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Float Trip Ale | Piney River Brewing Co.

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Float Trip AleFloat Trip Ale
BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
46 Ratings
Float Trip AleFloat Trip Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Piney River Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
pineyriverbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A float trip is the quintessential Ozark experience. A canoe, kayak, raft or tube and a pristine spring-fed Missouri stream creates a lasting memory of our wild and beautiful outdoors. Our hand-crafted blonde ale is the perfect accompaniment to your day on the river or to simply bring back float trip memories.

18 IBU

Added by zeff80 on 04-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,448
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
46
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Jasondue
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmay9753
2.68/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 month old according to date on can. Poured into frozen tulip glass. Golden bronze color 1/4" white head that dissipated quickly. Smell was pretty expected for a pale ale. Flavor was lacking i found and even with only 18 IBU rating i found the hop bitter to over power the flavor. Could be better if more balanced for sure.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walnut
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdaniel723
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good, refreshing ale for a hot day

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Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J_Mueller
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, cream, hint of wheat, slight yeast, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, strong cream, wheat, slight hop, slight yeast, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, body, and blend, but more Cream ale than Blonde ale.

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Photo of Gotti311
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of atone315
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

solid beer right here, elements of wheat beer, cream ale, blonde ale, all sorts of light easy drinking styles. it must have some wheat in it, because i am informed by the can that it won a world beer cup gold medal for american style wheat, although its very clear in appearance for a wheat, and drinks more like a basic american blonde. im not getting a ton of texture of flavor from the wheat, although maybe thats its genius. this could easily be a lager too. i taste a little yeast, i feel it, and its dry and crispy and tasting very well like it may have spent some time cold conditioning in a bright tank. no hops at all in aroma or flavor, but a cool up and down grain base thats super simple, may feature some corn, and ends up drier than it starts. the beer is very well carbonated and clean in the finish at first, but as it warms, some lingering grain weirdness creeps in and the carbonation just disappears. very low alcohol too makes it summery to me, and the float trip itself sounds pretty good right now. get me there! minor notes of green grapes still firm and fresh, pizza dough (yeast), and slight oxidation setting in (in a good way) are all there in the finish. overall another basic craft slammer that doesnt need to be over analyzed, but its well done and just a little different from the masses. subtle on the wheat if thats what it is, but a good beer on the whole. my first from piney river. maybe not gold medal good, but its not bad at all.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Gold in color with a faint haziness. There's a fingernail of dull white around the rim and covering about half of the middle. Aroma is of light biscuit malt and a touch of sea salt. I taste light biscuit malt with a slightly earthy dandelion note in the back of the palate. The mouth very light and quaffable.

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Photo of Tgrmitchroy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 16 ounce can, this brew is golden, with a thin head, good clarity, and sea of tight bubbles. The aroma is slightly fruit you...peach and apricot?...with some background hops. Hoppy and semi dey in taste, with some carbonated spritz. Nice lingering bitterness in the pst taste. Straightforward and drinkable ale.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KillerJigger
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly smooth and easy to drink!

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Boca-X
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of thefluker
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of BeerQuest36
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of peabody
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Float Trip Ale from Piney River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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