Li'l Napoleon | Pensacola Bay Brewery

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Li'l NapoleonLi'l Napoleon

Brewed by:
Pensacola Bay Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Napoleon never set foot on Florida’s shores, but if he did, we’re sure he’d be looking for a way to conquer the land from coast to coast. He’d probably have some supporters – after all, the French helped settle Pensacola.

Our Li’l Napoleon was christened in the name of all short bastards – the good, the bad and the infamous. Strong and hoppy, Li’l Napoleon can sneak up on you if you let it. With a smooth caramel and honey finish, you’ll want to have a second. And probably a third.

Take time to savor the good ole days, when the French had power and Florida was a territory waiting to be developed. We reckon Napoleon would be proud of the IPA that bears his name. (Aside from his hatred of all things English, naturally).

70 IBU

Added by cjgator3 on 12-29-2010

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1.96/5  rDev -46.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.67/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had a draft of this at the Pensacola airport on my way to Gulf Shores Alabama. Not really that good but I was glad to see local beer at such a small, remote establishment.

Appearance was a clear amber, fizzy head that dissipated pretty quickly.

Aroma was very disappointing for an IPA. Some citrus, maybe some pine but really not much of anything.

Flavor as well was a bit underwhelming. Better that fizzy yellow but not really an IPA.

Try it but don't expect too much.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a coppery amber color, with an off white head, nice lacing, good retention. Light citrus notes, caramel malt sweetness, bread, and some nuts. Light bitterness, citrus, bread, caramel. Good mouthfeel, soft, slick, good carbonation. Overall, it's quite average in the end. I see freshness dates on the side, but unfortunately, there's nothing notched, so I don't know where this bottle lies freshness wise...

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3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Mellow Mushroom in PCB. Served in a 10 oz schooner glass with no head. Dark, nearly brown amber. Smell is strictly piney hops. Too cold to have a lot on the nose. Taste is pineapple, orange rind, mango and pine. Not much sweetness here. Dryness works well with the salty pizza. Low carbonation and resiny mouthfeel. Dry, bitter finish.

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3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of melons, some peaches. Taste is malts, melons, light bitterness, easy drinking but lacking in hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not a bad beer, but drinks more like a pale ale than an IPA.

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3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Li'l Napoleon from Pensacola Bay Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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