Steamboat Pale Ale | Big River Grille & Brewing Works

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Brewed by:
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Florida, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RutgersBeerGuy on 03-18-2007

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by hooligan:
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review written on a coaster so I wouldn't forget... Good to review beers on vacation.

Beer comes cloudy amber/honey tones with a thick off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves quite a bit of residue.

Savory roasted grain and grilled fruits in the nose, slight grassy hop.

Clean sweet caramel and pear notes upfront, slight spice and grassy hop, but very much second fiddle to the big malt character upfront.

Thick, chewy mouthfeel with little to no effervescence .

This is closer to a "bitters" or English style pale ale than the APA I was expecting. It was good, but still quite middle-pack as far as pale ales.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kevincredible
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of Gmann
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of philbe311
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A medium copper color with an overt orange hue... Slight creamy white heads recedes to a lacing of the same...

S - Mild hints of citrus... Honey... Grains... Not a bad aroma, but a extremely understated...

T - Distinct hints of honey... Mild caramel... Bready malts... Malt forward, but there is an ever so slight piney hop presence...

M - On the light side of medium bodied... Creamy and smooth... Easy drinking...

D - Simple and straightforward... Drinkable, but not overly memorable...

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes from my trip to Florida.

#3 of the night. Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed orange. Came with no head, but a decent amount of lacing.

3.0 S: Pretty boring. A light yeastiness. Light floral hoppiness and a touch of crystal. Not much going on.

3.5 T: Taste is much better. Solid neutral maltiness with a touch of crystal. Moderate bitterness with grassy and earthy hop flavor. Not bad here.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Smooth, but could be creamier.

3.5 D: Decent beer. Not worth seeking out, but I'm glad it's here.

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Photo of JALIEN
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint on tap at the premises at Disney's Boardwalk.

Pours a honey yellow with little head, but with nice lacing down the sides at it is consumed.

Smell is thin, with minor hops evident. Is it being seved too cold?

Taste is similarly thin. Some hops are evident, but overall a rather ordinary ale, with slight malt tastes followed by a tinge of polite bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average, but not offensive.

Fairly drinkable as a session beer, but not one that stands out. Think of it as a beer by Disney, made more for the masses than the beer connoisseur.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
2.6/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Cascade hops? I did not get the citrus flavor but biiter was strong. Way out of balance

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Photo of Washuffizi98
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MPSTARR
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MO5290
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of griffiam03
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of twbeecher
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of chilidog
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Im not sure when this beer came out but the first thoughts, here goes.
It pours an orange/copper color, very small off-white head. not much lace to be had.
The aroma is mixed between slight citric hop and pale malts.
The taste carries more of the American Perle hop that adds a citric crisspness to this medium bodied brew.
The mouth finish is dry
Drinkability, yes, crisp, refreshing pale. Flavorful and smooth.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of petermethot
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of KevieJames
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of allergictomacros
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ever so slightly cloudy light gold. Citrus/grapefruit rind and lemon with a touch of sweetness. Good balance, but a bit on the light side. Medium body and carbonation. Good drinkability and refreshing, but needs a bit more oomph, especially in aroma.

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Steamboat Pale Ale from Big River Grille & Brewing Works
3.38 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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