East Chop Lighthouse - Offshore Ale Company

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East Chop LighthouseEast Chop Lighthouse

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 17.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Offshore Ale Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-16-2011

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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by parris:
Photo of parris
3.82/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light yellow color, somewhat cloudy, good carbonation.

Smells citrusy, somewhat toasty or bready.

A little citrus up front, mild hop bitterness follows, very crisp and refreshing. Maybe a bit metallic

Good carbonation ads some bite, otherwise very smooth and light bodied.

Great summertime beer, would go good at any bbq, could probably be drank all night without getting full or too drunk.

More User Reviews:
Photo of KTCamm
3.36/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy translucent golden yellow with disappearing white foam. Light mild smell which is almsot nonexistent - nothing too distinguishing in the nose. Mild taste, light, watery malt, subtle fruitiness. Chalky. Easy drinker, good taste but hardly memorable.

Easy summer drinker, nothing more.

Photo of breakofdawn
3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this brew at The Sunset Bar in Allston, MA, on the recommendation of a friend.

Bright straw yellow in color. Smelled of fruit and some light hops.

Honestly, when I drank it, I picked up on a banana taste. Not overwhelming, but it was present. Some hops and wheat in the back.

This would be a quality brew to enjoy in the spring and summer. Not sure why I tasted banana; I'll try this again and right another review in the future.

Photo of mountdew1
3.61/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a very plae golden straw with a bright white 2 finger head. Numerous constant streams of carbonation rose from the bottom, but failed to keep the head from diminishing. Aroma smelled slightly hoppy, slighty green olive sour. Taste was slightly fruity sweet, with faint traces of bitterness. Almost reminded me of a slighty sweet very watered down lemon flavor. Flavor itself wasn't watered down however. Felt great in the mouth. Coated just enough for something of this style, with a hint of carbonation. Not watery, but also not chewy other. Would make for a great summer time beer. Price was pretty reasonable as well.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellow color with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin and spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and thin malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, solid representation of style, although there are better beers in the style, this is still a decent beer to pound down for a long time.

Photo of ppoitras
3.97/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head over the slightly cloudy lemon-hued brew. Head fizzles away, with average lacing. Aroma is lemony tart, with grassy hops character.

Taste begins sweet, strong citrus in the middle, and prickly hops to the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is easy. A good light beer option.

Photo of smcolw
3.56/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, straw color. Modest head, but it sticks around and leaves a decent amount of ring/spotty lace.

Very light malt with a mild sourness to the nose. Hops? Super mild if they're there.

Not as crisp as I expected it to be, but that matches the ale profile. A pleasant mixture of raw and malted grains. The sourness is more subdued on the palate. Better hop in the swallow than the smell would indicate, but it's still an afterthought. Above average body for the style. High level of carbonation as well.

Blondes are tough beers to make flavorful--this one is one of the better ones I've tried.

Photo of farrago
3.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thin, if consistent, layer of bleached white foam across the surface, not one to linger very long, any lacing slides down the glass like greased lightening. Luminescently pale yellow color, healthy amount of loosely assembled bubbles floating about, fully transparent. High-toned nose of herbal matter, quinine, corn husks, sea salts, pressed flowers and squeezed lemons, more cleansing than refreshing, goes lightly on any fruit element, by the same token only a dusting of malt powder to smooth it out texturally as well as provide any sweetness, bracing like an after shave. Medium-bodied, sharp carbonation and a dry mouth feel gives a wiry muscularity, hard to find a beer of this relative lighter weight feels this firm. Tin, stones and streamwater combine with bitter grasses and country style bread to create as much chewiness as possible. Layer on sour white grapefruit accents and peach pit and apple skin and it keeps sandpapering away at your tongue. There’s a soft malty residue at the end, never becomes unattractively tart. Not afraid to show personality and keeps its reach within its grasp.

Photo of jsouza
3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My wife got this for me while on the vineyard
* golden, nice and clear (lager like)
* nothing notable in its smell
* decent taste, not that hoppy (or malty) at all
* overall: a refreshing beer to have on a hot summer day. still much better than the traditional "big brewers"

Photo of Reagan1984
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to my Father-In-Law for providing this bottle. Brought this and another up from the Cape for me after Thanksgiving.

Pours with a whipped egg white head builds nicely and then fades almost as quickly. Bright light gold color with scant visible carbonation.

Aroma is of light dough, honey and some grass.

Definitely a light blonde ale. Doughy in taste as well. Lightly sweet and again I am reminded a bit of honey. Very pale malt flavor. Kind of sweet early and doughy late. Light hop bitterness at the end.

Very light body but not crisp. The sweetness rounds out the mouth feel.

Decent little Blonde ale. They are not supposed to be overly complex and sometimes I think all are rated a bit lower by BA members. This is decent for the style, but still the raw/doughy flavor could be toasted up just a touch.

Photo of morebeergood
3.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a bomber at Yankee Spirits for about $4. Poured into a tall beer glass. The first thing that strikes me is how translucent this beer is. It's almost see through at the thin end of the glass. Bit of a haze though at the top of the glass. Lots of bubbly carbonation. Soapy white head. Smell had a hay-like aroma. Taste was very mild: very little hops or malt. Mouthfeel I guess would be the highlight here. This is a light-bodied beer with just enough substance to notice. Appropriate abv for the style. This would be a good beach weather beer, so it's relevant coming from a Vineyard brewer, but overall just kind of boring - really just too simple.

Photo of ElijahRivera
3.43/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle with no freshness date. Consumed on: 09/26/13.

A- Big, rocky, white head receded slowly leaving delicate lacing. Brilliant transparent gold body with a ton of small, fizzy carbonation throughout with a few bigger bubbles interspersed.

S- Clean, mellow grains. Some hay and lemon as well.

T- Really clean, light and refreshing. Very subtle, pale malt offers a bit of sweetness that effortlessly transitions into a very tame, citric hop bitterness. The hops are not very intense or flavorful, but they show up to offer a balancing note. The taste is a bit one dimensional.

M- Light bodied. Lots of sharp carbonation, and the finish is crisp and dry.

O- Not complex, but it isn't trying to be. This beer is trying to be an approachable everyman's beer, and it certainly accomplishes that. While it is listed as a blonde ale, I would believe it, if someone told me it was a pale lager. I imagine this would pair nicely with a number of lighter seafood dishes that are so popular on Martha's Vineyard, especially when lemon wedges are involved. I'm drinking this brew as the sun sets on an early autumn day as a last, desperate attempt to enjoy a fully retreated summer.

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East Chop Lighthouse from Offshore Ale Company
76 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.