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Half Full Bright Ale - Half Full Brewery

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80
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Full Brewery visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Half Full’s gateway beer is a crisp and refreshing Blonde/Pale Ale hybrid that is perfect for any palate. This unfiltered beer has a light body and a citrusy grapefruit aroma, making it sessionable and approachable – the perfect year round offering for whenever you feel like living in the moment.

17.7 IBU

(Beer added by: KTCamm on 02-15-2013)
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.53/5  rDev -27.5%

On tap at Backstage in Torrington.

A crystal clear yellow with a dense white head with decent retention and nice lacing, this looks solid. The nose has a touch of citrusy hops, some honey and a sugar water character. As disappointing as the nose is, the palate's even more lacking. Extremely thin in body and with a watery finish, there's a little honey, citrus and a little bit of sulfur present. Disappointing.

11-26-2013 04:38:32 | More by DefenCorps
More User Reviews:
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Billolick

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-15-2014 01:36:14 | More by Billolick
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JustAnotherDrinker

Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +28.7%

A: A very light yellow color, fairly clear, but has nice lacing and head. I usually like my beer with more substantial coloring, so I was a little put off in the beginning, only to be pleasantly surprised for what came next.

S: A nice citrusy smell, picking up hints of grapefruit? I hesitate to use refreshing because that's what i want to use for the taste, but yeah, it made me feel alive...

T: What surprised me about this beer was the taste. As aforementioned, I like colorful beers. I was expecting a mellow-bland taste, and was surprised with a rich (but clean) fresh taste that had just a little bit of hop, just enough to add backbone. Has a totally refreshing taste that really excites me

M: Wasn't overwhelmed by this beers mouthfeel, but I'm also not disappointed. I thought it would be crisp to the point of blandniss, but instead it has a nice clean finish. It again surprised me and so left me feeling very satisfied.

O: This is a great beer. I ended up having a few pints of it, and was very happy I encountered this beer. I look forward to trying Half Full's other beers (love the name by the way). As a side note, I just tried this in December, and while I liked it, I can't wait to take it out on the course with me this summer. Cheers indeed!

12-31-2013 23:11:52 | More by JustAnotherDrinker
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Ralphs66

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-18-2014 23:43:38 | More by Ralphs66
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%

Served on tap at Bar Q in Stamford. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Poured hazy yellow with some white foam. Light lacing. Appears to be unfiltered. The nose is mostly citrus, on the light side. Notes of grapefruit evident as well. Taste is smooth and crisp, a nice citrus lemon in the open with an easy going body. Goes down quite easy. Flavorful and approachable.

Overall, this is a solid beer, and I look forward to trying others from this new CT area brewery.

02-15-2013 00:01:23 | More by KTCamm
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Hutch517

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-09-2014 00:30:06 | More by Hutch517
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-07-2014 23:33:02 | More by hoppymcgee
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev +7.2%

My 100th review.
On Tap at Backstage EDL in Torrington, CT.

Bright Ale indeed. This blonde is straw yellow in color with a thin white head. Hazy.

Very mild aroma of faint hops. Clean.

Taste is also mild. Some grassiness. Hops in the finish. Gentle grainy malt.

Overall a very quaffable ale. Goes down really easy.

03-10-2013 16:36:06 | More by nebula1999
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-05-2014 13:53:52 | More by tjcamm
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campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-21-2014 12:39:17 | More by campfirebrew
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beanoboy7

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-03-2014 19:33:05 | More by beanoboy7
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costerman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-22-2014 00:46:27 | More by costerman
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-26-2014 02:46:38 | More by Mersh
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sarahfrancesca

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-25-2014 02:07:43 | More by sarahfrancesca
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev +6.3%

Sampling a cellar temp can poured into a glass mug. The beer pours a bright clear gold color with frothy bleached white head of 5 cm foaming up even with my gentle pour.
A citrusy hop aroma is evident immediately after the pour into my glass. The frothy head recedes to a rocky surface layer with several streams of bubbles constantly rising to the surface.
I get citrus and some grassy hop character with hints of grainy malt in the background.
First sip reveals a light crispy body, with fine prickly carbonation that moves across my palate on each sip.
Flavor is some grainy malt and a dry citrus rind hop finish on each sip. None of the flavor is over robust or in your face, but it is certainly enjoyable and compelling for another sip. this is a good session beer and would be great at the beach, poolside, or any summer activity. Maybe I found my fantasy football draft beer.

07-01-2014 01:37:48 | More by sulldaddy
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-08-2014 18:01:24 | More by jaxon53
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-02-2014 19:08:52 | More by sgregory
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-30-2013 01:38:23 | More by DrunkinYogi
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-31-2014 01:35:51 | More by tobelerone
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14%

07-29-2014 16:43:57 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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smutty33

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14%

06-09-2013 03:57:08 | More by smutty33
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GCBrewery

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-24-2014 17:12:23 | More by GCBrewery
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timmy2b

New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

08-10-2014 12:41:57 | More by timmy2b
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malfunxion

New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

08-17-2014 14:05:21 | More by malfunxion
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

11-17-2013 20:24:23 | More by JKV96
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Half Full Bright Ale from Half Full Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.