There's some alcohol to it but it doesn't really stand out, or at least it's not sharp or harsh. In the mouth it's medium bodied on the fuller side with a standard carbonation. So what's my conclusion here? Well, it's a little unusual which is charming, and it's well made. I really like the balance of it, and that gives it great drinkability. I'd say it's definitely worth trying.
Review #6,983

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured in to a nonic glass. Dated 02/03/20.

Look- Hazy golden amber color, solid off-white head that slowly recedes to a thin cap of foam and moderate lacing. Light carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Orange/tangerine, ripe pineapple, peach/apricot, some melon, light pine, honey and bready malt, other floral/herbal notes.

Taste- Similar to the nose, juicy fruit, sweet malt and a nice pine kick.

Feel- Medium bodied, fairly crisp, somewhat sweet at first with a lingering moderately bitter finish, pretty well balance. Above average carbonation on the tongue.

O- A nice DIPA, though it's somewhat of a let down compared to some of CCB's other offerings.

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Photo of DavetotheB
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can dated 2/10/20 into a pint glass.

Pours a very hazy brownish yellow with about one finger of white head. Ok retention, decent lacing. Small particulates can be seen floating as well as carbonation bubbles rising to the top.

Picked up aromas of citrus and pineapple but also some pine and resin in the background.

Taste is dominated by the "juice" fruits in the smell, but there is also some bitterness in there as well. Not incredibly well balanced as the juice and bitter seem quite distinct and not working as a team.

There's some carbonation in the mouthfeel but the aftertaste contains the two distinct tastes of juice and bitterness.

Overall-It's not terrible, but seems like it should be better. Disappointed but not discouraged. A good brew, but not great.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazed golden orange color with a one finger head of white head. The head fades very fast leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a tropical fruit smell of tangerine, mango, and papaya. Along with these smells comes a doughy smell as well as a touch of a herbal and grapefruit hop smell.
Taste - The taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor. The sweet is a mix of tropical fruit (tangerine, papaya, and pineapple) mixed with a bit of caramel, and the malty is mostly of a doughy and slightly wheaty taste. There is a touch of an herbal and grapefruit hop upfront with the former growing stronger as the taste advances. More fruitiness of a peach and apricot flavor, some more grain, as well as a touch more hop of a earthy nature comes to the tongue, leaving one with a sweet and moderately hopped, and very malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is very thick with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the big malt the thick feel is good, but at the same time the thick feel is not so good for the fruit tastes.
Overall – Ahh..It a bit too malty and sweet without a nice hop balance. Maybe for some, but not for me.

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Photo of teromous
2.53/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED02/27/20 @11:14 244 4177"

Appearance: The body of the beer is very hazy and gold. It has a short white head with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a light cabbage aroma with a hint of mango and some hay.

Taste: It tastes a bit grassy with a touch of grapefruit. There's some brussel sprout flavor and a bit of orange pith.

Mouthfeel: It feels a bit thick with medium bitterness. It doesn't finish clean.

Overall: The body was a bit too thick and there was quite a bit of grassy and vegetal flavors and aromas which detracted from the beer. The can says this is a "Double India Pale Ale" but it felt unfinished and below average for a DIPA and below the quality that Cigar City normally produces for a hoppy beer. I doubt I would try it again unless I could get it on tap. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with a lot of small floaties suspended within the body. There’s a quarter inch of off white on top. The aroma is of lemon and lime hops. I’m tasting lemon and lime with light crackery malt. There’s also a hint of pine. The mouth is lightly sticky and chewy.

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Photo of Roguer
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big; juicy; tropical. Sweet and smooth; the Imperial level ABV provides a strong, sweet malt backbone I haven't had before in a Cigar City IPA. Very mild citrus and floral notes from the hops, with a heavy emphasis on tropical fruit. A surprisingly delightful and impressive beer overall.

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Photo of brewme
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about twelve dollars. Have had a few brews from these guys before. This was not good. Not much hops, malty, & bland.

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Photo of malrubius
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can. Golden orange cloudy with lasting head and lace. Orange honey aroma with some doughiness. Medium orange sweet with some light graininess. Medium citrusy orange bitterness medium body a touch fizzy but still keeps a nice head. Very good.

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Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a pub-style pint.

Appearance
Golden blonde. Slight haze. Lively carbonation. Foamy head.

Nose
Lychee, guava, mango, dank, lemonade, and candy sugar.

Taste
Lychee, guava, mango, and lemonade. Mildly dank and piney. Candy sugar sweetness with some earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, smooth, sticky, silky, oily, and lightly bitter.
Overall
4’s across the board. Super easy drinking DIPA with Cigar City’s signature tropical vibe.

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Photo of Freonicus
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bought a 6 pack cans from my local Total. Smells spectacular, like a grapefruit dream. Pours a beautiful thick golden nectar. Tastes like shit. I don't know what hops they used in this, but they were rotten. This beer is like your dream girl....with herpes. What went wrong? I don't know, but I am definitely not a Florida man.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 1/20/20 into pint glass. Pours a hazy amber with a fairly coarse off-white head. Initial impression is kind of what you'd expect from Florida - orange, mango, a touch of grapefruit, and a decent amount of caramel malts. Mouthfeel tends toward sticky (another Florida attribute, come to think of it). Finish is initially sweet, fading to slight hops bitterness.

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Photo of BB1313
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 1/10/20. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity but there's a nice amount of sediment/floaties; fluffy off-white head that falls slowly leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice blend of citrus and tropical fruits. Some orange and coconut. Some fresh bread and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More orange and coconut. Some grapefruit. Some pine and fresh grass. Subtle hints of caramel. Clean bitterness. Malts do their thing without dominating. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, crisp, fluffy and smooth. I guess you can call this one dangerously drinkable since it's easy to drink.

This is a solid DIPA. It doesn't drink big. It's clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. It might not be anything super crazy, but it's still enjoyable and fun to drink. Not bad at all. I like how clean it comes across.

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Photo of Jason
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Slightly cloudy with some decent looking lacing on top. Smells of exotic fruit, orange pith, dried grass, raw honey, & a faintness of candied orange. Warming in the middle, ample bitterness but not over the top. I can feel the malt base, some body here with some balance of breadiness within. Big citrus push with a juicy effect for your pleasure. Dangerously drinkable, I'm really digging this beer.

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Photo of zeff80
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of sweet caramel, citrus, honey and bubblegum. Sweet caramel and citrus taste with a very subtle bitterness.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque orange color with a nice head which recedes quickly. Smell is Orange ,mango, Tang. Taste almost identical the smell, much citrus, a Tang or orangeade flavor, other tropical fruits, nice malt bill to even things out. Feels medium to light bodied with the perfect amount of carbonation.Finishes juicy with a nice hop zing. Excellent IPA , better than Jai Lai in my opinion. Highly recommend.

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Florida Man from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 342 ratings