Cocoa Beach Pale Ale | Cocoa Beach Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company
Florida, United States
cocoabeachbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.61%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cjgator3 on 06-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
17.85%
 
 
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3
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cocoa Beach Pale Ale came to me in a pint glass at the brewery, it is copper in color with an off white head. The aroma is nice and hoppy. The flavor has a nice hoppy character, the flavor tends toward pine tar without being overwhelming. There is a nice hoppy, dry finish. This is an enjoyable beer, definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of phishgator
3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Nice white head, hazy, bright straw color. The aroma has some earthy and floral hops to it, but not much else. The brew has a definite balance between bitter and malt; the malt backbone make it probably more like a stock ale or english pale ale then what most of us Americans like as our pale ales. Solid body for the style. A nice sipper for the summer heat coming on.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.82/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at the Sunseed Co-Op in Cocoa Beach, because the brewery was out of bottles. I poured the beer in a pint glass, and it pours a light, hazy, yellow-gold coloring, with some ruby highlights in the deeper areas. Spotty film covering, but no head to speak of. Aromas are of grapefruit, pineapple, thickly sweet malt, and spicy green hops. Well balanced smells, and an interesting blend overall. The flavory is a little shifty, starting with the deep and sweet malt, and then lightening up with some citrus sweetness and spicy/peppery hops. Good body on this beer, leaving a lacing along the glass despite the lack of head. The aftertaste is tart and crisp, with a slighlty astringent dryness that cleans the palate to prepare for a follow-up drink. Finish is dry and crisp, with only a slight spice and pucker left in the mouth. Tasty beer...one of their stronger offerings.

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of WDJersey
3.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.51/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Retroman40
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery. A nice yellow-orange color with a fleeting head but plenty of lacing. The taste is a nice combination of malt with just the right amount of hopping. This is pretty much what I expect from a decent pale ale; nothing earth shattering, just a good drinking beer.

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3.47/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of caramel and toast. Some grassy floral hop presence.

T - It tasted of burnt toast, caramel and roasted malt. There is a very mild bitter grassy bite.

M - It was crisp and fairly sharp. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - I think they've improved or maybe I'm kind, but this is a better brew than the reviews last summer. Not great but still a worthy brew to try.

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3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium yellow with a light reddish hue and a small (1 finger or less) white frothy head that was mostly lasting, eventually receding down to a thin film and possessed some good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, floral hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (orange).

The taste was lightly malty and bitter sweet with a hint of caramel from the onset, progressing with a mild citrus sweetness and a bitter hop finish. The flavor lasted an average duration with a fruity hoppy taste settling in on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body, watery and a tad dry in texture with a lively carbonation.

Overall a very good Pale Ale, which possessed a decent hoppiness that was set off slightly by a mild citrus sweetness...

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3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Lost Spring Break Beer Review, Chapter 4

Bright amber with golden highlights. Small white head which might be damaged by hotel glassware.

Aroma of apricots and mango, with a hint of pine.

Solid deep caramel foundation. Some juicy fruit. Small bitter bite at the swallow.lingering bitterness. Very slight soap in the aftertaste. Needs a bit more hops to balance the malt.

Medium mouthfeel, mostly smooth with a little bit of bubbly.

A good enough pale ale for a vacation try.

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Cocoa Beach Pale Ale from Cocoa Beach Brewing Company
3.25 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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