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Island Summer Ale - St. John Brewers

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BA SCORE
76
okay

61 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. John Brewers visit their website
Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available year-round in the Virgin Islands, April-August in the United States.

(Beer added by: MTNboy on 07-24-2007)
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.04/5  rDev -6.2%

sirhc3034, Sep 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

meehandennis, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

Coolestguyiknow, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

pearljam118, May 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

pascilla, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I highly recommend this good example of the style. American blondes don't always have a lot of personality, but this one works in a bikini!

I had this in a little shop in Frederiksted while shopping for souvenirs. What a nice surprise. There aren't a lot of Good Caribbean beers, but this is a decent one.

It has a decent head and a great aroma. The taste is yeasty, hoppy, and bitter, all in small doses. It works.

I was disappointed that there wasn't a good best place anywhere in the town, as we had already decided not to go to the bigger town on our one day visit. Bit I was pleaded to try one good local brew. My son liked it too.

schoolboy, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Mleblanc25, Dec 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

silverking, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -46%

mwbrady12, Aug 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

rdooley, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

PROEDGEBIKER, Jul 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

quadhog, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.14/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat sour wheat but I would agree that I would drink this if I were out a day on the beach. Not super drinkable, but drinkable. Pure yellow bodied.JoshuaR’s bottle. A little astringent. Some caramel, not much wheat. A tad of citrus. Not the best in their lineup.

Sammy, Apr 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

bvlaminck, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

MooseBoose, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

rolltide8425, Jan 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Bockerdoppel91, Jan 18, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured into a sierra nevada flared pint glass. the hops etched into the glass caused a huge tornado of bubbles to rise into a nice bright white head.

smell is grains and sugar and musty

taste is grains with sweet phenols, decent balance.

mouthfeel is crisp and watery and dry

very average overall, would probably be good mixed in with a session of pina coladas while sitting on a beach.

searsclone, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

MarvinSnyder, Nov 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

dsshuck, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

broller, Aug 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

garyford, Jul 31, 2012
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Island Summer Ale from St. John Brewers
76 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.