Florida Man
Cigar City Brewing

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,824
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,114
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.44%
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
465
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  21
Gots
  86
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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HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a slightly hazy yellow.
Smell: I’m at a bar that smells like wings, which is messing with my assessment.
Taste: Pine and tropical fruit. Alcohol taste is present, which I love in imperial IPAs.
Mouthfeel: Meduim with medium to low carbonation.
Overall: I’ve never had anything less than good from Cigar City. A good imperial IPA. Not the best, but above average. I prefer Jai Alai to this.

May 02, 2021
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yowzer! This is really great! No much to look at, but the fragrant nose hits you in the face and it tastes delicious! Citrusy and aptly named as "Florida Man" ... The best beer I've had while here briefly in the Sunshine State.

Apr 09, 2021
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stcules from Italy

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange, white foam, good.
Very hoppy smell, citrussy. Intense.
Definite and bitter tast. Citrus and fruiy.
Veru bitter, not heavy at all, very fresh. Hidden alcohol.
Easy to drink, with its long and bitter aftertaste, again, balanced.

Mar 26, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two month old cam, not bad. Golden orange, mild lacing, hazy, not cloudy. Pineapple, lemon, light pine notes on the smell. Taste is tangy, citrusy, piney. Light to medium bodied, dry finish, clean, easy sipper. I could see this being good for two or three cans on a summer day.

Mar 25, 2021
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barneyrubble from Colorado

3.09/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L- Dull yellow, cloudy, pineapple juice with some brown tinges that is 60% transparent. Short lived white foam head with partly obscured bubbles effervescing.

N- Pineapple and pine and not much more

T- Pine notes, pineapple juice flavor is predominant over slight taste of malt. Alcohol and mild hops crate a slightly dry pineapple juice vibe with no hints of sweetness. Aftertaste is alcohol, light thymol and bitterness.

M-Medium bodied and not slick or sticky but astringent on the finish. Tongue picks up prickly astringent tingling and dryness.

O- Really disappointed in this beer. The pineapple tries to hide the alcohol but is not strong enough or sweet enough or with other more interesting character. Would not buy again, there are far too many more interesting Imperials to buy.

Mar 18, 2021
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have no idea how I ended up with two cans of this beer.....I think they were from my good friend and old neighbor from the 'Wego. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had dank stone fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with dank citrus peel presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.

Mar 14, 2021
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Dfeinman1 from Florida

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A highly carbonated beer with a hilarious name that is able to be drank in the warm sun of the florida heat. Solid mouthfeel and a lemony zest refreshing taste!

Mar 04, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, can't say it looks like much. A couple of 12 oz. cans were emptied into a clear glass liter mug. The ale is the color of a a very light amber and more translucent than opaque. The carbonation is strong and the noticeable white head is enduring. The nose gets a pretty good hop hit, but the eyes don't catch much glass lacing. The malt to hop balance is pretty good as the former begins the tastefest and the latter partially concludes it. Therein is the major flaw of this brew. There's just too much alcohol taste throughout and especially at the finish. Yes, the ABV is 8.5%, but there are now so many brews in plenty of diverse styles that carry that and more without a sharp impact on the taste and mouthfeel. It's a shame, because it spoils what would be a very good tasting DIPA.

Feb 25, 2021
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pours a hazy mellow yellow gold body with orange flashes around the edges and produces a thick bubbled chalk white froth head with moderately low retention that leaves sporadic slatherings of sticky sudsy lacing as it settles to a rocky halo around a patchy cap

the aroma is a fresh feeling pungent nectarine, grass, pine, and grapefruit hop burst with a side of soap. honey and yeast on the wings.

taste pretty much follows suite. pine is kicked back into the wings and the soap bar licking is real with this one. it's odd but somehow kinda works with the citrus and grapefruit hop notes. rings back to a classic that I can't quite put my finger on that also utilizes this combo. maybe it'll come back to me, but this here is an interesting tribute. nectarine and pineapple notes smudge into a honeyed bready malt that balances the whole thing out.

mouthfeel is moderately low carbonation and medium body which goes smooth throughout and finishes bubblegum and soap bar dry with an herbal and pine mixed hop bitterness with the aftertaste that sticks to the roof and tongue.

overall:
interesting one here. it's not phenomenal by any means but it certainly stands out. seriously killing me not being able to remember the west coast IPA that utilizes the soap bar and grapefruit combo to a similar effect. anyway. it's enjoyable and semi-complicated, a good sit'n'sipper overall. not sure where I would put it on a flight for others to enjoy, but honestly that's upped my intrigue. I'll sniff around and likely comeback here for an edit to this review.

