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Float Trip Ale - Piney River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piney River Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A float trip is the quintessential Ozark experience. A canoe, kayak, raft or tube and a pristine spring-fed Missouri stream creates a lasting memory of our wild and beautiful outdoors. Our hand-crafted blonde ale is the perfect accompaniment to your day on the river or to simply bring back float trip memories.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 04-10-2013)
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of thefluker
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

thefluker, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of BeerQuest36
4/5  rDev +3.1%

BeerQuest36, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

peabody, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Mark-Leggett, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of JT99125
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JT99125, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of priwen
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden yellow and hazy with a nice frothy head that stays around a little while before dissipating.

Smell: Some wheat, a little nuttiness, and a slight sour note.

Taste: Malt and wheat, a hint of sweetness, and some nice bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Solid medium body. Finishes dry and refreshing.

Overall: An enjoyable beer for the warmer months.

16 oz can
Canned on: 06/12/14
Served in a Pint glass

priwen, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev +3.1%

snansel, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Stephen_Woods
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Stephen_Woods, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of thufflife
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Weas
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Weas, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Goosehunter75
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light honey color that is very clear in appearance. It has a 2 1/2 finger bubbly white hear with excellent retention. Nice lacing as well.

S - very light aroma. Mainly malts. Biscuity smelling.

T - Pleasant flavor. Again, mainly malts. Grains, bread, you get the picture

M - Light in the mouth. Very smooth and easy to drink. No burn at all.

O - Great sessionable beer. The name is very fitting. It would be a great beer for a float trip. Very refreshing and would be great at the beach, near a pool, or floating down a river.

Goosehunter75, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Wiscosrw
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Wiscosrw, May 20, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a nice golden color with no lasting head. Aroma is much like one of the better mass produced American lagers such as PBR and Michelob: grainy with a whiff of hops. Flavor is typical for blonde and cream ale. Muted malt flavor and low bitterness and hop character. Mouthfeel is light and quenching. Low alcohol makes it sessionable. Good call for a beer to sip all day along the river. To be honest, I would stock the cooler with PBR but reserve a few of these to enjoy at certain milestones.

EagleTalon, May 09, 2014
Photo of moarmare
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

moarmare, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Dirty25, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bsetz, Apr 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

justdesserts, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ButtomsUp, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Wandano
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Wandano, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of rtrasr
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just bought this. This is very much a summer refresher, but hits the spot in winter as well. Pours a light gold. Some sweetness on the nose. It is a light mouthful. The taste is some sweetness with some hop crispness. This is an easy drink. Good Ale for BMC drinker to start with. Love the 4.5% abv. A true sessison ale. Something we need more of.

rtrasr, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Black_ox, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jklecko2, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6/24/13, glad to see these guys are now puttinf freshness info on their cans.

Pours bronze with a pinky of fast faliing cream colored head. Faint head retention & lacing

S: Pears & crackery notes, a touch of perfumy hops

T: Follows the nose, some dryness & a bit of fuji apple up front. Pear & apple fruittyness/sweetness mingle with crackeryness & slight soapy/floral hoppyness as this warms. Finishes with much orchard fruit, even a touch of canned apricot & slight dryness

MF: Light/medium bodied, subtle carbonation, nicely balanced

Drinks super easy, a well crafted summer session offering that is going down great in this 90+ degree heat. Another solid beer from these guys

russpowell, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a clear, orange-red color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled sweet and floral with a nutty presence.

T - The nuttiness really came through in the flavor. Sweet toffee flavors with caramel and a subtle bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This breaks the mold of traditional cream ales. I liked it.

zeff80, Apr 10, 2013
Float Trip Ale from Piney River Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.