Purple Drink
Toolbox Brewing Company

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 10.1%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
165
From:
Toolbox Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  18
Gots
  16
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 165 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by JISurfer:
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JISurfer from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this one. It wasn't overly tart and didn't have fake fruit flavors. I felt it was a nice balance. The color of the beer was as advertised, the first beer Ive had like it. Actually got another one to bring home.

Jan 06, 2017
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beernazi from California

4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

my favorite of the tasters i had this weekend at toolbox, amazing color, and fruity taste, tasted like straight fruit juice

Mar 16, 2015
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 31, 2015
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wingnutter from Florida

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 17, 2015
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BillRoth from Maryland

3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Toolbox

Oct 23, 2015
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w5baron from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 29, 2016
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drewone from California

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 12, 2015
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largadeer from California

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 07, 2016
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 01, 2017
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HopHead84 from California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 10, 2015
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markgugs from New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is epic, wow.

Apr 04, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer hits of berry flavor up front. A wonderful soft fruit flavor of berry skin, medium tart, and then covered with iced tea powder mix. A well executed sour without too much tart or berry punch.

Nov 06, 2016
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mltobin from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dec 29, 2016
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 31, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours with a hazy purple body. Looks, smells and tastes like it was made with a substantial load of bosenberries. Mildly sweet but moderately tart.
Nice tart and fruity aftertaste.

Dec 06, 2015
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ClavisAurea from New York

3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really didn't like the berry addition. It was a bit too sweet for my taste. The tartness was nice and I suppose it balanced the sweetness but still not my thing.

May 20, 2015
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 13, 2017
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 28, 2015
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wethorseblanket from California

4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 12, 2015
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright deep pink body. Pretty. Lightly pink white head.

Smell - Yogurt and berries. Some lemon.

Taste - Strong berry. Like blueberry, but berrier. Yogurt flavor, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Very mild tartness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Lotsa berries, not much else.

Mar 24, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 09, 2015
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sirsteve42 from New York

4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 24, 2015
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MickeyHops from California

3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 25, 2016
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Gotti311 from Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

Sep 08, 2015
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benzalman from California

3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 06, 2015
Purple Drink from Toolbox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 165 ratings