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Kilbourn Hop Ale - Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.

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Kilbourn Hop Ale
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bighuge on 10-26-2003)
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mrpivo

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quite a nice example of an American Pale Ale. The glass was very clear with a nice cream colored head which hang around while I finished the glass. It also created nice lacing as the glass was drunk. The aroma was definitely hoppy. Prevalent citrus nose of Cascade which I understand were locally grown by a resident. The initial taste was wonderful. Being a hophead I fully appreciated the amount of hops used in this brew although they were nicely balanced with the malt in the background. Carbonation was perfect for the style. Body was perfect.

Overall great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2003 14:47:57 | More by mrpivo
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a burnt orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which dissipated to the edges of the glass while drinking. Carbonation is above average for the style.

Smell: Light caramel and toffee jump out first with some floral hop notes in the background. Some slightly resinous pine opens up on the body with a lingering gummy sweetness. There is a maple syrupy sweetness lingering as well, unique aroma.

Taste: Chewy malts stick immediately to the palate. Taffy, grass, orange peel, and bitter pine come together on the body. Gummy malts pop up on the back end. The finish is lead and mainly dominated by bitter pine which dries out and gives off some herbal, earthy flavors.

Mouthfeel: A pleasantly sweet front is matched in intensity on the back end with heavy palate punishing hops. Carbonation fits.

Overall: Not something I would want to drink more then one per occasion, but a unique pale for sure. Certainly not another boring pale, so props for that.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 23:01:37 | More by KFBR392
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-12-2014 12:33:18 | More by TooGood
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Endeavor11

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-13-2014 01:03:53 | More by Endeavor11
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slavall

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-29-2014 01:45:17 | More by slavall
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-07-2013 05:38:56 | More by richkrull
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Florida9

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
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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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-23-2013 02:53:35 | More by Chucker17
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-22-2013 03:36:05 | More by Dactrius
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MFauver35

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-16-2013 18:39:41 | More by MFauver35
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JALIEN

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-26-2012 00:14:01 | More by JALIEN
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Jimboe


3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-03-2012 16:16:59 | More by Jimboe
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev 0%
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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doucmehu

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

08-17-2012 02:48:14 | More by doucmehu
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-23-2012 13:07:20 | More by Satan70
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seeswo

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-12-2012 12:34:33 | More by seeswo
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bill_rue


4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-19-2012 05:18:42 | More by bill_rue
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minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-12-2012 01:27:50 | More by minneapolitanjim
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-15-2011 04:30:48 | More by Soneast
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zimm421

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +2%
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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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
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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Lemke10

Wisconsin

2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
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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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%
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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herman77

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Kilbourn Hop Ale from Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.
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