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Endless Summer Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Now brewed year round for those longing for lighter beer and warmer weather, this Certified Organic Blonde Ale is made with the finest organic 2-row barley malt, whole leaf Mount Hood and Nugget hops, water and top fermenting ale yeast.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 06-25-2007)
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

64 oz growler into a couple of glasses. Thanks go to Barscream for sharing this one with me.

Pours a crystal clear gold, with a thin covering of bright-white head. This retains with some soft foam around the edges, leaving some light spotty lacing behind. The aroma smells of toasted sweetness and fruit, which is then enveloped in some light grassy hop activity. Not a whole lot to get excited about.

Unfortunately, the taste isn't giving up a whole lot either. Basically just a sweet mix of malt and citric fruit, with some light drying bitterness in the back. The hops don't seem nearly as pronounced as some of the other reviews for this would indicate. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with a softer crispness to it that feels a touch watery in spots.

Yeah, I don't know what happened with this one. Just not a lot happening with the flavors or body made for a pretty boring drinking experience with this. I'm not sure if the age of the growler had something to do with it or not. I'll definitely be up for checking this out on tap though if I stumble upon it.

Serving type: growler

06-03-2010 16:32:46 | More by Kegatron
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craytonic

District of Columbia

2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville, NC

Appearance: Pours light golden, a little haze and lacing.

Smell: Hops, grass, and faint citrus

Taste: Harsh hops & oxidation.

Mouthfeel: Light body, appropriate for summer

Drinkability: Not too impressed with the hops, won't be having it again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2008 17:11:48 | More by craytonic
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planbee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-21-2013 20:45:35 | More by planbee
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bullywee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-21-2012 05:59:55 | More by bullywee
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CMOrak

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-23-2014 20:51:35 | More by CMOrak
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-23-2013 13:51:30 | More by sendbeer
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jsanford

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a crystal-clear glowing gold with a nice white head. Lots of lively carbonation, nice retention and lacing.
S - Muted notes of toasted pale malt, citrus and grassy hops. Smells nice, just really weak.
T - Very similar to the nose, toasted biscuit malt, a little bit of citrus peel, and more grassy, floral hops. Again, very muted, almost Kolsch-like, but that's not really a bad thing on a hot Summer day.
M - Crisp and clean with sharp, crisp carbonation. Light-bodied.
D - Really good for what it it, a simple, refreshing Summer-time brew. I had no problem downing the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 15:28:35 | More by jsanford
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farrago

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bone white head of loose bubbles, slight dimpling as dissolves down from a finger plus to the surface, given the rate of dissipation leaves very credible lacing behind. Crystal clear pale metallic yellow colored liquid, very few bubbles visible within. Pretzel dough, pumpernickel, almost a country style baguette feel to the nose, dried orange peels, white pepper, really rises up into your nostrils, palpable cleansing effect, the herbaceousness all but cancels out any honey, apricot to apple fruit and slight maltiness. Medium-bodied, crisp and dry with the overall mouth weight more impressive than flavor array. This indeed at times "Kölsch-like" and focuses on an array of grain breads, lemon and orange peel, bitter grassiness, pepper and parched brown earth. The carbonation has a keen edge and keeps things fairly turbulent. Tart apple, pear, apricot fruit at best. Hard to peg anything deeply "malty" going on. Have to admit, the dryness does keep you licking your lips and hoping the next sip might slake your thirst.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 02:20:49 | More by farrago
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-18-2013 06:32:53 | More by AlexChillton
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-13-2014 13:17:49 | More by KevinGordon
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-03-2012 21:55:50 | More by Brewsed
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-22-2014 18:09:10 | More by craft_shannie
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-29-2014 23:28:15 | More by hollywood_15063
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-01-2014 23:47:59 | More by KFrank729
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-10-2012 19:34:15 | More by swgwilt
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CWiggins

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pisgah's Endless Summer is one I've consciously avoided every single time I've encountered it. Why? Because it's a blonde ale, and if I'm going to partake of alcohol it's going to be something interesting, flavorful, and satisfying; otherwise, I'll drink water (which is healthier, anyway). So, a friend of mine visits Asheville, I give her $40 to pick up some interesting beers for me from local brewer, and she brings back a whole set of Pisgah products, most of which I've enjoyed with the exception of Endless Summer. Now's my chance:

Kolsch-like it certainly is, with the light yellow hue and a near-white head that lingers for some time. The nose is light, with bready malts and just a touch of sweetness cutting through. A bit of spiciness is noticeable, but it certainly doesn't dominate. The flavor is also light, but with a good bit of pale malt flavor. There is a mild spiciness to the front, and the finish is very biscuity, with a nice, lingering aftertaste. Almost no hop bitterness is present, and only a subtle yeast flavor comes through in the dry finish. It's a little over carbonated for my taste, but the texture makes it easy to drink. Enjoy!

