Reef Donkey, an American Pale Ale by Tampa Bay Brewing Company

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Reef Donkey is an American Pale Ale brewed by Tampa Bay Brewing Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a nonic pint glass from a can.

Appearance

Pours a slightly hazy, golden-orange with a half-inch thick cap of white foam that dissolves quickly. A touch of residue clings to the glass.

Aroma

Aroma is pleasant with citrus and cracker malt.

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Flavor

The palate is initially bitter with a squeeze of grapefruit before a malty caramel sweetness asserts itself.

Mouthfeel

Mouthfeel is somewhat thin with a less-than-medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall

The Reef Donkey has a solid palate that’s nicely balanced but its watery mouthfeel makes this Pale Ale decidedly mediocre.

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