Calusa Brewing

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Calusa Brewing
Florida, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #167
Ranked #783
4.41 | pDev: 7.03%
Feb 07, 2023
Apr 24, 2016
Notes: Northeast style IPA brewed with oatmeal & Citra hops
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Rated: 4.18 by Rainintheface from Florida

Feb 07, 2023
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Rated by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
An excellent IPA!
Mar 09, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

May 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy murky golden color. 2 finger white head - though I dropped the can before the pour from the couch. 2 finger white head. God retention. some lacing on the glass.
The nose is a citrus nose. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango.
taste - Good citrus flavor. Not overboard with the flavor. Mango, and pineapple, but mostly grapefruit.
Decent body. Somewhat soft. Crisp feeling. Maybe dry feeling.
Delicious IPA.
Mar 10, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Aug 02, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by user785335 from Florida

Jan 02, 2020
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 27, 2019
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed from notes. Poured from the 16 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass. Just released in cans the day I'm reviewing this one.

A: Turbid gold with orange highlights. A finger's worth of white head with decent retention. A low amount of visible carbonation, but as noted this is very hazy.

S: Tropical fruit and melons, oranges and citrus rind. A touch spice hops, and a touch of berries. Cracker malts, and I swear you can smell the light oat addition. Nice aroma.

T: Tropical fruits, tangerine whip, and melons. A bit dank hops, then cracker malts and still the light oaty character. More melon and citrus juiciness. Modestly bitter at the swallow – and more melon juiciness with some more dank.

M: An average body for a "hazy IPA" or whatever we're calling this style. Good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is well hidden.

O: Really pretty damn tasty. I do like it better than the Citronious Shake but I think that’s just my personal preference. A really nice juiciness with still enough bitterness to keep things interesting. This can hold its own with any NE IPA that's made in Florida. Very well done.
Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thank you TimG_0913 for this
16 oz can, dated 5/10/19, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, grapefruit, hints of wet grass, earthy, a little dank.

T- Grapefruit, citrus, hints of tropical fruits, earthy, some wet grass.

M- Smooth, medium body, creamy.

O- A very nice citra IPA, easy to drink.
Jun 30, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

May 22, 2019
Rated: 4.85 by KensWorld from Florida

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Jrosso from New Jersey

Mar 21, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Feb 01, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by tvanvranken from Ohio

Jan 16, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 29, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Sep 17, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by PatrickJP from Massachusetts

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by winehead247 from Georgia

Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by Rebotco09 from Texas

Sep 06, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by CrimeDog from New York

Aug 15, 2018
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Reviewed by jaialai-untilidie from Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is the best beer ive ever had. Perfect amount of citrus and mouthfeel. ABV is a perfect amount for me as I find beers over 7% to be boozy and not enjoyable to actually drink. DEAR CALUSA - make this your flagship and not focus. Much more drinkable and flavorful!
Jul 03, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by GRBLUE12 from Florida

Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 5 by trev311 from Florida

Jun 16, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hazy though not as hazy as Focus.

Aromas of sweaty peach and orange.

Flavors are fairly one noted with OJ and pith, but very green and grainy. Grapefruit, white wine, bitter resin.

Feel is creamy but less than focus.

Overall I like Focus better. Both are great beers.
Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by nickfl from Florida

Jun 07, 2018
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Rated by craftysudsFL from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Hazy IPA packed with citrus and hops. Juice bomb!
May 15, 2018
Rated: 4.62 by Sacarlson1 from New Hampshire

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Bandi from New York

Apr 20, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On-tap at Caluso Brewing, Sarasota, FL

A: The beer is very cloudy yellow in color and poured with a minimal white head that left a patch of bubbles in the center and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has strong flavors of citrus—lemony hops seem to stand out in particular. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This is a very nice New England-style IPA that is packed with citrusy aromas and flavors and is hardly bitter at all. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap
Apr 20, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 4.57 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by BrewsandBlues from Florida

Feb 04, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by Sir_DrinksAtHome from Florida

Dec 15, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by bb-magic from Florida

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by hopkrid from Florida

Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 4.65 by Sebas from North Carolina

Nov 01, 2017
Citronious from Calusa Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 83 ratings