Bright Ale
Half Full Brewery

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Half Full Brewery
Connecticut, United States
American Blonde Ale
3.53 | pDev: 14.45%
Mar 26, 2019
Feb 15, 2013
This Blonde/Pale Ale hybid has a light body, low bitterness, citrusy grapefruit and pale malt notes, and rounds out with a crisp clean finish.
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Rated: 3.74 by dave_ackbar from Hawaii

Mar 26, 2019
Rated: 3.91 by RDenhardt from Connecticut

Mar 24, 2019
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Rated by Daru from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Bursts in mouth with citrusy notes. Ends hoppy. Overall good and clean beer.
Nov 22, 2018
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a splotchy cap; OK lacing;

S: grassy; pilsner malt; a hint of floral;

T: flavor is muted; what's there follows the nose; mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation - a little prickly; moderately dry finish;

O: very easy drinking, but not especially interesting; a nice gateway beer;
May 05, 2018
Rated: 3.57 by SpaethJam from New York

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jan 30, 2018
Rated: 3.14 by MarkJP6 from New York

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Sep 29, 2017
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Rated by JohnWesolowski from Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
NIce, light pale ale. Slight citrus taste. Should be wide appeal, but probably not in anybody's top 10%,
Sep 09, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Aug 08, 2017
Rated: 3.4 by arr3388 from New York

Jun 20, 2017
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Best by 9/17/17

Pours a big frothy 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace, a little lacing, mostly hazy lemon yellow color.

Nose toasted pilsner malts, blond malts, a touch of sweetness, grainy, a touch doughy, cereal grains, a little herbal earthy hop, touch corn-ish, hops add some grassy and a bit fruity aromas.

Taste brings sweet mash out front, raw wort with cereal grains, doughy malt, toasted blond malts, a little corn mash, etc, then into mild hops, a bit grassy, a bit herbal, little fruity notes, a little lager malt flavor and yeast ester notes. Finish is sticky, fair bitterness, a little grassy herbal hops.

Mouth is med bod, a little creamy note, fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, more like a decent cream ale than anything, but an enjoyable summer beer. Weird that people are rating it so low, any almost all the low ratings are without reviews, so my guess is that they are just grabbing a beer expecting some IPA or something stupid, and the subtle nature of this beer makes them go bleh, so they smash it.
Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 3.15 by baldy00 from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

May 26, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by Hall22 from Connecticut

May 15, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by BallsDeep from Florida

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by drbenderdo from Michigan

Oct 06, 2016
Rated: 4.53 by Rand_Schoeb from Connecticut

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 4 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Aug 02, 2016
Bright Ale from Half Full Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 100 ratings