Screamin' Reels
SaltWater Brewery

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American IPA
Ranked #6,546
Ranked #41,677
3.6 | pDev: 15.56%
SaltWater Brewery
Florida, United States
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Notes: Tangerine nose from the Summit hops. Grapefruit & earthy bitterness from Columbus hops. Light malt profile to allow the hops to shine through. Tropical & Dank.
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 130 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Creevo
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 1, 2020 from a can in Key Largo. Not a bad IPA, just a slight more bitter than I prefer, but not complaining because it clearly states on the can it’s bitter. It’s somewhat heavy in the moments after each swallow, so rather filling. Florida craft brewers have come a long way in a few years so I’ll give Saltwater Brewing credit. I’d buy again

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in the Keys. Pours a clear amber with a modest, short-lived head. Initial impression is strong malt presence with citrus and tropical fruits vying for attention. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is malty and slightly bitter. Too much on the malt side of the scale for my tastes.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review #400!! Wow, what a journey...this one will go down as my favorite local craft beverage here on the gulf coast of Florida. Full body, nice to drink and the abv completely hidden within.

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Photo of NadgesNokindo
4.8/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a highly underrated southern IPA. A nice wet-hopped nose and flavor from aggressive hopping creates a well-balanced IPA. Medium-bodied and citrus foaming represents the 7.0 abv, will have you wavering 3-4 in. I think it's delicious and smooth for an aggressive IPA.

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Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can....3/26/18 on the bottom.

Pours near clear almond Amber.

Crackers malt and a hint of hop resin on the nose.

Decent, middle of the road IPA, on the balanced side with some maple malts and again resiny hops on the finish.....meh...would work ina pinch but nothing overly special going on here.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.56/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked up while visiting my parents at their hideout in the Keys. Looks mediocre but benign, with little head, golden color, and spotty lace. Nose is noble hops, balancing malts and wet leather. Hey, I call them as I smell them.

Flavor goes wrong quickly. Strong grainy malts start out; there is some decent hopping but the whole shebang gets capsized by a grainy astringency well into the aftertaste. Carbonation is overly aggressive, but still doesn't come close to stemming the "flavor" assault. I wish I could say this was better, but I'd be lying.

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Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at SAVOR 2017. This had a bold scent and taste with citrus and tropical character. It had a clean finish, but it was a bit harsh. Not bad, but not great.

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Photo of jhavs
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. The brew is orange/golden straw with a thick white foamy head. The head takes a while to settle down into a thick bubbly collar and floating islands of foam.

Aroma is layers of citrus, bitter rind, spicy zest and sweet juice of orange and grapefruit.

Flavor is also full of citrus. Big bitter lemon peel and grapefruit pith balances out the sweet juicy flavors of orange, ruby red grapefruit and some lemon drop candy.

Body is medium with moderate carbonation, easy to drink with crisp bitterness.

This is a nice all around brew that would go nice with a day out fishing off the FLA coast!

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Photo of jjamadorphd
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

My first offering from Salt Water Brewing, a local brewery in FL...

This was certainly a mixed back of experience on this particular brew. One the one hand it had a nice orange-tinge look to the brew with fluffy white head, along with a smooth, lightly carbonated feel. On the other, however, was a brew that had an also-ran smell, with a taste that tried to be sweet and bitter at the same time, but failing - the bitterness just overcoming any sweet background and giving it an overall strange (at least for me) flavor.

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Photo of righthereisay
4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

There seems to be some added citrus or something. I've never had an IPA with this many citrus notes, that I can tell you.
Don't think this is all from the hops. This is one of those high alcohol ipa's you want to drink extra cold, which will make it rather refreshing.

Smells great though. Probably one of the best smelling ipas out there...but still think they added some citrus flavoring.

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Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is mild hops. The taste is hoppy and crisp.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's a lot of action on the label but there's also a lot a of action in the hops of this beer. It felt like a lot more than the estimated 75 IBU and the hoppy bitterness lingered in a good way.

Look: semi-clear golden yellow with a one-inch bubbly white head.

Aroma: grapefruit, lemon and pine resin aroma

Taste: You have some fruitiness, lemon, grapefruit, mango, then you're hit by grapefruit rind and piney bitterness and it stays a long time.

Feel: medium body and medium carbonation

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Photo of jhartley
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Snorkel glass. Canned on date 7/10/17.

Appearance: Tangerine gold body with a full fingers head that leaves decent islands of lacing in the glass.

Aroma: Picking up on some bitter lemon, orange and grapefruit. Lightly aromatic grassy hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I get plenty of lemon and sour peach juiciness up front followed by a TON of bitterness. I haven't had something this bitter in a long time! Not getting a lot of the "tropical" flavors promised on the can, but it's definitely bitter. A nice medium mouthfeel without a heaviness at all.

Overall: A decent IPA, one of those bitter one's that you really want every once in a while. It won't be too hard to take this 6 pack down in the coming days!

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Photo of FLima
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite hazy amber orange color with a thick head with good retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of caramels, grapefruit, some cantaloupe, papaya and lemon.
Flavor with predominant notes of resin, grapefruit, caramels, lots of lemon, salt and strawberry juice. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering lemony-grapefruit finish. Though it does not feel as 75 IBUs.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7% is completely absent.
Refreshing resiny and caramelly American IPA with a character of its own. Later it becomes somewhat sour highlighting strawberry notes.

