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Kilbourn Hop Ale - Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.

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Kilbourn Hop Ale
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Bighuge on 10-26-2003)
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

doucmehu, Aug 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Dactrius, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
2.53/5  rDev -28.9%
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.

Lemke10, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of seeswo
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

seeswo, May 12, 2012
Photo of wheatyweiss
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

wheatyweiss, Feb 05, 2008
Photo of TooGood
3/5  rDev -15.7%

TooGood, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ericjubeck, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -15.7%

BrewtalHonesty, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Endeavor11, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Satan70
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Satan70, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Tucquan, Jan 03, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

scootercrabb, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of MagicLantern
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

MagicLantern, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Golden2wenty1, Aug 07, 2006
Photo of Tumpster
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
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!! :)

Tumpster, Jun 26, 2007
Photo of Florida9
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
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).

Florida9, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MFauver35, Feb 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

JALIEN, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

slavall, May 29, 2014
Photo of JackieTH
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

JackieTH, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of KFBR392
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

KFBR392, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of zimm421
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

zimm421, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of shivtim
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

shivtim, Aug 14, 2006
Photo of ZAP
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
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..

ZAP, Oct 27, 2005
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Kilbourn Hop Ale from Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.
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