Reef Donkey - Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Reef Donkey

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Overall: 7.67/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.13 or 1.69%

Trend: 7.67/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 5.50%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

368 beers rated with a 7.93 average
  • 7.54/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 1.69% Color: Pale Gold
  • L:Ordinary color, pale gold with off-white quick dissipating soft, small foam.

    A: No question that the aroma is the best part of this beer. Mango and soft pine, and sour orange.

    T: Almost no sweetness. Not huge a amount of flavor.I don'y hate it, kinda of refreshing.

    M:Medium body with light carbonation.

    O:Reminds me of Founders All Day IPA, but more limey citrus. I would drink this again. Crazy difference between aroma (awesome) and taste (muted). Extra points for great name. Prost!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 21:51:55
  • Tasted: Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • $2.79 for 16 oz. can
1,457 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 7.80/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 1.69% Color: Gold
  • Pours clear from the can. Solid inch of white foam. Retention is good. Lacing is immediate with heaped helpings.

    Aroma of pine, resin, mango and orange from the hops. Soft sweetness from the malt that is hard to place/name. Resin and pine are really strong.

    Taste is a bit flat. Biscuit sweetness. Orange, maybe some tart citrus.

    Unexpectedly thin body aided by the minimal carbonation. Not crisp but clean without bitterness.

    The aroma is really a treat but the taste isn't as complex as the aroma. It needs a bit more there. Easy drinking. Not bitter. A solid offering. Enjoy!
  • 595 characters
  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 21:19:57
  • Tasted: Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • $2.79 for 16 oz. can
  • (3.685)
    over 65,579 ratings
Beer Notes
  • Dry-hopped American Pale Ale made using a secret selection of hops to give this nice dry beer a lemon/lime aroma and citrus & slight tropical fruit flavor. Although this brew Hits the classification of an APA, it drinks like a session IPA perfect for a day on the boat fishing the reef. Reef Donkey is slang for the Greater Amberjack gamefish which inhabit our coastal wrecks and reefs.
Cost Breakdown
  • $2.79, 2 serving(s), 16 oz. cans
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