Mega Mix Pale Ale | MIA Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MIA Beer Co.
Florida, United States
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Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A West Coast style, light bodied pale ale with a Megamix of Mosaic, Galaxy and Citrus late addition and dry hops. Hugely aromatic and mildly bitter.

Added by LESalazar3 on 06-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,308
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
258
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Jimpanzee
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wjbent
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours hazy and with a big head. The aroma is floral, with intense notes of caramel from the malt. The taste is similarly strong on the caramel notes and supported by some intense and lingering bitterness that lasts for a ling time. Some dank in the aftertaste. Fairly chewable and with mild carbonation.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A 12 oz can poured into a tulip.

Look- An amber and orange mix with 2 foamy fingers of off-white head. Nice lacing

Smell- Nice fruity aroma of peach, orange, and grapefruit mix. It reminds me of some of the NE IPAs.

Taste- A nice mix of mango, peach, and grapefruit with hoppy bite. It is super juicy with a dry hop like finish. The juicy flavor sticks with the beer from the first drink until the last.

Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation and a medium body that balances out fantastically.

Overall- The first time I tried this was on vacation in Florida and it was definitely the beer of the trip. Went back for a football game and grabbed a case to bring back. It drinks more like an IPA. Super drinkable if you want a juice bomb with just enough hop to give it a little kick.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, slightly sandy orange-amber with a large white foam head leaving cobweb lacing as it slowly fluffs down.

Smell is orange and grapefruit with cracker, lightly pungent rug and wood, as well as an almost metallic note.

Taste is orange and lemon with cracker, hints of woody pine and rug.

Feel is moderately light with a mild froth and a semi-wet finish.

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Photo of LJTate
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Our local fishwrap's beer columnist recently remarked on the arrival of MIA Beer Co.'s beers in our area & especially on how awestruck she was with the Art Deco graphics on the CANs. I have to agree. I attended CAN School with Crown Bottling during CBC last year in PHL & part of it was on the application of painted labels onto aluminum CANs. The graphics really Pop!, especially CANpared to their paper label CANterparts. I am now doing a brewery horizontal with these CANs & the spent CANs will be earmarked for Jeff Lebo's CANlection.

From the CAN: "Welcome To Miami"; "Bienvenido A Miami".

I keep reading of a turbidity in this beer, which I take to be a personal challenge. Upon CANducting the Crack!, I followed up with a gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. An in-glass swirl raised to fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) & I will be watching to see if it clears, indicative of a chill haze. Nose smelled like eco-friendly cleaners - pine and sweet orange! In the Navy, we got away from the chemical solvents in the late-1980s & everything smelled so much better when doing maintenance & cleaning. This was like an amalgam of cleaning agents. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste followed the nose, although the orange peel was stronger with the pine underlying it for support. This was more like an APA than some recent ones which seemed to forget what they were & tasted more like an AIPA, instead. It seemed to be clearing as it warmed, so chill haze was not out of the question. I really liked the commingling of the flavors & the way that they were not overpowering. Finish was semi-dry to dry, very refreshing & quaffable. My fave of theirs, so far.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden unfiltered look. Nice head. Smells hoppy like an India Pale Ale. Smooth tasting and delicious. Drinks like an IPA. Nice creamy smooth mouthfeel. A very good beer. My waiter at the Craft Bar recommended it in Destin, Fla and it was the last six pack so I grabbed it. Glad I did. Poured into a tumbler. Can dated 07/18/17 14:00 CHEERS.

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Photo of BigMike
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reef
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can dated 7/24/17, Brew Hub, Lakeland FL

Hazy, near opaque golden copper. Cheery finger's white head. Full curtain lacing and a persistent ring with fine islands of bubbles.
Strong mango grapefruit aroma when first poured. Cantaloupe melon, light pine.
Taste has grapefruit, sour stonefruit, pepper, light malts.
Smooth, dry mouthfeel, consistent across the tongue, plenty of carbonation.
I was happy to find this in New York, since I never run across it in North Florida. Met all my expectations. Hope to find it again.

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Photo of Bum4ever
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joshuacarper18
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy medium golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head... solid lacing.

S: Citrusy... lots of grapefruit and a bit of pine.

T/F: Follows the nose. Light malt backbone with a strong grapefruit forward hop presence. Nice bitterness.... mostly balanced. Some citrus rind, pine, and mild fruit in the mix. Light in body.

O: A nice and easy drinking IPA. Nicely done, and one I'd drink again.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazed amber with 2 fingers of pear; colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Bready, catty, loads of citrus, fades a little once warm

T: Basically follows the nose, some dryness, but plenty of juicyness too. Plenty of orange & a little mango & woody hops as this warms. Finishes juicy & citrussy with just the right amount of dryness

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, great balance

Drinks so easy, hops are in balance, this may be a candidate for the best beer I've purchased on vacation down in FL & in my top 10 for the year, easily!

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Photo of newbrewer_zb
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewskis
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light copper with over a finger of head. The nose is very citrusy and fruity. The flavor follows the nose with a decent dose of hop bitterness on the finish.

This is much more like an IPA than an APA.

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Photo of panhandlepints
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviews for the rest of us:

This beer is delicious. Easy to drink, classic IPA after taste with a great aroma, thick head, and citrusy IPA taste. If you see this on a shelf, buy it, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can dated 06/15/17. The beer pours a hazy orangish-amber color with a huge, fluffy white head that lingers long but leaves minimal lacing. There are floaties visible.

I can smell pineapple and orange from three feet away during the pour. Additionally there are more from tropical hops smells rolling off.

The taste is mostly tropical hops with a slightly bitter backbone. Pineapple and mango seem to dominate the flavor. There is a small malt balance that comes through at the end.

The mouthfeel is slightly oily and a bit thick. It's really nice and how I like APAs and IPAs.

Overall this is a really great beer. With slighty less bitterness and slightly more citrus, it would be outstanding.

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Mega Mix Pale Ale from MIA Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 258 ratings