Bright Ale
Half Full Brewery

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From:
Half Full Brewery
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 14.45%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
88
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 26, 2019
Added:
Feb 15, 2013
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  29
SCORE
81
Good
Notes: 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
 
Rated: 3.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 2.91 by ajwii33 from Connecticut

Apr 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Apr 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Dec 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Nov 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by shigg85 from Japan

Oct 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by plaid75 from New York

Oct 02, 2015
 
Rated: 2.75 by oline73 from Maryland

Sep 05, 2015
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Reviewed by DeutschesBier from Maryland

1.45/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
There has to be something seriously wrong with this beer. It is not infected, but it has a taste that is reminiscent of cream corn and the light-colored beers I used to make with my awful city water, before I learned water chemistry. Judging by the prior reviews, I may have gotten a bad 6-pack. Either way, there is no way this beer should have seen the shelves.
Aug 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.34 by bmf5581 from North Carolina

Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Jun 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri

Jun 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by Keithp3939 from Connecticut

May 27, 2015
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Reviewed by WhiteHillsStore from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light clear yellow with a fizzy white head. The smell had a bit of citrus to it but it was light. The taste, like the smell, was light and full of citrus hops which made for a rather refreshing beer. Crisp and clean aftertaste as well made for an easy drinking beverage. Works exceptionally well in the summertime.
Apr 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by TonyFrac from New York

Feb 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by fosters9 from New York

Feb 08, 2015
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Rated by IanMcGuire from Connecticut

2.58/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
had high hopes, maybe i got a bad batch but when i had it i had to choke down the can...
Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by Eman17 from Illinois

Jan 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by freshcarl from Connecticut

Jan 08, 2015
Bright Ale from Half Full Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 100 ratings