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The Great Outdoors - Three Brothers Brewing

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78
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63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.42%
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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Stokes_

Virginia

2.41/5  rDev -28.1%

One of the worst excuses for a pale I've ever tried. Almost no nose to it at all, taste is even worse. Another example of overzealous amateur brewers with too much money or credit. I was pretty excited when they opened the brewery a block from my work, looks great from the outside. Too bad they don't put as much effort in their beer as they do their location. I really hope they learn how to make good beer at some point. If you're in the area I'd say take 81 South into Staunton and check out Red Beard Brewing in the Wharf. Not the best but very solid and I can honestly say it's worth the money and notable. I'd honestly recommend Queen City over 3 Bros.

08-13-2013 00:10:21 | More by Stokes_
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

06-14-2014 18:10:42 | More by qcbrewer
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-01-2014 16:10:05 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Thomas0790


3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-19-2014 22:41:48 | More by Thomas0790
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is malty, some sweetness. Taste is on the malty side, bready, light citrus, a tad sweet, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and although not as hoppy for the style as expected, it is an enjoyable beer.

06-17-2014 12:42:56 | More by tone77
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

03-03-2014 05:35:59 | More by VeganUndead
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bret717

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-15-2014 02:37:01 | More by bret717
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.59/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured from the bottle into a small snifter glass at Churchkey, Thanks Ed!

No head formed at all, an almost urine yellow but gets a little bit more peach orange color to it for the body. Not sure what to think of that.

Good nose. Some large tropical fruity hop notes, but not much else. Inviting and pleasant. One character not so good, the other pretty solid not sure where this is going.

Palate hits with a slightly wet mouthfeel. Muddy and a bit earthy, and very barley dry grain tasting, with some light toasty notes on the aftertaste. Good hoppy finish with tropical and perhaps some grapefruit. Everything seems to be competing with each other here flavor wise.

Overall there's a smorgasborg of flavor here, but it sorts of a mess and comes off as kind of odd, but it's drinkable and not half bad.

09-09-2013 23:21:24 | More by smakawhat
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

03-15-2014 03:39:39 | More by JasonTaverner
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -11.9%

The Great Outdoors is 3 Brothers Pale Ale. I've had it twice, both times at the taphouse in downtown Harrisonburg. I can't say I was impressed either time.

It looks pretty good, pouring a nice, light, golden color. I couldn't really smell much of anything other than maybe stale bread. No hops in the nose? Okay maybe they'll come through in the flavor? Nope, the flavor is pretty much the same as the nose. It's bland with a biscuity flavor and the tiniest hint of hops. I've never had a pale ale with such little hop profile. My buddy ordered one too and after one sip said "it's a little watery but not bad."

All I can really say is , ADD MORE HOPS. A lot more!

06-12-2013 19:04:06 | More by JMUbrewz
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-23-2013 16:53:31 | More by Rhettroactive
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bearbeer3125

Virginia

4/5  rDev +19.4%

03-21-2014 04:44:36 | More by bearbeer3125
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lillitnn92

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

12-18-2013 16:16:08 | More by lillitnn92
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TaylorK

Virginia

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-27-2013 00:29:47 | More by TaylorK
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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-08-2013 23:22:54 | More by Drknight
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

08-12-2013 13:46:23 | More by ygtbsm94
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

07-21-2014 14:51:00 | More by woodychandler
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-06-2014 03:46:27 | More by Mattyb79
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-13-2014 07:11:54 | More by ZachKelly
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-15-2013 23:28:21 | More by VBWharfRat
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josh32219

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-29-2014 20:27:03 | More by josh32219
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-31-2014 21:33:55 | More by AWB3
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JMUduke

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

08-09-2014 19:13:55 | More by JMUduke
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schmelby

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

12-24-2013 22:09:09 | More by schmelby
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Grinky

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-22-2014 01:19:31 | More by Grinky
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The Great Outdoors from Three Brothers Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.