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The Great Outdoors - Three Brothers Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Brothers Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Camjmorton on 06-07-2013)
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ElGordito, Sunday at 07:18 PM
Photo of Treyliff
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into pint glass, bottled 7/21/14

A- pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving just a small film on top, no lacing

S- fruity hop aroma with notes of apple & pear, doughy malt, with a hint of off-outing plastic

T- the plastic-like aroma converts to the taste, very similar to what I picked up in their Hoptimization. Beyond that, traces of fruity and floral hop kick in before big doughy malt flavor take over with some grainy notes eventually leading to a dry malty finish

M- medium body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a lively foamy mouthfeel and a dry crisp finish

O- the flavors just didn't mesh with this one and were somewhat off-puting

Treyliff, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
3/5  rDev -10.7%

12 oz bottle poured into a standard drinking glass.

Appearance
Yellow-gold with 2 fingers of billowy head. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Pear, apple, and honey.

Taste
Honey, pear, and apple. Not too much beyond that...

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied and smooth with a light bitterness.

Overall
Doesn't really have the American Pale Ale vibe.

justintcoons, Sep 25, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "Join The Bortherhood!"; "A Virginia Pale Ale"; "Ah, The Great Outdoors! A crisp, clean, and refreshing hybrid pale ale made right here in Virginia. The perfect companion for your next adventure in the great outdoors!"; "Three Brothers Brewing is located in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia: The heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Come see us sometime!"; "Keep 'em cold/Drink 'em in a glass".

There are those beers that just seem to want to do their own thing and this was one of them! I had barely begun the pour when it just began foaming up like nobody's business, forcing me to back off and wait. It quickly settled into just a finger of fluffy, bone-white head with decent retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a grapefruit citrusiness. Mouthfeel was unexpectedly full and creamy! The taste was definitely of grapefruit/citrus hops, but I don't get the hybridization. It could have been just about any other APA. Finish was semi-dry, but I just as not feeling this beer. It was pretty middle-of-the road.

woodychandler, Jul 21, 2014
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beernuts, Jul 17, 2014
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bret717, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

coldriver, Jul 04, 2014
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The Great Outdoors from Three Brothers Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.