Big Boca Ale | Fat Point Brewing

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3.55/5
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42 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Point Brewing
Florida, United States
fatpoint.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light and crisp session ale brewed with Pilsner base and a blend of Caramel and Vienna malts. Smooth and easy to drink, this California Common has a mild and pleasant hop character that subtly hits you up front and finishes with spicy, herbal, and citrus tones.

Added by dansbeerrun on 01-17-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,907
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
42
pDev:
17.75%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of WickedBeer
2.79/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gotta grab a local brew while in Punta Gorda, FL.

Pours light and amber, ice cold with almost no head and minimal spots of lace.

Light nose, but caramel and malt come out. Not much else. Very 1-dimensional.

The flavors aren’t awful, and while I don’t drink this session-style steam beer I’m just getting a lightly sweet, malty beer that emerges with notes of caramel and subtle spice.

Light, crisp, refreshing. Medium carb, very subtle bitterness.

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Photo of Eychung
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFC21
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EvTocz
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This carmel colored light ale has a crispy light feel, but don’t be fooled. It has a pleasant kick and goes down easy. If you like your lagers you’ll enjoy this ale.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crzaleman14
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Highly recommend the canned version, there's some great art there. Smooth, with a little bitterness & a nice mouthfeel after the fact. I usually prefer darker beers, but I would drink this again. If you're in the area try it.

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Photo of asuburbanman
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DJoe
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imperialking
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boca-X
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PorterLambic
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tazzman
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbrown
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jack74
4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JDAWG71
4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had the draft and fresh from the can. I prefer the canned version. Nice color, smooth with no bitter bite at the end. Head didn't form during pour as I expected but overall good beer for the weekend.

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Photo of Bill235
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Reneejane
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I don't ever rate overall massively lower than the others. But I did this intentionally. I've had this beer at three different places in one week and have had three different beers. So, this review is of the one I had last. This particular version had a strong berry flavor and aroma:blackberries and currents. Clear gold color. White head. Slightly roasty finish at the end. Hops minimal.

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Photo of target88
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Metalsnota
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wrecknut
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Big Boca Ale from Fat Point Brewing
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 42 ratings