Kilbourn Hop Ale - Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
3.59/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
07-19-2014 23:01:37 | More by KFBR392
3.46/5 rDev -2.8%
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).
08-26-2013 00:09:04 | More by Florida9
3.88/5 rDev +9%
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.
08-20-2013 20:33:35 | More by jimmah120
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
08-24-2012 04:10:46 | More by JackieTH
3.65/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
09-04-2011 02:06:38 | More by zimm421
3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
07-16-2011 20:16:28 | More by WoodBrew
2.53/5 rDev -28.9%
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.
04-28-2011 22:02:32 | More by Lemke10
4/5 rDev +12.4%
(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.
04-26-2011 21:18:58 | More by rhoadsrage
Kilbourn Hop Ale from Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.