Float Trip Ale | Piney River Brewing Co.

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Float Trip AleFloat Trip Ale

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

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

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 37
Reviews by russpowell:
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3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6/24/13, glad to see these guys are now puttinf freshness info on their cans.

Pours bronze with a pinky of fast faliing cream colored head. Faint head retention & lacing

S: Pears & crackery notes, a touch of perfumy hops

T: Follows the nose, some dryness & a bit of fuji apple up front. Pear & apple fruittyness/sweetness mingle with crackeryness & slight soapy/floral hoppyness as this warms. Finishes with much orchard fruit, even a touch of canned apricot & slight dryness

MF: Light/medium bodied, subtle carbonation, nicely balanced

Drinks super easy, a well crafted summer session offering that is going down great in this 90+ degree heat. Another solid beer from these guys

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
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 justdesserts
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of JT99125
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewAskew
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a nice golden color with no lasting head. Aroma is much like one of the better mass produced American lagers such as PBR and Michelob: grainy with a whiff of hops. Flavor is typical for blonde and cream ale. Muted malt flavor and low bitterness and hop character. Mouthfeel is light and quenching. Low alcohol makes it sessionable. Good call for a beer to sip all day along the river. To be honest, I would stock the cooler with PBR but reserve a few of these to enjoy at certain milestones.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peabody
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of thefluker
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of atone315
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stephen_Woods
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of rtrasr
4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just bought this. This is very much a summer refresher, but hits the spot in winter as well. Pours a light gold. Some sweetness on the nose. It is a light mouthful. The taste is some sweetness with some hop crispness. This is an easy drink. Good Ale for BMC drinker to start with. Love the 4.5% abv. A true sessison ale. Something we need more of.

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Photo of J_Mueller
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Suds
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a clear, orange-red color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled sweet and floral with a nutty presence.

T - The nuttiness really came through in the flavor. Sweet toffee flavors with caramel and a subtle bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This breaks the mold of traditional cream ales. I liked it.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light honey color that is very clear in appearance. It has a 2 1/2 finger bubbly white hear with excellent retention. Nice lacing as well.

S - very light aroma. Mainly malts. Biscuity smelling.

T - Pleasant flavor. Again, mainly malts. Grains, bread, you get the picture

M - Light in the mouth. Very smooth and easy to drink. No burn at all.

O - Great sessionable beer. The name is very fitting. It would be a great beer for a float trip. Very refreshing and would be great at the beach, near a pool, or floating down a river.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Float Trip Ale from Piney River Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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