Florida Man Double India Pale Ale

Review Date 2/21/2020   By John Staradumsky

Do yourself a favor, go to Bing and search “Florida Man” under news. A friend told me to do this; you’ll get the craziest stories. Why just now I’m doing it and lo and behold, I get such gems as “Florida man tried to escape cops by stripping naked. Ribeyes fell out of his pants” (USA Today), “FLORIDA MAN PULLS OVER OFFICER TO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS, GETS BUSTED FOR DUI” (24hourhiphop.com), and “FLORIDA MAN IN EASTER BUNNY COSTUME ARRESTED AFTER HIT-AND-RUN, PREVIOUSLY SEEN IN VIRAL VIDEO BRAWLING IN SAME OUTFIT” (Newsweek).

Yes, it’s very strange indeed what that Florida Man does. To celebrate this, Florida brewery Cigar City has a special beer for him: Florida Man Double India Pale Ale. They say:

The world needs heroes, and in our home state of Florida only a very special hero will do. A hero with a shark tooth around his neck, a Grim Reaper tattoo on his arm, and a rap sheet longer than his mama’s mustache. A hero who’s forgotten more about amateur taxidermy and alligator rasslin’ than you’ll ever know. What better way to pay tribute to our beloved Florida Man than with a big ol’ Double India Pale Ale brewed with a nearly-criminal amount of hops and a moderate bitterness that just about matches Florida Man’s general disposition. This hopped-up whopper of a beer is big in character and guaranteed to sear itself into your memory, just like “the world’s worst superhero,” Florida Man.

Cigar City Florida Man Double India Pale Ale has an alcohol content of 8.5% by volume with 80 (count ‘em) IBUs. It was selling for 10.54 a six-pack at Target, but it wouldn’t ring up for some reason and the gal at the register said “I’m keying it in at $5.99 for the inconvenience.” Bonus!

Cigar City Florida Man Double India Pale Ale pours to a hazy orange color with an explosive juicy citrus nose and a medium thick head formation. Taking a sip, the beer is medium malty in body and chock full of juicy orange citrus orange and grapefruit. A hint of melon and tropical fruit poke through, but just a hint, as this citrus bomb boasts bitter orange zest and minty leafy herbal bitter notes and warming alcohol in the finish.

Yowza! I’m glad I bought a six-pack of this beauty, and I’ll surely be back for more. Now go out there and Bing Florida man again. You might just get “Georgia man drinks Florida Man!”.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, canned