Island Summer Ale | St. John Brewers

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Island Summer AleIsland Summer Ale

Brewed by:
St. John Brewers
Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available year-round in the Virgin Islands, April-August in the United States.

Added by MTNboy on 07-24-2007

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat sour wheat but I would agree that I would drink this if I were out a day on the beach. Not super drinkable, but drinkable. Pure yellow bodied.JoshuaR’s bottle. A little astringent. Some caramel, not much wheat. A tad of citrus. Not the best in their lineup.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured into a sierra nevada flared pint glass. the hops etched into the glass caused a huge tornado of bubbles to rise into a nice bright white head.

smell is grains and sugar and musty

taste is grains with sweet phenols, decent balance.

mouthfeel is crisp and watery and dry

very average overall, would probably be good mixed in with a session of pina coladas while sitting on a beach.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Single finger white head on a clear pale golden body.

S: subtle sweet lemon and pale malts. Relatively full on the nose for the style.

T: some pale malts but mostly some mild musty almost noble hop flavors without the bitterness and a mild corriander and lemon citrus note.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: not bad for the style. Flavorful and refreshing. Fairly ideal summer ale. Rating is based on both the genre and overall quality.

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5/5  rDev +55.3%

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3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at a local watering hole in St. Thomas

I wanted to try Blackbeard Ale, but since no place on this island has it I was forced to settle for this. This beer was served a pale golden straw color and smelled of lemons, slight grassy hops. The taste was surprisingly good thinking of all of the Cervezas that were the alternate option. There was good malty caramel body to go with the slight cardamon like sweetness. It is smooth and refreshing and a really nice way to beat the heat. Overall I really did enjoy this and for the style it was quite a nice find on the island.

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Island Summer Ale from St. John Brewers
3.22 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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