Song Of Spring
Grassroots Brewing

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From:
Grassroots Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.95%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
39
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 27, 2019
Added:
May 25, 2013
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  0
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: This highly sessionable spring fest beer is a refreshing, low alcohol ale with a fresh, hoppy character.
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Rated: 3.6 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy dark burnt orange with a persistent but short fluffy head clinging in tall ridges settling in lumps.

Semi-bitter woodiness pairs with toasted bread and orange rind as a mild fluffy carbonation fills the medium body before a semi-dry finish. On the exhale and with some time, elements of toasty brown ale develop.
May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

May 06, 2019
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden copper color with 2 fingers of sudsy white head. Looks like a dirty-ass penny. The head has excellent retention, hanging around for days before settling into a thick blanket of foam. Leaves an epic amount of sticky lacing as it finally dissipates.

The aroma brings notes of green tea, honey, lemonade, tangerines and mild grapefruit before a modest wave of toasted malts, grass, and piney hops.

The flavor is all about the toasted malt character. There are notes of green tea, biscuits, cereal grains, lemon, tangerine, and grapefruit, with a grassy, herbal finish. Very clean, with a subtle, lingering bitterness.

The feel is nearly perfect for the style: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very clean and crisp, yet smooth. Exceptionally drinkable, like iced tea on a hot summer day.

Overall, a truly great pale ale that is incredibly crushable without sacrificing flavor. This beer is very herbal and floral, with a ton of toasted malt presence from beginning to end. I'd quaff this forever.
May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by CraigMack61 from New Jersey

Jul 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by dunix from Vermont

Mar 19, 2014
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Reviewed by VT-Mike-BeerParadise from Vermont

5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
It was last spring when I had this, so I don't want to put a lot of detail in here and be wrong about it, but I can tell you that this collaboration (Hill Farmstead and Grassroots; both in Greensboro, VT) is one of my all time favorites; this is one of the most under-rated beers I've seen on here. Bear in mind I have access to all of Hill Farmstead's offerings as well as the top and several of the top beers in the world, and this one sticks in my mind as one of my all time favorites. Very drinkable and sessionable, and has that amazing floral character that is so distinctly Hill Farmstead.
Feb 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by monitorpop from Michigan

Sep 01, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by goldenM13 from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by jbeervt from Vermont

Aug 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by CypherEnigma from Massachusetts

Jul 28, 2013
 
Rated: 4.32 by bobv from Vermont

Jul 23, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by DonFrap from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by doremite from Vermont

Jun 13, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by VTHeady from Vermont

Jun 13, 2013
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Reviewed by harrymel from Washington

2.77/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
another 750ml growly

It's a hazed copper ale with a solid quilt of soapy, dusty whites. Smells like tea, malt, hints of grapefruit, lots of english influence on this one, some grapefruit. Flavor is malt, biscuit, a little orange pekoe, some english yeast character. Pretty simple and devoid of the classic APA flavors. Medium bodied with hi carb and a wet finish. Although this absolutely misses the mark on American Pale Ale, this is a really nice assertive ESB almost. I like this beer, but would never recommend it as an APA (everything graded as such, except overall score)
Jun 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by ErrandWolfe from Maine

Jun 11, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by TheRuss9585 from Vermont

Jun 10, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Jun 09, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by spycow from Illinois

Jun 09, 2013
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Reviewed by Skrip from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
750ml growler poured into a Three Floyds Teku.

A~ dark glowing copper,think Nissan orange haha. other then that, nice white head and a bunch of lacing.

S~ nice citrusy hops, smells like some sort of simcoe blend. followed by lots of earthy pine and grass(roots)

T~ light in flavor which is surprisingly nice, pretty much follows the nose. citrus, lemon, pineapple, orange, and a little mango. followed by the earthyness and hop bitterness. pretty much what you would expect.

M~ amazing carbonation, and thick in the best possible way. crisp as hell and super refreshing!

O~ all around incredible session brew, perfect for a hot summer day. if they were to start canning this would be perfect! especially for the beach, but i guess in that case they would have to start distributing more haha. goes down smooth and fast, whats not to like!
Jun 07, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by POTABLE83 from New York

Jun 06, 2013
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Reviewed by Sarlacc83 from Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750mL growler courtesy of Jim M. Thanks! Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a cloudy, browned orange with a nice white head head. It's not the most appealing thing I've ever seen, but it'll do.

N: Very nice on the nose. Pine and earth mixed with the grapefruit, mango, mandarine orange, and tangerine. Hints of grass and straw.

T: Slightly bitter with the normal pine/earth modifiers. I'm not really finding much in the way to describe this outside that and it's biscuity level.

M: Lighter bodied with pleasant carbonation. Slightly dry and very easy to drink if a little watery.

O: An above average APA that's well-rounded yet lacking in the deftness of touch of its betters. An easy drinker, but it needs a push out of its comfort zone.
Jun 06, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 05, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by chefduff2 from New York

Jun 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Jun 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by chippo33 from Vermont

May 31, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dirtinabottle from New York

May 30, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by TallSaint from New York

May 29, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Thorpe429 from Illinois

May 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by judkinst from Vermont

May 29, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

May 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by dkw0063 from Texas

May 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by ncaudle from Virginia

May 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by mklisz from New Hampshire

May 28, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by vonnegut21 from New York

May 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by stevec32 from New York

May 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

May 26, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

May 26, 2013
Song Of Spring from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 47 ratings