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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%


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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Skidz on 07-13-2006)
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Soft grainy character and nicely blended and balanced earthy English hops. Bit of a watery character representative of a light ale.
Cloudy golden amber and nicely dense whitish head with good lacing.
Again with a lighter presentation representative of a session beer style. Less grainy malt than compared to the aroma. Very soft bittering, but a more evident hop flavor. Flavors are less distinct than the aroma and much more blended. There is a prickliness in the carbonation that lends a sharpness to the hop flavors in particular. Also a bigger feel than one would expect from a smaller beer.
I like this beer. A nice afternoon beer and probably since it is so balanced a good beer for most foods.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 19:13:47 | More by garymuchow
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

appearance:
Pours a perfect, translucent amber color with plenty of sediment hanging in suspension. A thin, white ring around the glass was all that remained after a few minutes of pouring. Carbonation is light,

Aroma:
Nice malty base with pecans and praline playing the lead roles. Light sweetness that reminds me of brown sugar. There is also a light mustiness that adds a bit of character and I like it quite a bit.

Taste:
Nothing special, but enjoyable - reminds me of a loaf of nut bread. Simple caramel cues. Faint orange on the tail end.

Mouthfeel:
Easy to drink, medium-bodied beer. Carbonation is hardly noticeable. Finish is semi-dry.

Overall:
This one easy to drink beer. It's not heavy and it's not complex but it has character, making it a fantastic session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 02:32:09 | More by alphagnome
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emerge077

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle from the Beer Temple.
Bottom of the bottle is dated "3057", not sure if it's a relevant Julian date.

Dark saturated orange with a finger or so of dense foam, arcs of spindly lace in the glass, lasting skim across the surface. A closer inspection reveals suspended microparticles in the bottom of the glass.

Estery dried fruit aroma, some minor nutty malt sweetness.

Lightly fruity and nutty, sweet maltiness, dry finish with minimal bitterness. Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation. Slight astringency from the CO2, but pretty clean and easy drinking. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 00:48:38 | More by emerge077
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, soapy, white head. A yeasty, sweet aroma that has notes of floral hops. Golden-raw sienna color. Starts with a nice crisp, floral hoppiness, peaks in this as the sweeter malt comes in, a wonderful nuttiness comes out before hop bitterness lingers in the finish.

This is very nice. The mouthfeel is fantastic! It's frothy, smooth, and perfectly carbonated.
It drink similar to a brown ale. I love the nuttiness balanced against the slight sweetness and floral hops, and I even like that little caramel aspect to it.
I probably won't go out and buy a sixer of this, but I would definitely consider it if I wanted a nice session ale, or if it were on tap.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 22:54:06 | More by TheSSG
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, deep golden-amber colored ale topped with a frothy, white head that sticks around for awhile leaving thick lacing at the top of the glass. Aromas are malty, bready, earthy, caramely, spicy yeast. Tastes earthy, fruity, bready, caramel, spicy, slightly dry finish. Medium-full body, perfect carbonation, floats on the palate - really nice mouth-feel. Overall, very good and recommendable EPA; definitely sessionable as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 11:25:19 | More by barnzy78
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out golden straw color with about two fingers of white foam head that lasts for about two minutes and no lacing at all. Lighter body and carbonation levels, a touch watery and thin.

Smells and tastes vaguely floral and biscuity with a touch of diacetyl that didn't blend well with the malt profile like some of the better English Bitters do. It's pretty average all around, the hopping seems a bit too murky and the texture isn't as sharp and crisp as it could have been. If these issues were addressed, it could be a really nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 23:45:48 | More by WastingFreetime
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

English Pale Ale? Say what? This seems nowhere near it, in my opinion. There are a lot of things going on; none of which fit to style. Fruity tone reminds me slightly of Magic Hat #9. Soft liquid feel with a carbonation to match. It's an easy drinker, but this is not an EPA at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 08:47:59 | More by RblWthACoz
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robbyc1

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy off orange with a nice lacy off white head. Lasts a bit.

Nose is malty, not much of a hop presence. Deep bready with nutty notes.

Taste is bready malt and notes of caramel, balanced nicely but no sign of hops, a lovely drinker.

Good carbonation with a medium mouthfeel, right for the style. This is a good fresh example of what a good midwest brewer can do with this English style. I'd take this over most imports available.

Sessionable at that, a good all around beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 17:41:36 | More by robbyc1
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Florida9

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy amber in color. Forms a moderate sized white head that has some pretty good retention. Head eventually reduces down to a thick surface coating. Leaves some minimal lacing.

S: Nutty malts. A bit of caramel. Some minimal earthy hops. And just a hint of butterscotch.

T: Taste is a mild blend of peanut butter and butterscotch. Light sweetness. Very mild bitterness with a quick finish. Just not much going on with this one.

M: On the lighter side of medium with appropriate carbonation and an almost non-existent bitterness.

O: A rather drinkable, but also fairly uninteresting, beer. Not bad, just not all that good either.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 00:11:47 | More by Florida9
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- a light orange color. A frothy foamy head with a gorgeous spiderweb lacing on the pint.

S- not too much nose but i do gather some earthy hops.

T- more one dimensional in that it is salty malty. Some earthy mild hops comes out at the backend but not much going on here.

M- Salty/malty is overpowering at times a si continue to drink. A bready/yeasty flavor comes back as well.

O- ok not worth the money though. id buy one at a bar with a meal but wouldnt buy a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 19:58:01 | More by Dodo2step
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a DFH glass, orange / amber, hazy, thin off white head, small bubbles, low lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is mildly earthy / hoppy, with hints of malt. Smells exactly like an English Pale ale should.

Beer is thin to medium in body, mild bitterness on the back, wet palate throughout, minimal backbone, interesting beer but ultimately bland. There is nothing wrong with it, a perfectly fine English Pale ale, I might even have it again, on draft.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 21:21:37 | More by drabmuh
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle with no freshness date, into my pint glass. Orange in appearance with very weak head. Very little scent coming from this brew. Bland almost flavorless. This brew is very underwhelming, nothing real outstanding. I did note some sediment floating in my glass.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 17:30:55 | More by mtnbikerpa
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Tballz420

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper colored brew, small white head doesnt last too long. Buttery caramel malt scent, maybe just a touch of hops. Caramel malt from, small amount of diacetyl, some nice floral hops rounding it out. Thought it would be more buttery from the scent, but still has a nice english quality to it. Thin to medium bodied, just a bit sharp on the tongue. Overall pretty good

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 01:57:59 | More by Tballz420
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured out as a pretty standard colored ale, it had a yellowish golden colors. The head didn't leave much lacing. The smell of the beer has some malts and barley with some hops on the nose. The taste has a decent balance too, give off the flavors that the smell gives off. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated. It's an average brew to me, I would drink again if it was offered to me.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 00:42:58 | More by Knapp85
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pours a light copper-orange color with a single-finger head and some good lacing as it goes down. Cap throughout. The nose brings some very light floral hops and then hits with a good amount of bready malt. Neither hop nor malt forward; pretty good balance here. The flavor offers the same variables and ration--basically even amounts of floral and earthy hops aside some bready malt. Not much sweetness, more toward bread. Light body with lower levels of carbonation and a mild bitterness in the finish. Pretty good take on the style. I particularly like that it's not loaded with diacetyl.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 01:41:21 | More by Thorpe429
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plfahey

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pale orange copper color, with good clarity. Moderate beige head with decent retention and some nice light lacing.

Aroma-Lovely malt aroma of biscuits, nuts, grain, and fresh baked bread, blended with some fruity esters-notably a slight orange character. Low earthy hops are present as well.

Flavor-Compared to the aroma, the flavor is just so-so. Medium toasted/bready malt is somewhat one dimensional. Slight orangey earthy hop flavor on the way out and medium hop bitterness. Slight buttery note.

Mouthfeel-Medium mouthfeel. Moderately high carbonation. Initial prickle from carbonation fades to a smooth, gentle caress of the tongue.

This beer has a lot going for it, but I'm seriously underwhelmed by the flavor. I was expecting a lot from the malt based on the aroma, but in the flavor its just rather one dimensional, and not a good.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 03:47:59 | More by plfahey
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy copper-orange with plenty of floating yeast. Head is thick and dense, hanging around awhile.

Aroma is caramel malt, and an unusual fruit quality - Apricot? Yeasty character is pleasantly musty.

Taste is grainy caramel malt with an excellent nutty character. Nice bit of citrus - orange, apricot, and peach. Finishes with earthy hops and an orange peel bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall not a bad American version of an English pale. Flavor is balanced, interesting and subtle.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 23:16:13 | More by Blakaeris
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bashiba

Iowa

2.35/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pored a very hazy orange with lots of sediment, a nice inch of creamy off white head, light retention and lacing.

