Friday, August 29, 2008

Tasting Notes: Florida Brewery Spotlight - Hurricane Reef Pale Ale

Brewery: Florida Beer Company
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: ???
Date Poured: August 2008

The second beer for the Florida Brewery Spotlight comes from...the Florida Beer Company based in Melbourne, Florida. The name of the brewery is not very creative, let's see how they did with the beer.
Pours a crystal clear copper with an creamy ivory head. Fruity malt and and herbal hop aromas wafting from the glass..

The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy but...the hop profile in the mouth is quite muted and not particularly tasty. Very little malt profile too, quite watery tasting overall. You could call it refreshing if it was actually pleasing to the tongue but it's really not. It's thin and what little hop flavor there is comes off as harsh and vegetal. Crisp finish.

They need to get more flavor in this one. The mouthfeel is great but it delivers a disappointing tasting ale.

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