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Florida Avenue India Pale Ale | Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Florida Avenue Brewing Co.
Florida, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
50 IBU

Added by shand on 02-05-2011

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Ranking:
#43,080
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
121
pDev:
13.89%
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/7/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of light grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, honey, toasted bread, light caramel, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Okay aromas with solid balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and bready malt sweetness; with decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, honey, toasted bread, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, honey, toasted bread, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid IPA. Good robustness and balance of citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Lukahn (Reddit) for this, my first from this brewery.

Nice fluffy 1+ finger head that doesn't want to fade, but leaves a bit of lacing as it slowly does, over semi hazy slightly darker nectar orange colored beer.

Nose has some lighter hops, a bit of pine, hint resin, light citrus, more candy like hops again that bring a bit of candied orange zest, a light sweet caramel malt and candy like base, and most likely some bittering hops.

Taste continues, with some earthy hops, little pine and citrus, decent bitterness, again a light candy hop flavor with more candied orange, and a little rind. Light fruits under that, with a bit of chewy candy malt base, little caramel and slight sweet malt to balance the hops. Juicy but light overall, big malty base. Finish is still a bit sweet, bit more bitterness, little fruity and citrus hop, more candy hops and malt flavors lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, little fluffy, good carb.

Overall not bad. Not sure why it has such a low rating. Not the best hops but decent, lighter on the bitterness but still overall pretty tasty, clean, etc. Little too sweet as well but still decent.

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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

Photo of InspectorBob
3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cjgator3
3.76/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Pours a clear golden amber color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is biscuity malt, caramel and hops. The aroma is pretty subdued.

T- The taste is sweet malt and caramel up front with some lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not a bad IPA. No, it is not an intense hop bomb, but it is a solid beer overall.

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3.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber golden color with white head. Light pine, floral notes, and a hint of citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes smooth, not a huge hop bite on this IPA.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.45/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Kwak glass. Says for the freshest taste enjoy by May. There's plenty of head and smells fine so I think we're good. I've been wanting to try Cold Storage for a while but haven't made the leap since they're so expensive. Got a single at Total Wine for $1.99.

A- Pours a medium gold color with a two finger head that sticks around plenty before reducing to an 1/8 inch head and nice lacing that reminds me of frost formation.

S- Sharp, piney, citrusy hops that are no doubt the West coast variety. Also smells of fresh cereal grain that's sweet and melds with the hop aroma beautifully. Exactly what I look for in the nose of an IPA.

T- And the goodness carries over in the taste. More fresh, spicy hops complemented wonderfully by sweet maltiness and little to no alcohol bite. Thoughts of grapefruit and blood orange.

M- The drinkability of this IPA is brought on by the well-rounded mouthfeel and what I assume is a low ABV. Medium-high carbonation.

O- Jeez. I must say, I'm pleasantly surprised. This is a quintessential IPA. Could there be a fourth excellent brewery from Florida (the first three being CCB, St. Somewhere and Due South)?

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by May 2011.
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Copper-colored, small white head. A fair amount of lace.
Mostly hops aroma. Citrus, a little floral. A tiny bit of sweet malt.
Grapefruit taste, some piney hops. Hardly any malt.
Average mouthfeel. Definitely more on the meek side, without a lot of that IPA bitterness.
OK beer.

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3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light amber with full head of white foam. Light (very) citrus smell - but virtually nonexistent. Lightly hopped malty flavor with a long finish. Some citrus too. Lightly carbonated. Nondescript IPA, neither high nor low. Better ones out there for sure, but it does the trick.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of rawfish
3.16/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours copper gold, clear with a small, white finger high head. Leaves a singular ring of lacing and some clumps as you drink. Average retention at best.

Honey bread, somewhat grainy with a overarching grassy hop profile, some danker pine and subtle dried tropical fruits.

Bready with lots of cereal grains. House yeast is phenolic adding clove and some banana bread with some red fruit esters. Grassy hops play catch up with a lagging pine. When cold, the finish is very grainy and a touch metallic. Medium/light bitterness brings grainy dryness.

Medium body with average carbonation. Unremarkable with light bitterness, well hidden alcohol and somewhat drying.

Hops need to be really kicked up to call this an IPA, it's a drinkable pale with a Belgian-esque house yeast that could either indicate complexity or sloppiness but it adds some much needed activity to this one. Not a bad beer at all, just not up to par on the style.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of macrosmatic
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Had at Snapper's on St. Pete Beach. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Hazy orange gold, with a thin white head and a few bubbles of carbonation.

S: Not a huge nose on this. Significant bready malt over citrus and a slight pine hop aroma.

T: Follows the nose, and overall not as hop-forward as should be expected from an IPA. Citrus, grapefruit rind, and mild pine over a smooth bready malt. Moderate bitterness in the hang.

M: Fairly light body, decent carbonation sensation, and only a mild alcohol presence.

O: I don't find anything particularly objectionable here, but it certainly does nothing to excite me or make me want to have another one. A very pedestrian attempt at an IPA - perhaps more suited to an APA, but even then I would expect a better hop bouquet.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Florida Avenue India Pale Ale from Florida Avenue Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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