Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Reef Donkey APA

Tampa Bay Brewing Company recently started distributing pounder cans of Reef Donkey APA to the Miami market. Reef Donkey is the nickname for the Amberjack game fish found in and around Florida's reefs. The artwork on the can beautifully depicts an underwater scene where these fish are patrolling an old shipwreck.

Reef Donkey won Bronze at the 2014 GABF for an American Style Pale Ale. 5.5% alcohol. Canned on 09/28/16

Very fragrant. Fruity, citrus, tropical with an amazing candied lemon aroma I didn't want to stop sniffing. Flavors follow with lots of lemony bitterness. Yet the beer somehow seems sweet at the same time. Orange citrus, nicely spicy and tangy.

Make no mistake that this is a hoppy pale ale full of bitterness. Prickly carbonation adds some sharp nips at the palate. Very clean. Excellent lingering fruity flavors. Definitely check this out!

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