Serving type: growler

05-23-2009 02:38:20 | More by CWiggins
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very light golden yellow with a nice white frothy head that faded quickly leaving behind a decent, but shortlived lace ring. Smell was lively, lots of yeast was present even in the aroma, and it was very light. Bread and earthy grains were the predominant aromas. Taste was crisp, light and refreshing, perfect for a summer day. Very smooth and full of bready and earthy grain tones, with a slight hop presence as it warmed. Overall this was excellent for exactly what it was a great summer ale. Would love to see this bottled so I could throw down a few while I ride the lawn mover!

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2007 00:22:22 | More by mikesgroove
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this growler up at Greenlife in Asheville.

Pours a light golden yellow color with a slight chill haze to it. about a fingers worth of white head that has good retention. Some light lacing is left behind.

The aroma is somewhat faint but I notice some bready yeast and light hops. Light smell for a light beer, I guess.

The flavor is light, also. The hops shine past the bready yeast flavors in the form of light, sharp citrus flavors. Pretty darn refreshing while sweating over the grill.

Mouthfeel is light and thin. Carbonation is very active, also. Slow pour is key here. This growler disappeared rather quickly. Great beer for a warm summer day.

Serving type: growler

08-05-2008 21:04:43 | More by Imstillthegman
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ChemistBrewer

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Now know as "Endless Summer". Got this one in a growler from Brusin' Ales in Asheville.

A: Poured a light golden color almost a transparent yellow. Nice head retention lasted pretty much the whole glass' worth.

S: Strong smell of malt and Honey although it doesnt say honey was used. Light hop aroma as well.

T: Taster great good use of hops to balance out malt flavor. Hops are not incredible pronounced

MF: Great feel nice and smooth.

D: Fantastic drinkability. I drank the whole growler with my girlfriend in a matter of three hours. Would def have again. More so in the warmer months though.

Serving type: growler

01-21-2008 22:03:03 | More by ChemistBrewer
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A growler labelled Endless Summer. Thanks to Deuane for bringing this one back from NC.

A: The ale has a pale, sickly yellow color to it, a dead ringer for fizzy BMC. The growler poured off a nice sized white head.

S: The nose is grassy with hops and dry with grainy malts. The hops are strong enough that I thought the beer was a kölsch.

T: The ale is refreshing, a nice summer quaffer. The hops have an earthy grassy flavor, present but not too strong. Underlying the hops are grainy malts that have a green fruit flavor. Non-hop citrus flavors are also evident.

M: The mouthfeel is very dry, enough to make you want another sip. The flavors are mild and the ale is quite obviously light.

D: Very quaffable, the ale is a nice end-of-summer drink. I've had Pisgah's big beers and it's good to have one of their small offerings.

Serving type: growler

09-24-2008 20:29:54 | More by akorsak
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-03-2011 23:39:13 | More by tclapper
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blackie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

beer from the mountains, consumed on the coast

a: Endless Summer is a pale-to-medium golden color, topped with a thin layer of carbonation that disappears to leave the surface bare

s: nose of clean pale malts, nicely grainy, just a touch of sweetness, a little bready, subtle hops of dried citrus peel and grass

m: carbonation moderate with a light body

t: cleanly flavored pale malts dominate the flavor profile, grain, bread, with only the barest suggestion of any sort of toasting process, a touch of sweeness, dries out with a light, grassy hop flavor, a light citric bitterness at the finish

o: a nice, simple blonde ale, consistent with style expectations might be the best thing that can be said about such a beer, nothing particularly interesting, but certainly better than any macro alternative, and easily drinkable on a hot day

growler from Hops & Vines, Asheville

#1600, an NC beer, good enough

Serving type: growler

05-29-2011 20:52:19 | More by blackie
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a light golden color with a decent head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Bready aroma with a modest but discernable hop presence

Taste: Light and bready up front but the hops clearly come through on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and robustly carbonated

Drinkability: While I am not a big fan of American Blonde Ales I was very pleasantly surprised at this one; nicely balanced and well worth drinking on a hot day

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2007 21:45:54 | More by brentk56
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baj

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-18-2013 02:32:25 | More by baj
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler from the source.

Pours a light gold color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet, slightly bready malts with floral hop aromas.

Tastes good. Biscuity malt flavors up front with a slight amount of floral-esque flavors that enter in midway through the sip. A small amount of spicy hop flavors pop up right before a slightly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. There's a decent thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and had a few more.

Overall this is a solid American Blonde that I could enjoy over a good amount of time. Worth a shot.

Serving type: growler

08-15-2009 23:43:01 | More by glid02
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Endless Summer Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
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