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Kilbourn Hop Ale - Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.

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Kilbourn Hop Ale
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
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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3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

Bilzor, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

BrewtalHonesty, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

scootercrabb, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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

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

Endeavor11, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

slavall, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

richkrull, Oct 07, 2013
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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3.88/5  rDev +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

jimmah120, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Chucker17, Jul 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Dactrius, Jun 22, 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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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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
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

doucmehu, Aug 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Satan70, Jul 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

seeswo, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

bill_rue, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

minneapolitanjim, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Soneast, Nov 15, 2011
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
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3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

WoodBrew, Jul 16, 2011
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Kilbourn Hop Ale from Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.
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