The smell had a very oxidized metallic copper quality to it.

The flavor was very light with a touch of bready malts and a bit of coppery oxidization comes through here as well.

The mouthfeel is light and thin, a bit watery.

Pretty poor, with no date that I can find on the bottle and no previous experience I can't tell if this is just a bad bottle, or just a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 23:07:47 | More by bashiba
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper amber light beige head with minimal speckled lacing down the sides of my pint glass. Aroma has sweet fruit raisin mild tart apples with a nice cereal grain maltiness with a touch of sweet honey glazed biscuits. Flavor has semi sweet cereal grains with minimal hops, nice caramel/brown sugar presence with some dark fruits blended amongst the toasted malt character. Mouthfeel is light bodied with carbonation feeling a bit forced at times, nothing cloying or sticky goes across the palate pretty well. Drinkability was pretty effortless, easy going English style pale ale. I'd much rather drink their Knot Stock black pepper infused APA.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 14:39:16 | More by WVbeergeek
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ommegoose

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured with a dense but small white head on a hazy but translucent pale beer. Thin walls of lacing.

Slightly fruity yeasty aroma. Banana Laffy Taffy, bubblegum. No hops on the aroma.

Certainly a malt forward pale ale. Hops are nearly non-existent. Almost nothing on the palate, and just a touch of bitterness and herbal character in the finish, which is at least long. Malt flavors run a bit buttery and flatly grainy. Although EPA's aren't the pinnacle of flavor, this is still sort of drab.

There's actually a nice amount of body to this one. More to it than I would have expected a 4.5% beer to have.

Hits the style parameters, I suppose, but I can't work up any enthusiasm over it. Sort of gives off an air of cheapness, but I have to wonder if this isn't especially fresh. I'm tending to forget I'm drinking it while going about my internet browsing. However, I doubt it would be a problem drinking a few out of the bottle at a BBQ or something. Just doesn't hold my interest under scrutiny.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 05:50:00 | More by ommegoose
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice yellowish gold color with a thick white head and a fair amount of lacing. Smells of corn and rye with some malty goodness floating up. Tastes mostly of corn and malts, some caramel and maybe toffee. Do not like it much. Mouthfeel is medium and pretty nice. Drinkability is low.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 15:49:51 | More by TheKingofWichita
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a trade with Jdiddy. Good guy. 12oz bottle...

A: Medium honey color with a small white head that quickly fades to nothing. Ok.

S: Smells of hints of rye and corn. Some bready malt in the middle with a watery base on the backend. Ok.

T: Tastes of hints of rye with a slight metallic taste. Some faint cherry and hints of caramel and chocolate. Eh.

M: Medium body with not much carbonation. Decent.

D: Goes down easy, but almost in a watery sense. Decent.

All in all, don;t bother trying or hunting. The brew is ok and that's about it. An ok brew, but not a good or great brew. Comments to the brewer, try harder and expect better from your brewery. This is not at all good or great, try harder.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 03:29:24 | More by steve8robin
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Finn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

murky, light orange, hazy color. smells, sweet and fruity, like an english ale. taste is pretty nice, a bit of round fruity flavor, mixed with a touch of maltiness, with a medium/light body and carbonation. overall a very drinkable session beer in the english vein.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 00:24:51 | More by Finn
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wedgie9

Tennessee

2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted on draft at Sugar Maple. Pours cloudy orange with an average white head that leaves heavy lace. Nose is simple with very light malt, hops, and yeast. The flavors have a little more depth with good citrus, bread malt, and good wheat flavors as well. Body us light with heavy carbonation and a mfuum bitter and wheat finish.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2010 20:34:46 | More by wedgie9
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - A nice brown orange hue the an inch of the fluffy stuff.

S - Biscuit like bread malt with slight grain and caramel.

T - Starts off kind of grainy then gets sweet in fact sweeter than Serra Nevada's pale ale with the caramel finishes kind of bitter with bready malt.

M - Light and refreshing.

D - One of the reasons why I bought the variety pack was for this beer. Light. refreshing, and a tad on the sweet side this is a great pale ale!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 17:56:32 | More by DrDemento456
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Proper from Furthermore Beer
79 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.