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Kilbourn Hop Ale - Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.

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Kilbourn Hop Ale
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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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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

08-17-2012 02:48:14 | More by doucmehu
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-22-2013 03:36:05 | More by Dactrius
Photo of Lemke10


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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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-12-2012 12:34:33 | More by seeswo
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2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
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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3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-12-2014 12:33:18 | More by TooGood
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-13-2014 01:03:53 | More by Endeavor11
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-23-2012 13:07:20 | More by Satan70
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3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-03-2012 16:16:59 | More by Jimboe
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3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Visited Moosejaw after camping. On-Tap in Pint Glass.

A: Thin lace with big bubbled. Lace clings to edges leaving rings around edge of glass as beer is sampled.

Reddish copper color transparent with no visible carbonation.

S: Slight hop and grain. Slight breadish smell. Nothing over powering or particularily significant.

T: Hops abound and tastey. Sweet smoot with a slight bitter end.

M: Watery. Light to medium body. Can feel a slight carbonation, but wouldn't call it a bite.

D: The hops would bring me back. It's a nice session beer, drinkable and nice. Nothing exceptional, but certainly a good beer..

Took a growler home.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2007 22:34:21 | More by MagicLantern
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3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: darkish strawberry amber, with a smallish khaki head quickly fading to a skim

Nose: APA-esque leafy hops over sweet caramel malt

Taste: standard APA leafy hops, though apparently they're grown locally, so there's that, sweet caramel malt to balance. A little underwhelming.

Feel: medium-rich for style, standard carbonation.

Drinkability/Overall: a fairly straightforward APA that I actually enjoyed a little less than their standard Pale.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2006 23:48:23 | More by Golden2wenty1
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3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All in all a well rounded, well done APA. I was up in the dells (as we cheesheads call it) and knew I had to get to moosejaw for some pizza and beer!! Took the girlfriend and we had a great time. This beer goes down smooth and has great hop to it, served cold to me in a pitcher from the tap, very mid to darker brown but delicious through and through. Was so good I paid $13 for a half gallon growler full of it to take back to Milwaukee with me!! :)

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2007 10:03:35 | More by Tumpster
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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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-16-2013 18:39:41 | More by MFauver35
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-26-2012 00:14:01 | More by JALIEN
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-29-2014 01:45:17 | More by slavall
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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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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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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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3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a lightly frosted glass. It's light reddish-brown and pretty clear, with a tiny head. Nose is mild hops, a touch of citrus, roasty malts, and grains. Taste is well-balanced hops and malts, with a hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is smooth but tangy. Not bad overall.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2006 01:22:33 | More by shivtim
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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored...clean,,,nice sweeter floral nose...also some toffee...tastewise it's a pretty malty beginning (toffee), then a piney hop bite on the finish..works nicely together but hops dominate the finish..

Medium bodied...slightly acidic on the finish..

A pretty nice little amber ale...they did a nice job of balancing the assertive hopping with a good malt base...not an all-time great but very enjoyable...locally grown hops are apparently used in this..

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2005 20:01:36 | More by ZAP
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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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South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-23-2013 02:53:35 | More by Chucker17
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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
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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