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Gritty McDuff's Vacationland Summer Ale | Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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Gritty McDuff's Vacationland Summer AleGritty McDuff's Vacationland Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Maine, United States
grittys.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
You can't put summer in a bottle, but we may have come close! When the weather gets warm we roll out our summer seasonal, Vacationland Summer Ale. Vacationland is an Extra Special Golden Ale that's light in color but full-bodied, with a snappy hop finish. A bit of extra time in the conditioning tank rounds out and mellows the ale. We use generous portions of pale malt with just a touch of wheat malt to give VSA unique flavor that?s richer than most summer brews. Cascade leaf hops add a delicate and forward hop character as well. It's the perfect brew for all things summer.

22 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,796
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
176
pDev:
13.43%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeg67
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Portland, ME. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is of caramel malt and ripe fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Earthy, herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and earthy. Overall it is a nice brew.

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3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice subtle hints of hops, what an IPA should be if it were brewed to have this bitter, floral romatic feature. Nice feel, a a clear, yet dark good looking beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

After sampling a flight at Gritty's, I chose this. Floral, fruity, mild hops. Poured into a pint glass, I found it refreshing and good with dinner.

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3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Hoppy with a bit of aftertaste that is tolerable.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.6/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 176 ratings
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