Quick Take: Bold City – Mad Manatee


This beer is from a local favorite of mine, Bold City Brewery. As much as we don’t want to leave you with a bunch of reviews of stuff you can’t obtain the footprint has started expanding throughout Florida and up into the Carolinas.

From the website:

A wonderful balance of hops and malt, this IPA is loaded with four hop varieties. You can expect a slight sweetness with toasted notes, a wonderful floral aroma and crisp citrus finish. It’s as bitter as a MAD MANATEE!


Oh so thick and heavy looking. Dense is a great word for it as you can’t see through it if you tried. It’s a nice roasted almond color and goes great with the orange on their label. The head is absolutely beautiful and lasts just as you’d prefer.


A great amount of different ingredients can be found in the smell. Keeps that great IPA smell while sharing some floral notes as well.


This is an IPA for IPA lovers. I could easily knock back a few of these without even thinking about it. Although it looks like it’s going to be a heavy beer, it is light like it should be.

Final Thoughts

I am enamored by this beer. Not only is it astonishingly done from a small, local brewery, but it hands down is one of the best IPAs out there. If you have the chance grab one of these next time you see it. Hell, grab as many as you can!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *