Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Suncoast Pale Ale | Big Top Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Top Brewing Company
Florida, United States
bigtopbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PorterLambic on 12-03-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
10
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
56.65%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by PorterLambic:
Photo of PorterLambic
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Arrives a clear, amber color with orange running throughout. Great retention of, and great lacing from, the off-white head.
Smell is sweet, malty, with citrus and honey notes and a light hop presence. Great balance.
Taste is very close to the smell with notes of malt, sweetness, hops, citrus and honey. The balance is great here as well.
The body is medium plus, with a middle of the road effervescence. Fairly smooth start becoming drying in the middle through the finish. A little surprising, there is a warming aspect to it. Not strong but very nice.
This is my new favorite pale ale. I really like the sweetness and flavor that the honey and citrus bring to the party. This is what a pale ale should be like, not an IPA-like hop heavy brew.
I had this on the first day of release (Black Friday) at a craft beer bar just a few miles from the brewery. Fresh and super delicious. The best of the three offerings on-tap. Looking forward to more (and the tasting room opening).

 978 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Remdog
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of apurpura214
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coachloy1
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good Ale!

11 characters

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of BallsDeep
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of target88
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Suncoast Pale Ale from Big Top Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe