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Half Full Bright Ale - Half Full Brewery

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Half Full Bright Ale
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Yeah, that's a bright ale. Straw yellow and lit like a Christmas tree. Head is a bleached top of airy fluff.

S-Light aroma. Overall pleasant but nothing warranting extended description. It's an amiable balance between sweet grain and soft hops.

T-A light and balanced ale. Sweet, mellow, malted grain flavor with a finishing touch of grassy hops.

M-Light but not too watery. Pleasant bubbles. Aftertaste dies off quickly. Quenching.

O/D-Very bland but fairly well built. I think that's the point.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2013 23:58:30 | More by VelvetExtract
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-05-2014 13:53:52 | More by tjcamm
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beanoboy7

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-21-2014 12:39:17 | More by campfirebrew
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Ralphs66

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-07-2014 23:33:02 | More by hoppymcgee
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christhehiker86

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a light beer with a citrusy but not overpowering nose. Light golden/amber color, a great summer/easy drinking beer good for drinking in between APA's or stouts.

taste is good and light, not very complicated but crisp with a bit of hoppiness.

overall a pretty good beer which is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2014 20:53:06 | More by christhehiker86
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-26-2014 19:03:52 | More by jfcaa193
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-24-2014 11:16:01 | More by tylergoov
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12%

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

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -44%

01-18-2014 15:18:47 | More by alaimoa
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JustAnotherDrinker

Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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!

Serving type: on-tap

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

Oregon

2.53/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2013 04:38:32 | More by DefenCorps
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9%

11-17-2013 20:24:23 | More by JKV96
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MarkSansone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-09-2013 01:43:09 | More by MarkSansone
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Durge

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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redfabbri

New York

4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To co-opt the words of the once-great Schaefer, Half Full Bright Ale is the "one beer to have when you're having more than one." It's crisp, refreshing, and perfect for any palate. The beer-snobs I know love it, and the light-beer-only types love it. Personally, I can take down a whole growler without any tastebud fatigue; it hits the sweet spot between malt and hops.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2013 21:54:51 | More by redfabbri
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smutty33

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16%

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

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Half Full Bright Ale from Half Full Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.