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.
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 is pleasant with citrus and cracker malt.
The palate is initially bitter with a squeeze of grapefruit before a malty caramel sweetness asserts itself.
Mouthfeel is somewhat thin with a less-than-medium body and moderate carbonation.
The Reef Donkey has a solid palate that’s nicely balanced but its watery mouthfeel makes this Pale Ale decidedly mediocre.