Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cocoa Beach Pale Ale

Today I'm drinking Cocoa Beach Pale Ale brewed by Cocoa Beach Brewing Company in Cocoa Beach, Florida. And now you know how to spell "Cocoa"! I've never been there so I checked my map. On the East Coast of Florida, pretty much due east of Orlando for an idea. This 22 ounce bottle came back from Tampa with the famous Ed Roberts. I'm a bit like his personal taste assistant! The idea for the label is fine, but it is pretty much Clip Art-like. On the beach with a tiki and two umbrellas and chairs. Anyway...

Malty bread aroma with a little lemon zip, not very strong. It's hard to say which flavors come first, so I'm going to say the astringent lemon and citrus. But some bread and butter come right on top of it. The buttery oily flavor is a big turn off. Carbonation is good; body is good too, with some texture. The 6.6% alcohol comes in toward the end and leaves with a dry and medicinal finish. Refreshing but the competing strange flavors make me not want to drink this anymore. A little warmth does help some, but the astringent lemon, butter and medicine never really work together.


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dale said...

The beer in the picture looks delicious. Nice picture by the way. I had hoped that this would be a brew that you liked, as I've been planning to make a trip to Cocoa Beach Brewing to sample their brews.

I'll still probably make the trip, maybe some of the other beers are better.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Yeah, the beer does look awesome against the sun, right? I so wanted to like it too. Love refreshing simple citrus pale ales, but...

I would definitely still go to the brewery and see what they have. Those trips are always fun. And I'd try everything, even this one.

Not sure but I think Ed might have brought one other one back too.