Feb 11, 2021
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1009 from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pretty easy drinking double. Good citrus notes. Smooth and well executed like a Brady led drive. Delightful football watching beer. Could be nice in the summer as well. Cheers.

Feb 07, 2021
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355 ml can served cold into a chalice. LCBO purchase for about $3.50 CDN. Canned December 12, 2020.

Appearance - Pours a bright yellowy gold color with plenty of haze and a two finger fluffy white head that fizzles off in a couple of minutes leaving behind a soapy collar and sparse lacing.

Smell - Juicy and tropical, grapefruit, nectarine and especially mango lead the way. Light pine in the background but fruit forward.

Taste - Lots of sweetness initially, nectarine and mango leading the charge, almost cloying. Then bitterness reigns supreme with grapefruit and some pine resin.

Mouthfeel - Heavy bodied, sticky and syrupy with low carbonation. A sipper.

Overall - As with all DIPA's, the fresher the better. This is relatively fresh (especially coming from Florida to Canada) so the aromatic and flavor dropoff is much less than other examples that are significantly more aged. Florida Man is certainly a tasty well constructed DIPA that nicely balances intense tropical sweetness and a piney bitter finish.

Jan 26, 2021
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can. Yellow orange in color, hazy, with a small white head. Smells of hops and citrus. Citrus, bread and hops in the flavor. Hides the higher avb well.

Jan 02, 2021
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tkolterman from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer, smooth, hoppy with just a little sweetness when you swallow.
I have drank over 380 different craft beers, this one just made my top 10.

Dec 06, 2020
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Beertsipper from New York

3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gold/orange in color with a soapy, white head. Canned 2 months ago. Nose is predominately citrus with a hint of pine and perhaps some faint notes of pineapple. Taste is sweet, bready malts, citrus, some faint notes of pine, perhaps some orange and lemon pith. A touch of tropical fruit. Hard to diginguish. Maybe some mango and pineapple?

Medium mouthfeel, finishes on the dry side. No detection of the 8.5% ABV. This one is not too bitter and drinks more like a 5.5% beer, and its quaffable virtues can get you in trouble, especially if you are drinking this on a hot day outdoors.

It's pretty good. I'd like to try it at perhaps less than a month old. I like their Jai Alai a bit better.

Nov 25, 2020
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, just shy of a milkshake. Whitish, light gold color. Moderate to large head but it fades to a fine froth on top of the liquid. Some chunky spots and a couple of streaks appear on the glass as the tasting proceeds.

Fresh floral hop with a tropical fruit bouquet to the nose. Second whiff draws out some citrus rind and dried pine needles.

Sweet papaya and pineapple, pale malt start. The bittering comes in like black pepper might as a spice. The mouthfeel is rich with a lower level of carbonation. Both flavors are featured in the finish and aftertaste. Overall, this is a smooth beer without any indication of the higher alcohol content. Well-balanced throughout.

Nov 07, 2020
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tp1962 from Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great beer! My first time tasting this.

Look a slightly hazy dark lemon hue with immediate sparkling shite head

Smell citrus hops immediately hit you

Taste just as it smells. Nice citrus and finishes with a sweet finish
Feel love the carbonation. Not overbearing just the way a beer should feel

Overall great beer tasting experience . Will keep this on stock for our friends and guests

Oct 09, 2020
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MrOH from Malta

4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gold with a chill haze, clears a bit as it warms. White head, ok retention, a little bit of spotty lace
Mango, pineapple, and sweet citrus aromas
Very citrusy hop flavor, a bit of doughy malt underneath
Medium light body, a touch sticky, good carbonation
Pretty decent

Oct 08, 2020
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty stoked that we get the variety 12 pack here in Northern Nevada for $18. Its a good deal. This one might be my fave of the pack (Guyabera is pretty dope too).

Pours a nice light yellow color for a dipa, this does not appear to be a malty ipa trying to achieve "balance". Decent aroma, not necessarily the beer's strong suit, but its a respectable one. At this point, I'm down with the minority hoppy beer that doesn't go Citra/Mosaic here. Not that I don't really like that combo, but a bit ubiquitous at times. Here, I think I'm getting Azacca, Citra and Simcoe.

