Screendoor Summer Ale | Riverwalk Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Riverwalk Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
riverwalkbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoppy Summer Wheat

Added by Jason on 05-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gavage
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a 1/2" head that falls to a spotty surface covering.

Smell: very little aroma here as only a little citrus comes through.

Taste: a wheat base provides some lightness. Orange, lemon zest, pear, and a moderate bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout.

Overall: a refreshing ale that is very easy to consume.

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Photo of rjp217
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The nose on this beer is fantastic. Big floral, stone fruit notes. Some sweet malts. The tasters like a hybrid APA/Pilsner as it pretty much says it will be. It's very dry with some pine/grass. Subtle citrus notes. Ultimately, a pretty sessionable beer and enjoyable.

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Photo of cbutova
3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A- Can poured into a goblet with a hazy golden yellow body and a half inch creamy white head. The crown falls fairly quickly to a medium belt around the edges. A few small sheets of lacing remain on the glass.

S- Hops make up most of the aroma with light overall strength of smell. Timid citrus, floral, grassy and herbal hop notes atop a base of light malts. Fades pretty quickly after just a few sips.

T- Again the hops make up most of what is going on but are neither pungent nor that distinctive as a general amalgamation of lemony citrus, flowers, herbs, grassy and spicy hop notes land on the taste buds. Just a hint of sweetness as the grains and yeast are mostly silent besides some breadiness.

MF- Light bodied and leaning just a tad towards the watery thin side of things as it lacks much texture. Just a bit puffy but that dies down fast. High end, smooth carbonation and a slight hint of bitterness.

Hoppy, even if just a bit, summer brew that lacks any major flaws but also doesn't stand out above many of the pale ales available today. Lemony citrus and not much else.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HattedClassic
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Flounder57
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass at Cambridge Common.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger puffy head that reduced to a smaller layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles can be seen coming up through the glass. Super nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemony, citrusy, bready and sweet pale malts.

Taste: Same as above with some tingly bitterness and the lemon and citrus hop characteristics are awesome you.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, crisp, refreshing, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid APWA from the North Shore. I will definitely look forward to more of these brews.

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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of liquorpig
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Sunny golden color with a very slight haze. The big rocky white head never budges an inch and leaves chunks of foamy lacing on the glass.

S: Fresh and bright hop aromas of freshly cut grass, pithy orange, and wildflowers. Underlying toasty and bready malts. Simple, clean, and great.

T: Spritzed orange and lemon. Freshly cut grass. Floral and pithy. Pine. Oily. With stiff bitterness. Clean. Toasty and grainy malt base. Bready too. Grassy, pithy, and oily hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Soft, airy, and creamy texture. Some gripping hop astringency. Bite of crisp, acute carbonation.

O: Crisp and clean with a nice hop bite. Refreshing and quaffable. It's exactly what you want it to be as a summer seasonal.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbertsch
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of stevehagy
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattymystique
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of garyloveman
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tb4475
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jslay013
1.75/5  rDev -52.3%

Photo of dsm45
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MA08
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of JohnnyB
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorChugButterman
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrovelli
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Screendoor Summer Ale from Riverwalk Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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