888 India Pale Ale | Cocoa Beach Brewing Company

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888 India Pale Ale888 India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GarthDanielson on 06-03-2011

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.17/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber that I picked up from the brewery. This was getting to the end of their current supply, as the keg was about to kick and there were only about 12 bombers left. I poured this in a pint glass, and the beer is a slightly hazy, yellow-gold, almost caramel color. There is absolutely no head on this brew. Lots of hops in this smell, and if you take the time you can get most of them on the nose. Green, resinous, tangy bittersweet hoppy smells, with a steady, citrusy balance. The flavor has a moderately bold malt backbone, with some decent grapefruit tartness and lots of peppery hops. The flavors are very strong, yet the beer remains light and crisp on the palate. Mid-range body that is far from watery, but nowhere near overpowering. This is a very tasty beer. The aftertaste is a bittersweet citrus characteristic with some wet hops blended in, and the finish is a little dry, and a little puckeringly tart. Very interesting. I am glad I picked up 2 bombers when I went, and look forward to the next batch!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer was a hazy amber color with a tiny, off-white head. No lace.

Average aroma. Some citrus and sweet malt.

Minimally more in the taste. Grapefruit and biscuit.

This was a pretty mild, almost tepid, IPA. There wasn't that much there, and I won't be trying it again.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at House of Brews, Jensen Beach. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. Clear. Big cream head. Nice lacing. Decent wispy surface.

Smell - Pine hop. Lots of caramel. Some sweetness.

Taste - Very piney. And very malty at the same time. Kinda sweet. Bitter in the back. Grassy and bitter.

Mouthfeel - Heavy for the style. Very bitter.

Overall - Tastes ok, but not a great hop profile and too malty.

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Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of LenFL
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jmaharaj
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amazing little brewpub in Florida. A welcoming brew in the shed, drink in the living room type place.
Bright orange cloudy beer with a wispy head. Not much visible carbonation. Smells nice, very citrusy, not much complexity, but its a big american ipa so i want expecting much else. there is a slightly off-puting medicinal aroma, maybe a little disinfectant like.
Tastes similar, big citrus upfront, but a little one dimensional. the malt doesnt show much and the beer quickly gets a lemon rind bitter that leaves the mouth feeling powdery. A little bit of an alcohol twang at the end.
Mouthfeel is nice until the dryness, a little oily, active but not overpowering carbonation.
The beer has its defects but i would happily drink another.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.31/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This was my second Cocoa Beach Brewing Company beer - the first one was their oatmeal stout offering, but this IPA was delicious (and I'm a stout/porter kinda guy...)

I was impressed with the full-bodied flavor of the IPA. Great look, even though it had a weak head, good smell of citrus, to along with its bright orange look. I wasn't too happy with the mouthfeel though - a bit sticky and too strong of an aftertaste taking away from the overall experience. Nonetheless, the flavor was amazing - a great mix of the full-bodied IPA with strong orange/lime/lemon notes.

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Photo of twizzbeatz
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Bogforce
2.32/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bad batch? Bad bottle? Bad beer? Not exactly sure..

A: No head at all, I poured this beer pretty vigorously and still didn't get head. The color is a weird amber like color and there is a tiny bit of lacy. Ugly looking beer.

S: Musky dank smelling pine hops, and then the rest is malt and more malt. Doesn't smell like an IPA should at all really.

T: Worse than the smell, is t his koolaid??? I get a weird bubble gum like flavor that just hits me as a bad combination of hops and the wrong ratio of hops to malt. Just an unpleasant taste.

M: Doesn't sit to well on the tongue because of the taste but it is pretty light.

O: Not sure if they messed up this batch or this bottle but something is not right about this beer. It's bad, real bad. This is a very small brewery so I knew this could happen but this one is not good at all.

Taste before you buy if possible, try the oatmeal stout for sure!

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Photo of Beertrader60657
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Toadhopper
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of drwolfe
4.5/5  rDev +36%

Photo of CampusCrew
4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Low rating??? What the hell. This is a solid IPA. Border line double. Pours amberish with nice white fluffy head, lots of citrus on the nose and a great balance of powerful hop presence and malt backbone. Its not the best in the world but i would drink this fresh any day. Great place to visit to and close to beach and attarctions.

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Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of spunionring
1/5  rDev -69.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was not a good beer! The appearance was weak, with no head whatsoever. And the taste was worse. This tasted like someone was just learning to homebrew. The malts overwhelm the beer and yet still manage to fall flat and shallow flavor-wise. In general the flavor was poorly combined with no structure and no depth.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +20.8%

888 India Pale Ale from Cocoa Beach Brewing Company
3.31 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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