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Summer Ale - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Summer Ale
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tobelerone on 05-01-2012)
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RevMikeT

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-15-2013 23:26:27 | More by RevMikeT
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metter98

New York

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rattle N Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high frothy white head that gradually died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of fruity yeast along with underlying hints of sweet malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pale ale isn't that difficult to drink but it isn't overly interesting to drink. It would probably be a better choice to have with a meal than as a stand alone beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2014 00:02:53 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-12-2014 01:40:13 | More by smithj4
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mattyrubes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-28-2014 04:01:03 | More by mattyrubes
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DCH

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-27-2014 22:05:22 | More by DCH
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-17-2014 22:02:40 | More by NJBeer265
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Brenden

Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes are from 5/28

A medium bright yellow color, this beer shines like polished gold. The smallish off-white head takes some time to fall and drops spotting behind.
Malts are on the dry side, crackery with some biscuit, and they offset the honey-like sweetness nicely. The hops are citrusy, and zestier than many in the regard, with a very light pith, and a bit floral. They're light, particularly for a pale ale, but they add some depth and balance. There's a touch of something lightly spicy and a very, very light nip of black pepper just underneath it all. This ale makes it hard to tell where hoppiness should lay back for a lighter "summer" profile, but the hops should be more prominent regardless.
The body is medium and the brew is fairly dry overall. Crispness and smoothness both stay with the palate off a strong but not overstated carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2014 20:43:57 | More by Brenden
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JoeMans

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-09-2014 19:35:30 | More by JoeMans
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2/5  rDev -45.2%

01-06-2014 17:14:49 | More by ThatsThatDude
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SlingerBKLYN

New York

5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am delighted to find a regional micro brew of such exceptional quality. I am so tired of the current trend of heavy handed brewing. This beer is the exception to that. It is loaded with layers and layers of nuanced a subtlety. Clear clean and floral with notes of honey and clover. To my taste this ranks with some of the finest German Brews in this style. I could drink this beer glass after glass and continue to find new flavors of interest. Bravo! Keep it coming. IPA is BS Demand More!

Serving type: growler

09-19-2013 00:55:19 | More by SlingerBKLYN
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GFD400

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-11-2013 22:59:09 | More by GFD400
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-07-2013 22:50:33 | More by pjkelley82
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-22-2013 15:32:04 | More by afksports
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plaid75

New York

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, New York.

Poured a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured round pale malts and a grassy hop.

The taste was well balanced with a touch of honey sweetness tempered by clean grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty sessionable summer ale.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2013 19:59:45 | More by plaid75
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this one at Coals in BX.

I had trouble choosing one to go with my pizza, but to see my boy cosmicevan gave this one some love I went with it.

A: Golden Orange/Brown, Decent lacing, no head when it was served.

S: First whiff brings out the spices, all of which I cant identify. Its there, but a subdued.

T: Nice. Coriander, Orange peel. But not like Blue Moon in taste since the similar spices, very nice touch in the front and then getting some honey sweetness in the finishPale Ale puts a nice twist on the summer for me. All summers should have a bit of this character.

M: Very nice. Bit grainy in the same way that Zombie Dust comes across. It doesnt taste anything like it but the execution is on point.

D: Very High.

I usually dont go for summer beers but glad I tried this one. finish. Pale Ale puts a nice twist on the summer for me. All summers should have a bit of this character. Get a pint for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2013 01:10:35 | More by beenitty
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drwikboz

New York

4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light golden color, little white head that quickly settles. Smell was slightly sweet, hint of honey.

Enjoyed the flavor, slightly sweet, slightly floral, the honey comes out just enough. Extremely easy to drink, very refreshing feel, perfect for hot summer days.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2013 20:02:17 | More by drwikboz
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virinow

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-13-2013 19:24:31 | More by virinow
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-01-2013 00:44:54 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Japple

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-07-2012 23:44:50 | More by Japple
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2012 03:55:06 | More by rolltide8425
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MikeConklin

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-16-2012 23:19:54 | More by MikeConklin
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cosmicevan

New York

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

swung by the brewery after a day at the vineyards to sample the local offerings. got about a half if a pint sample. brew was a transparent straw yellow with a thin white fizzy head. smelled of pilsner malt but came alive in the flavor. honey and orange peel on a golden ale worked amazingly well. great beer for the warner weather a real treat. soft and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2012 19:52:24 | More by cosmicevan
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cosmo4u

New York

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-09-2012 21:05:50 | More by cosmo4u
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear, light gold bodied-beer with a small white head that settles down quickly, leaving some patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma is lightly sweet, with pale malt, a touch of bitter, citrusy hops, and noticeable honey. Faintly floral and perfumy.

Pretty tasty and straightforward. The honey really comes out in the flavor, adding appealing sweetness that doesn’t take over too much. Otherwise it’s grainy, cracker malt and just a kiss of citrus and floral hops. Low bitterness.

Medium-thin bodied with crisp carbonation, a dry finish, and a clean, refreshing mouthfeel overall. Very nice warm weather session brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2012 14:53:58 | More by tobelerone
Summer Ale from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.