Straight To Ale

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2610 Clinton Ave.
Huntsville, Alabama, 35805
United States

(256) 801-9650 | map
straighttoale.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.94
Beers:
86
Reviews:
640
Ratings:
2,850
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.17
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
42
pDev:
12.47%
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Reviews by Rubezahl:
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Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Sep 18, 2018
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HopHeadBob395 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Nice venue in Huntsville with a large selection of their beers and those of others. Great menu with loads of selection (The Sticky Thai Ribs were fantastic and my wife said her burger was one of the best she's had).

Nov 22, 2020
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Cheesehoops from Alabama

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Oct 25, 2020
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JasonLWest from Georgia

3.05/5  rDev -26.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Feb 13, 2020
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MJSFS from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jan 26, 2020
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dcscientist from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This place is hoppin', pun intended. Went on a Saturday evening with football on, and in these parts that draws a crowd. They've got a good number of beers on tap, and the space holds plenty of people. I'd like to see a little more space for tables and a little less for merchandise, but they have to sell stuff to stay in business, I get it. If they ever distribute outside of the immediate area, I'll be on the lookout.

Sep 04, 2019
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invertalon from Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

While in town for work, this was my first brewery I visited on my free night.

Straight to Ale has a nice space, split between an outdoor patio and indoor taproom with the brewery itself dividing those areas. Selection was huge, with about every style you could think of. From barrel aged sours, goses and fruited beers to imperial stouts, NE IPA’s, ESB and Milds and a variety of Belgian ales.

I sampled a flight of 5 beers… A fruited oak aged sour, Pilsner, NE IPA, BA Imperial Stout and fruited Gose… That way I can prospect a wide variety of what this place produces and go from there.

Unfortunately, I think this brewery might be an example of “A jack of all trades is a master of none”. The oak aged fruited sour was just not very good. Oaky, no real fruit character coming through. The Pils was a decent example, no real issue with that one aside from maybe a slight under-attenuation. The NE IPA “Juicy Bunny” was nice, run-of-the-mill NE IPA. The BA Stout was a bit tart and thin, leading me to believe there is a contamination issue with that beer. The fruited blackberry Gose was OK, nothing worthwhile by any means.

I would have tried another one or two options, but the five I started with didn’t leave me wanting more. A very middle-of-the-road brewery in my opinion. For better beer, head next door to Yellow Hammer where I found the quality a step (or two) above this place.

Aug 30, 2019
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bigedal60 from Alabama

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jun 23, 2019
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hophead37 from Alabama

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 31, 2019
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rooster1970 from Alabama

4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Jan 13, 2019
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mattjp03 from Alabama

5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jan 08, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This brewery is in a old junior high/high school. The brewery takes up the original lobby, gymnasium and loading dock. So its hard to get a cool vibe from a place like this. The outdoor area on the loading dock is cool. The quality of the beer is decent and the food is very good. The service is fine. There is plenty to choose from off the food menu and the beer menu had 10 beers on tap. Food is very good....bacon wrapped pretzels is a must. There is also art classes, axe throwing, dancing lessons and another couple bars in the school as well.

Oct 27, 2018
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jamyers1 from Pennsylvania

4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Aug 02, 2018
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Dec 06, 2017
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Pretty nice taproom, they converted a school into their brewery/taproom which was pretty rad I thought. The service was decent. The selection was pretty vast. It's a decent spot, wouldn't mind stopping back in the future.

Oct 09, 2016
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clemsonalum11 from South Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

May 22, 2016
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Boone757 from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 13, 2016
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jmv0009 from Alabama

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5

Awesome place to get some great beer from the source. They are moving to a new location this year so this review may not be relevant much longer.

Oct 17, 2015
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suzychesser from Alabama

4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Visited this brewery while in town for a concert. Nice, cool place. Hung out in the tap room and sampled several beers. Cool bartenders. Will visit again.

Oct 11, 2015
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lectersmeal from Alabama

3.26/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5

Jul 29, 2015
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AgentMunky from New York

4.17/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

10 taps, plus bottles available for consumption on-site. Staff is friendly, funny, and knowledgeable.
Location is hard to find (it's sort of behind and to the right of the big gym). Don't miss the pinball room!

Jul 10, 2015
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snakebit8 from Alabama

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Jun 09, 2015
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howiebear from Florida

3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Apr 13, 2015
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Flatsskipper

4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Mar 21, 2015
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Sanmn420 from Alabama

4.64/5  rDev +11.3%

Nov 16, 2014
Straight To Ale in Huntsville, AL
Brewery rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 2850 ratings