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Summer Ale | Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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73 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
New York, United States
greenportharborbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A refreshingly delicious, moderately hopped golden ale brewed with a touch of orange blossom honey for a light, slightly sweet and floral finish. Our Summer Ale is waiting to take it’s place somewhere between softball, rooftop parties, SPF whatever, and sand in the bed.

Added by tobelerone on 05-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,131
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
73
pDev:
10.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by utopiajane:
Photo of utopiajane
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours well with a nice white head to look at and a slight haze. Nose is a shy hop , clean and some honey. I love the scent of honey on beer it's so tempting. It's not too much though and the dominant feature is the malt. crisp and breaddy. Drinks just like the nose with a moderate bubble. Clean flavors and the hop is well defined even with the addition of honey. It is lightly herbal. Just a bit of restrained flora. No fruity esters , just a hint at lemon. A touch of honey in the aftertaste and a bitter so balanced that there is nothing to say about it. Lovely summer beer.

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Photo of Billolick
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, 000011116 printed on the bottle

Pours lightly hazed golden, moderate off white one finger head, leaves a thicker film and some moderate bits of lace.

Ripe fruit nose, with melon and honey.

On the palate its a load of honey, more ripe fruits, melon, pears, light pepper....pleasant

Summer ale - yup - better then decent - worth a try -servicable sessioner

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Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of beenitty
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this one at Coals in BX.

I had trouble choosing one to go with my pizza, but to see my boy cosmicevan gave this one some love I went with it.

A: Golden Orange/Brown, Decent lacing, no head when it was served.

S: First whiff brings out the spices, all of which I cant identify. Its there, but a subdued.

T: Nice. Coriander, Orange peel. But not like Blue Moon in taste since the similar spices, very nice touch in the front and then getting some honey sweetness in the finishPale Ale puts a nice twist on the summer for me. All summers should have a bit of this character.

M: Very nice. Bit grainy in the same way that Zombie Dust comes across. It doesnt taste anything like it but the execution is on point.

D: Very High.

I usually dont go for summer beers but glad I tried this one. finish. Pale Ale puts a nice twist on the summer for me. All summers should have a bit of this character. Get a pint for sure.

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Photo of acurtis
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes are from 5/28

A medium bright yellow color, this beer shines like polished gold. The smallish off-white head takes some time to fall and drops spotting behind.
Malts are on the dry side, crackery with some biscuit, and they offset the honey-like sweetness nicely. The hops are citrusy, and zestier than many in the regard, with a very light pith, and a bit floral. They're light, particularly for a pale ale, but they add some depth and balance. There's a touch of something lightly spicy and a very, very light nip of black pepper just underneath it all. This ale makes it hard to tell where hoppiness should lay back for a lighter "summer" profile, but the hops should be more prominent regardless.
The body is medium and the brew is fairly dry overall. Crispness and smoothness both stay with the palate off a strong but not overstated carbonation.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sunofneurot
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drwikboz
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light golden color, little white head that quickly settles. Smell was slightly sweet, hint of honey.

Enjoyed the flavor, slightly sweet, slightly floral, the honey comes out just enough. Extremely easy to drink, very refreshing feel, perfect for hot summer days.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rattle N Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high frothy white head that gradually died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of fruity yeast along with underlying hints of sweet malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pale ale isn't that difficult to drink but it isn't overly interesting to drink. It would probably be a better choice to have with a meal than as a stand alone beer.

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Photo of plaid75
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, New York.

Poured a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured round pale malts and a grassy hop.

The taste was well balanced with a touch of honey sweetness tempered by clean grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty sessionable summer ale.

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Photo of drews240
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RevMikeT
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbalbrecht
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Japple
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of IronTom
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Srkolodn
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light hazy, gold. Foamy, medium, white head that fades fast.

Smells grain, malt, floral and yeast.

Tastes grainy malt, bready, light floral and light yeast. Finish is dry with a grainy linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Summer Ale from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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