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Steamboat Pale Ale - Big River Grille & Brewing Works

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Steamboat Pale Ale
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big River Grille & Brewing Works visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RutgersBeerGuy on 03-18-2007)
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Reviews by hooligan:
Photo of hooligan
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review written on a coaster so I wouldn't forget... Good to review beers on vacation.

Beer comes cloudy amber/honey tones with a thick off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves quite a bit of residue.

Savory roasted grain and grilled fruits in the nose, slight grassy hop.

Clean sweet caramel and pear notes upfront, slight spice and grassy hop, but very much second fiddle to the big malt character upfront.

Thick, chewy mouthfeel with little to no effervescence .

This is closer to a "bitters" or English style pale ale than the APA I was expecting. It was good, but still quite middle-pack as far as pale ales.

hooligan, Aug 23, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of Kevincredible
2/5  rDev -39%

Kevincredible, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Gmann, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of philbe311
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A medium copper color with an overt orange hue... Slight creamy white heads recedes to a lacing of the same...

S - Mild hints of citrus... Honey... Grains... Not a bad aroma, but a extremely understated...

T - Distinct hints of honey... Mild caramel... Bready malts... Malt forward, but there is an ever so slight piney hop presence...

M - On the light side of medium bodied... Creamy and smooth... Easy drinking...

D - Simple and straightforward... Drinkable, but not overly memorable...

philbe311, Nov 10, 2009
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes from my trip to Florida.

#3 of the night. Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed orange. Came with no head, but a decent amount of lacing.

3.0 S: Pretty boring. A light yeastiness. Light floral hoppiness and a touch of crystal. Not much going on.

3.5 T: Taste is much better. Solid neutral maltiness with a touch of crystal. Moderate bitterness with grassy and earthy hop flavor. Not bad here.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Smooth, but could be creamier.

3.5 D: Decent beer. Not worth seeking out, but I'm glad it's here.

DavoleBomb, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of JALIEN
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

JALIEN, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of TheHoppiest
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint on tap at the premises at Disney's Boardwalk.

Pours a honey yellow with little head, but with nice lacing down the sides at it is consumed.

Smell is thin, with minor hops evident. Is it being seved too cold?

Taste is similarly thin. Some hops are evident, but overall a rather ordinary ale, with slight malt tastes followed by a tinge of polite bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average, but not offensive.

Fairly drinkable as a session beer, but not one that stands out. Think of it as a beer by Disney, made more for the masses than the beer connoisseur.

TheHoppiest, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of Washuffizi98
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of MPSTARR
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

MPSTARR, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

MO5290, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

kaelingirl, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of griffiam03
2/5  rDev -39%

griffiam03, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of twbeecher
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

twbeecher, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of chilidog
3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Im not sure when this beer came out but the first thoughts, here goes.
It pours an orange/copper color, very small off-white head. not much lace to be had.
The aroma is mixed between slight citric hop and pale malts.
The taste carries more of the American Perle hop that adds a citric crisspness to this medium bodied brew.
The mouth finish is dry
Drinkability, yes, crisp, refreshing pale. Flavorful and smooth.

chilidog, Aug 12, 2007
Photo of meehandennis
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

meehandennis, Dec 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

petermethot, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

KevieJames, Mar 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of allergictomacros
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ever so slightly cloudy light gold. Citrus/grapefruit rind and lemon with a touch of sweetness. Good balance, but a bit on the light side. Medium body and carbonation. Good drinkability and refreshing, but needs a bit more oomph, especially in aroma.

allergictomacros, Feb 12, 2010
Steamboat Pale Ale from Big River Grille & Brewing Works
78 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.