08-04-2016, The BeerVibe Crew

Beer Vibe Drinks Tampa Bay Brewing Company

There is sport fishing, then there is beer fishing. That’s when you grab for the perfect cold one to chill you out when you have spent the whole day fishing but have caught nothing. Hey at least there’s a beer in your hand. Reef Donkey, appropriately named, qualifies as such. Here are our thoughts.

Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s – Reef Donkey American Pale Ale

5.5% ABV

These are our thoughts.

The Pour: Foamy.

Ms. Hopologist: “Great lace.”

Once Upon a German: “Excellent head, foam holds up.”

Steph-lovat Beer: “Lots of foam.”


Score: 4.3/5

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The Smell: Mucho Fruito.

Ms. Hopologist: “Lemony, fruit rind.”

Once Upon a German: “Much fruit rind and hops, delicious smell.”

Steph-lovat Beer: “Great! Grapefruit and lemon.”


Score: 3.8/5

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The Color: Amberish.

Ms. Hopologist: “Deep gold.”

Once Upon a German: “Amber yellowish.”

Steph-lovat Beer: “Good Yellow.”


Score: 4.6/5

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The Flavor: Morning Juice.

Ms. Hopologist: “Grapefruit, lemon, lime, hops.”

Once Upon a German: “Pure grapefruit juice, semi-sweet, hoppy.”

Steph-lovat: “Tastes like bitter fruit juice.”


Score: 3.8/5

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The Mouthfeel: Full bodied.

Ms. Hopologist: “Medium-full, enjoyable good for brunch.”

Once Upon a German: “Medium to full bodied beer, great for breakfast, yes breakfast!”

Steph-lovat Beer: “Medium, lingers’ refreshing.”


Score: 4.6/5

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Total Score: 4.2/5

Ending Comments

So if you are going Reef Donkey fishing in Tampa Bay by all means stop and pick up this beer. Or if you insist on drinking beer for breakfast this one is perfect.

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