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Calusa Brewing
Florida, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #118
Ranked #1,300
4.41 | pDev: 7.48%
Mar 08, 2023
Sep 30, 2016
Notes: North east style Double IPA, brewed with 100% Mosaic hops. "Zero-Zero" is a meteorological term for zero visibility, which perfectly describes this DIPA.
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Calusa Brewery. Pours a hazy gold, as you'd expect. Lots of sweet fruit in the aroma. And in the taste. Mellow mango and pineapple with a grapefruit hoppy aftertaste. It's more over-the-top than their other DIPA, Cry Cry Cry, so it depends on what you are in the mood for.
Mar 08, 2023
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Rated by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Delicious double hazy! Calusa does a great job with New England style! This is one of my favorite doubles.
Sep 07, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Aug 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a murky, hazy lemon color. 2 finger fluffy white head. The head retention is good, and there's some nice lacing on the glass.
The nose is a nice citrus aroma. Pineapple, grapefruit and a bit of mango.
Taste - There's a lot more mango than the aroma, and it hits up front. The pineapple and grapefruit are on the backside, and not as strong, but there, and tasty.
The body is very "soft" and a bit creamy. Full bodied.
Overall a tasty IPA. Recommended to try.
Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Nov 15, 2020
Rated: 4.22 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 3.29 by WynnO from Florida

Jul 10, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by sd123 from Georgia

Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by djamesb from New York

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of the best ipa’s I have ever tasted if your within 1000miles go here it was the greatest pleasure to open a can and pour this nectar of the gods into a glass. You Sarasota people are making some fantastic beer I wish I could mail order this. It looks like next time I go to Florida I’m driving so I can see how many beers will fit into my car. Go Man just go! You will not be disappointed.
Feb 05, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 26, 2019
Rated: 4.86 by KensWorld from Florida

Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from the 16 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Turbid dirty yellow, with a low amount of visible carbonation. Forms only a half-finger of white head, but still manages to have amazing retention. I don't think it's what you would call a traditionally pretty beer, but with the official acceptance of the NEIPA style I think it's close to perfect.

S: Melon and dank, tropical fruits and citrus rind. Biscuit malts and maybe a mild oaty sweetness.

T: Melon, dank, and tropical fruits. Citrus and juicy melons and passion fruit and tangerine. Cracker malts with maybe a hint of husky character. Spicy and dank hops with mod bitterness at the swallow.

M: Average body for style, and average carbonation. The alcohol flavors are fairly well-hidden, though it does seem a bit warming during the drink.

O: A good beer for sure. I would prefer Citronious to this on a personal level, just on the hop profile. But this is a nice turbid IPA.
Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by trev311 from Florida

Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Sep 24, 2018
Rated: 4.52 by winehead247 from Georgia

Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by nickfl from Florida

Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by SDRedDevil from California

Jul 31, 2018
Rated: 4.74 by GRBLUE12 from Florida

Jul 23, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by joemochas from Florida

Apr 07, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by SFC21 from Florida

Mar 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Can Date: 3/2/18
Palate Contaminants: other beer

The color is light straw. Pretty opaque, though not the most opaque possible. Good amount of fine head, plus good lacing.

Lots of sweet grapefruit, and there's some dynamism to it, too. Papayas. Pineapple with minimal acidity. I have to keep looking to remind myself it's not one of those Nantucket Nectars drinks. It just smells delicious. Fruit overload. There's a bit of fresh grass after other things have volatilized.

The taste is far earthier, but that non-acidic pineapple leads the initial charge. There is some white grapefruit on the periphery. Bitter orange, too. Lemongrass and wet moss. Overall, the sweetness is light-medium, and bitterness is minimal. Everything meshes together very nicely.

Very well integrated carbonation. Slight sugar hangs around, but the main aftertaste is aspen wood. Smooth, but dynamic.
Mar 18, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Skellbop from New York

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 4.52 by Sir_DrinksAtHome from Florida

Dec 15, 2017
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Reviewed by FLipaFan from Florida

4.98/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Exceptional beer. Have had Citronious (Citronious Shake) but this one prompted me to make a review.

Cannot see through the beer- hence the name.
Mosaic hops only- Amazing AROMA and TASTE.
A bit odd to me looking at and then feeling this beer as you drink it.
Would absolutely get again but there seems to be no plans to make any more.

This beer is the best bee from Calusa (Note: As my U/N suggests I am biased towards IPA's) and certainly one of my top picks made in FL.
Nov 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of garlic, orange, a little tropical fruit. Tastes of tropical fruit and then garlic and grapefruit immediately. Some sweet malt but cut by bitterness. Medium body and very drinkable. Excellent.
Nov 10, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
While the name might suggest that there's nothing going on in the beer, that notion couldn't be further from the truth. Calusa Brewing takes a few cues from the weather guy in naming their foggy, Mosaic packed, imperial IPA.

Zero Zero pours with the visual consistency of scrambled eggs. Yellow gold and turbid to the max, the beer's heady froth crowns the glass like lemon meringue. And the bredth of Mosaic hop aromas swoon the nose with tropical fruit, citrus, melon and orchard fruit; along with a healthy heaping botanical dose of curiosity. Sweetness of honey, pulled candy and shortcake come to mind as the ale splashes the front of the tongue.

But then the bulk of sweetness lifts and the full array of hops bring a true mosaic of flavor. A tropical medley of passionfruit, pineapple and mango strike first before a citrusy complement of pink grapefruit, tangerine and lemon bring its own unique zing. Together, a sense of lemon sherbet come to mind even as the taste of honeydew, kiwi and cannabis round the session and head for home.

Medium bodied but retaining a moderate honey and biscuit starchy sweetness, the beer's less than dry finish balances the medium hop bitterness of chive, geranium and spruce. Taffy, push-ups, fruit roll-up, you name it. The masterful control of Mosaic hops by Calusa brings Zero-Zero into ten-ten territory.
Oct 19, 2017
Rated: 4.58 by OHbeertraveler from Ohio

Oct 19, 2017
Rated: 4.48 by Pbarg from Florida

Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Gtg642 from Michigan

Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 4 by tazzman from Florida

Apr 20, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by TeddyStriker from New York

Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 4.85 by rightcoast7 from Maine

Nov 16, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by BeerBeast from Florida

Oct 28, 2016
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Reviewed by duvalbill from Florida

4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: A beautiful, hazy beer with a golden-copper appearance.

S: Strong Mosaic hop smell. Tropical.

T: Way too drinkable for the ABV. This is a great tasting beer.

M: Medium bodied and creamy. Medium carbonation and not unctuous like many other IIPA's

O: Great beer, one that I could enjoy often. While this brewery is quite new, you wouldn't be able to tell that from the beers they're producing right now.
Oct 03, 2016
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Reviewed by JamesH from Florida

4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Zero-Zero is as hazy as it's name suggests. Dubbed Citronious' big brother, this mosaic hopped IIPA is just as good. Clocking in at 8% it is extremely sessionable for it's ABV. Very balanced and slightly dry this IIPA only helps define Calusa as an elite brewery.
Oct 03, 2016
Rated: 4.63 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Sep 30, 2016
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