Simcoe is almost certain to play a role in the taste, there is a moderate dry bitterness to it no doubt helped along by the dry pale toasted malt character as well. Light orange and tangerine note to it. Not pulling anything tropical from the beer, which is good, Florida man should be all about dem citrus groves dawg. Florida man tastes like the quintessential west coast dipa, and its better for it.

Sep 16, 2020
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2Rummyheads from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden-lemon color with an off-white, medium size head. Jammin' with piney hops, grapefruit, orange, peach. Hides the alchohol taste. Carbonation holds well to the end. Left a numbing, cotton candy feel in the mouth with a sweet- citrus aftertaste. Great summertime ipa.

Sep 16, 2020
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woemad from Washington

4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can purchased at Nectar Wine and Beer, in Kendall Yards, Spokane, Washington, for $2.49. According to the stamp on the bottom of the can (which also states "GARDEN LIFE."), it was canned on July 11, 2020. First time I've seen this beer.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a solid hazy tangerine-like color, with a big, fluffy, off-white head. Sparse, spotty lace once the head dropped after 3-4 minutes.

Big nose of citrusy and tropical fruity hoppiness. Good sized, bready, sweet malt notes as well, but the hops are in the lead.

Citrusy and lightly piney in the taste, with a little bit of melon-like flavor in the undertow. Slightly bitter finish, but there's a fair amount of maltiness there, too.

Medium bodied, with a somewhat oily, resiny mouthfeel.

An old-school, almost West Coast style DIPA. I was expecting much more of an eastern DIPA malt bomb. Hides it's relatively high abv percentage quite well. I'd definitely hit this again.

Sep 05, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has tropical and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a nicely balanced tropical and citrus flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A well done IIPA

Sep 05, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of peaches, light pine. Taste is of pine, resin, no malts to speak of, significant bitterness. Feels medium.full bodied in the mouth and overall I have had some great IPA's from this brewery, but this ain't one of them.

Sep 01, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy straw yellow. LOTS of carbonation. Not just barley, but a blend of barley, flaked oat and possibly wheat.

S: It's got some tropical to it. I don't think they used actual fruit juice in it, but it smells like they could have...

T: Lots of lupulin oil. It sinks into late palate almost immediately. You get maybe a hint of citrus orange and peel and that's it.

F: Piney, resinous, and yet, forgiving.

O: This will get you blasted as fast as Stone Fear Movie Lions.

Aug 29, 2020
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Radome from Florida

3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can.

L - Pale golden color is hazy enough to be opaque, but glows a nice orange when held up to the light. Rocky, thick, off-white head.

S - Surprisingly non-hoppy in the nose. I get a mix of bread from the malt (white dinner rolls) and earthy hops with just a hint of tropical fruit. Clean fermentation character.

T - Hops are more assertive here, but are offset by some sweet-ish malt, as appropriate for the style. The hops are lightly pine-like with smooth tropical fruit flavors that linger. The malt shows as lightly toasted bread and a somewhat sweet finish.

F - Medium to heavy body seems a bit too much for the style. Low to medium carbonation combines with the body to create a creaminess. Medium to high hops bitterness is probably much higher than what comes across due to the malt sweetness. Medium alcohol warmth.

O - This is a good DIPA, a style I enjoy very much, but it is not a great one. My biggest critique is the lack of hops nose, but it is also a bit sweeter and thicker than typical for the style.

Aug 26, 2020
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

DATE: August 20, 2020... OCCASION: more work done on the stone landing...but more to go tomorrow... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours a hazy yellow-orange body that holds an off-white smear that halos the glass to a half-finger of creamy bubbles... dank resin, grapefruit, peach, mango, sharp cracker, a bit of boozy mixed drink, and lemon make for a worthwhile aroma... this has a great weight, easily drinkable but strong at the throat... a strong buzz at the teeth, with a consistent coating as it finishes... pineapple, mango, resin, dank hops and cracker deliver an enjoyable double that has a bit of alcohol residual... this doesn't distinguish itself from the many other IPAs, but it is a nice part of the Cigar City variety pack I bought in the Poconos...

Aug 21, 2020
Florida Man from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 465 ratings