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Photo of Buckihof1
1.81/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

First, time trying this beer and I hate it. L9ve IPA beers. Sessions to an Imperial. This beer tasted like Vinegar . Maybe it was a bad batch? First impression is very bad. I will not purchase again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i thought this was pretty good ipa, and i am surprised to see it rated so poorly here, its better than that. nice as a morning beer, a hangover beer, a first beer, especially as ipa goes. the fruitiness is high, orange and pineapple and mango juice notes to the hops here, and bitterness is low, so its a pretty easy big toe in the water kind of brew, but fresh and full flavored. golden to orangey brass in color, real clear, a little richer than many, but i would not at all describe this as malty, just has a nice color to it. the head is short lived, but thats almost always the case is the classic pint glass. aroma and flavor of fresh mango and orange zest, quite tropical and bright, juicy and obviously canned very recently. hop finish is there, but more flavor than bitter. its nice with chicken wings, thats for sure. doesnt seem like saltwater is getting enough credit for their beers. i only had a few of their offerings on my recent florida trip, but i liked them well better than their average ratings here. im sure freshness makes a big difference for this one, and i had it at a high volume eatery, so im sure mine was, but i liked this a whole lot. also sneaky strong.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to awoek305 for sending this as an extra in our trade! Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Hazy gold, with a not-quite-two-finger head of dense white foam. A good amount of visible carbonation but the head fades quickly.

S: Bright sweet citrus, tropical fruits and melons. Biscuit malts with mild sweetness.

T: Sweet juicy citrus and melons. Biscuit malt body. A juicy fruitiness pervades throughout. Only a very modest bitterness in the hang, and I swear there’s some fruity tang and tartness here as well.

M: Medium body, low alcohol presence. Carbonation sensation on the low side as well.

O: This really tasted like there was fruit juice in here, and I don’t remember seeing it on the label. If you expect a fruited IPA, it’s pretty decent. As a straight IPA, I think it’s a little weird and off-putting. A different but acceptable IPA. Scores given are for the beer accepting it as it was - though if it is actually non-fruited, I would score it significantly lower.

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Photo of babaracas
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I would swear this said Screaming Eels and also it was the only localish freshish thing in the cooler. Oh well, last I was in Delray there were no breweries, so let's give it a shot. 11/30 canning

Pours a clear amber, creamy off white head, lacing halfway down the glass.

Smell: resinous, vaguely citric and tropical fruit, really sweet.

Taste: papaya, strawberry, sugary pancake syrup, whole grain biscuit, finishes with pine and spray of lemon-lime seltzer.

Tropical part is meh but still works better than the IPA part. Sweet and lacking bittering, plus the aroma hops need to be amped up.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can and I'm reviewing the second can of two I purchased. Doesn't seem as fresh tasting as first (could be the time I've had it).
A: pours a nice golden orange body, 1 finger white foam head, carbonation
S: sweet orange, citrus, malt
M: medium body
T: starts off with a gush of malt, orange, grapefruit rind, then earthy bitterness with hints of vinegar towards the end, I'm confused if the beer has past its prime or what. Reviews state low hops and I would agree, however I'm getting an earthy hop resin that lingers.
O: to be fair I may not have the freshest can and remember 1st can I tried was better. Hope to try again.

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Photo of Mateo2699
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pour is a slightly clear, bright orange hue with a nice frothy head and okay lacing. Aroma consists of sweet malt and very subtle hints of grassiness and pine. Taste is pretty much the same. Sweet malt, hints of pine. Nothing hoppy or tropical about this one as the can art suggested.

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Photo of reizorc
2.72/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had on Draft.
Where to start.. This beer had a great appearance with a bright orange/yellow hue and creamy white head.
Smelled of malt, caramel, and no hops. Tasted was like the smell, nothing but malt.. Needs to be more balanced.

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Photo of manbearpack
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the brewery, poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a bright yellow/orange with a very small white head. The smell of this beer is a bit strange, reminds me of grass and wheat. The taste is a bit hoppy with some strange tones, one that stands out is cannabis. Saltwater definitely needs to work on this recipe, this beer varies too much from batch to batch.

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Photo of LagersAles
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12oz can dated March 15 2016, so approx 1 month old. Can't comment on appearance as it was a can to mouth affair, however as many canners advocate, the aroma was solid. I didn't pick up on the tropical as it is marketed but very prominent grapefruit, piney, herbal resinous with a bit o dank. Taste was similar to smell, with a fair amount of malt base, not the newer trendy hop bomb sans malty sweetness so prevalent in many IPA/dipas. On the back end a lot of bitterness from this medium bodied ale. Overall a good IPA with pronounced aromatic hops and an IPA worthy finish.
Edit. April 24, next beer from the 6pack poured into a tulip glass. Beautiful golden peach in colour. Minimal head and lacing. Fair amount of protein and hop resin floaties...but hey who doesn't want an IPA super saturated with hops. Perception is more dank and weedy than previous can, still not tropical though unless you consider grapefruit pith tropical.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can was poured into a Saltwater can shaped glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale yellow orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Light citrus, grassy, and herbal hops followed by toasted, biscuity, honey, and caramel malts.

Taste: Same as above. Pretty balanced, light bitterness, and light chewy notes.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, light bitterness, slightly chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I wish this beer was screaming with hops like the label. Would be a good comparison with Dorado from BP. Next time in Florida will seek out a fresher version. Still good though.

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Photo of rudzud
2.6/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Received as an extra in a trade. Canning date of 8/7/15.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a fat almost two finger head that fades to leave a creamy blanket and light lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, light grains/biscuits. No hops.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. It is a complete malt bomb. Sweet, caramel malts. Very little in the way of hops or bitterness. The finish is just barely bitter in a generic kind of way.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little thin and water given the ABV.

O - Overall this was rather disappointing. All malts, little to no hops, and just a generic bitter finish. Old can...

Serving Type: Can

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Screamin' Reels from SaltWater Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 130 ratings