Big Boca Ale | Fat Point Brewing

BA SCORE
80
good
36 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
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
22.46%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.84/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz tallboy can, sample from brewery.

Good froth on top, great clarity shows off the tawny color. Big malt nose of toasted and caramel malt, hit of herbal hop as well. Clean grainy palate, toasty with a bready tone throughout. Hint of caramel pushes up against the grassy hop flavor. Balanced and drinkable. Lots of flavor for this style of beer. Brewers clearly have an understanding of the style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of asuburbanman
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ShrinerMcBitey
1.63/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Really poor, had on tap almost no flavor at all. A cross between a flavorless pale ale and a flavorless macro lager. Drinking a Yuengleing after this will make you think Yuengeling is complex. In a word this is a flavorless completely uninspiring beer.

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Photo of Beer21
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.64/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thrifty101091
3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrecknut
3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DJoe
3.41/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DUIDontCare
3.81/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I live in the city next door and happened upon some 16 oz cans at the gas station. Punta Gorda isn't the most upscale place lol so didn't know what to expect. Maybe I'm a little bias in my rating, but this beer was an interesting experience. At first its kinda funky and you get SLAPPED in the face with a huge hit of hops. I had already drank a bottle of wine beforehand so don't know how that affected things. Normally this overpoweringly excessive hops would be off putting, but the flavor actually fizzes all the way out and there's no bad aftertaste at all. So it was unique to me. They must have put as much or more hops as an IPA but not much sugar, because its a 5.1% alcohol beer. Worth a try now and again I would say.

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Photo of TBCE
3.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JDAWG71
4.29/5  rDev +32%
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 Reneejane
2.98/5  rDev -8.3%
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 ralerwen
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of askewme
3.76/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2-star
3.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 60acresbrewclub
1.16/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Overall this tasted like Budweiser mixed with Heineken. Overall I'm dissapointed with this beer in every way. I had it at the brewery it might be better if drinking it straight from the bottle, whicH IMHO is a sign of a really poor beer.

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Photo of Jack74
4.19/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
3.89/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flcracker1991
4.01/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fat Point Brewery makes great beer overall. The Big Boca Ale is great starting point if its your first time trying one of their beers or if your just starting to get into local or microbrews

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Photo of kbrown
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boca-X
3.93/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shaunjuan
4.71/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crzaleman14
3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
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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Big Boca Ale from Fat Point Brewing
3.25 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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