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Kilbourn Hop Ale - Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.

Kilbourn Hop Ale
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%

Brewed by:
Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bighuge on 10-26-2003)
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Reviews by MFauver35:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-16-2013 18:39:41 | More by MFauver35
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-07-2013 05:38:56 | More by richkrull
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3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. In a pitcher. Poured in a standard pint glass. Clear dark orange-amber in color. Forms a moderate sized foamy head. Good retention; decent lacing. Aroma isn't much. Toast and caramel malts with some earth hops in the mix. Taste is s bit better. Mild caramel malts and a bit of juicy citrus hops before turning more earthy and bitter. Medium mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness - more than expected actually.
A rather drinkable amber ale (its not an APA, and to be fair the menu calls it an amber ale as well).

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2013 00:09:04 | More by Florida9
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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pint on tap at the brewpub

look is a deep amber orange, dark for an apa. smell is hard to pick up, but what's there is enjoyable: floral and citrus hops. taste is well hopped but has a good amount of roasted malts. there's oak, spice, pine sap.

tasty pale

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2013 20:33:35 | More by jimmah120
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-23-2013 02:53:35 | More by Chucker17
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-22-2013 03:36:05 | More by Dactrius
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4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At the brewpub:

Into a pint glass:

A: hazy pale orange /brown body with a film of a white head that gently dies leaving some nice clingy lacing in rings

S: hops up front strong all the way unto the end of the drink, light malts as it warms

T: balanced pretty well through the hops and the malts

M: medium, slightly sessionable, carbonation seems to be spot on for the style and for me

O: what a nice APA, if you`re in the Dells and are lookin' for a nice APA don't pass up on this, I definitely would have it again

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2013 23:33:36 | More by BeerKangaroo
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-26-2012 00:14:01 | More by JALIEN
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-03-2012 16:16:59 | More by Jimboe
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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour is a hazy tea brown with a smallish head that leaves a decent amount of lace. Smells quite earthy, herbal hop, even a bit grassy.

There is a distinctly earthy nature to the otherwise herbal-pine flavors. Medium bitterness. It is a bit light in the body, ample carbonation.

Good amount of flavor in an otherwise middle of road American PA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2012 04:10:46 | More by JackieTH
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

08-17-2012 02:48:14 | More by doucmehu
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-23-2012 13:07:20 | More by Satan70
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-12-2012 12:34:33 | More by seeswo
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-19-2012 05:18:42 | More by bill_rue
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-12-2012 01:27:50 | More by minneapolitanjim
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-15-2011 04:30:48 | More by Soneast
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a 5 oz sampler glass.

Appears a dark amber to brown with a white head. Almost no lacing left on the glass.

The nose is bitter with nice earthy, pine and some hints of citrus. The first sip offers a good caramel backbone with the same hop notes as the nose. There is a stronger pine flavor here and it comes through fairly well.

The body is medium to medium-full with average carbonation levels. Overall, a decent brew, but not something to seek out with all your heart. My second favorite option from the sampler I chose. This is a good APA, but I've had much better.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 02:06:38 | More by zimm421
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3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sometimes it pays when your wife heads to the Dells for a Girlz Weekend. She came back with a growler of beer from Moosejaw. The Kilbourn Hop Ale was a cloudy/hazy amber with not much head (was a day old in the growler...may have affected the head). The aroma was nice and hoppy with subtle apricot and spice. The taste was good...fresh hops and pine with good citrus start. The beer was very easy on the mouth and could drink a few of these at a sitting with no problem.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2011 20:16:28 | More by WoodBrew
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2.53/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this as a part of their 5oz sampler package in their bar which you get 10 of their tap beers to try.

Seems a lot of people rated this one fairly high and maybe I just got a bad sampler draft, but I really didn't care for this one. Pours a cloudy medium amber color with average head. There is the scent of some hops lingering over the beer. The taste is hoppy as well but it seemed rather watery. There was a vast difference in the texture. Out of the 10 samples I tried, this was my least favorite, but like I said maybe I just got a bad draft.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2011 22:02:32 | More by Lemke10
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy deep orange body with a brown hue to it and a lumpy oatmeal head that last a good bit and a gentle carbonation of slow bubbles.

S- The green herbal hops has some citrus notes along with green citrus pith but not at all bitter. There is a light caramel malt note that comes through as the beer warms.

T- The dry woody pine hops flavor has a green citrus note and a nice spicy hop finish that is bright but full. There is some caramel malt that comes through as the beer warms.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no astringency or alcohol.

D- The nice hops flavor is mellow with no bitterness at all and is full on flavor. There is a nice depth with the woody, green citrus notes and it is pretty dry overall. Good to have a few pints of on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2011 21:18:58 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

*Review from notes on 3-12
Derek the beer guy at Zinke's Village Market told me the hops are actually from his relatives hop farm.

A: Dark amber with a frothy off white head. Leaves huge rings of lacing.

S: Pretty muted here. The glass was served chilled, but even as it warmed up it was still hard to pick up much. Light citrus and grapefruit hops balanced by a light maltiness.

T: Slightly fruity hops, more grapefruit and citrus balanced by a light carmel malt backbone. Very crisp. Mild hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

D: Great drinkability. Not overly hopped, good malt balance. Local hops, lower abv, local microbrew, fresh, can't ask for more.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2011 14:12:22 | More by herman77
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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light brown color and really not much going on for a head. Maybe a hint of lacing. Malty at first blush, but the hops comes on quickly. The nose doesn't allow the hops to present as dominant, so it reads a bit malty. The flavor allows the hops to come on rather quickly however. The mouthfeel is decidedly thick for a well hopped beer. The finish is clean and leaves the drinker with a sweetness in the mouth that adds a nice balance to the hops. I am impressed with the balance of this beer, yet it seems to operate as individual parts and flavors. Its balance comes from the presence of both malt and hops moreso than from the confluence of the two.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2009 14:56:25 | More by Ragingbull
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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark amber color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops mostly and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation with noticeable bitterness. Tastes of sweet/floral hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of pine. Overall, a good brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2009 05:07:48 | More by Tone
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3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this in Baraboo, WI

The beer menu says they use locally grown hops from Zinke's Hop Farm.

The beer pours a copper color with a 1 finger, thick head with medium lacing.

There's a mild, sweet fruit aroma.

The caramel tasting malt is balanced well with the local hops. The beer has medium carbonation and a clean finish. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2009 20:23:58 | More by Tucquan
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2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a standard pint.

Appearance was of a light copper to deep ruby color with minimal or no head. Small amount of lacing.

Nose is a light hop, but not much else.

Taste is flowery estery hops. Hops are called "local grown" on the menu. Taste like dried glacier to me. No malt flavor at all, not very balanced for an ale. Hop bite hangs on the tongue for a while.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a standard carbonation.

Over all a slightly hoppy beer that I would struggle agreeing is an APA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2008 00:33:30 | More by wheatyweiss
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Kilbourn Hop Ale from Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.
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