Kilbourn Hop Ale - Moosejaw Pizza & Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moosejaw Pizza & Wisconsin 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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Photo of woodychandler
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the menu: “Locally grown hops are harvested from Brownie Zinke’s Hop Farm and are used to create this one-of-a-kind ale.” Locally grown hops! I was sold before I even tried it.

Calvin brought it to me in a nice, room-temperature pint glass, thusly passing his final exam. It had a medium, off-white head with decent retention. I caught a whiff of a big, floral hop nose as soon as I leaned in. The color was a very lightly cloudy medium-amber. The mouthfeel was medium with a grassy-hop flavor on the palate. The finish was still hoppy, but with a light grainy characteristic. Yum.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark amber color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops mostly and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation with noticeable bitterness. Tastes of sweet/floral hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of pine. Overall, a good brew.

Photo of Bighuge
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer uses locally grown hops during August and September. This happened to be a batch that used the fresh, local hops.

Light copper color. Tight, light beige head that is a bit bubbly. Staying power is good. Lacing is more than adequate. Aroma? Yeah, it's freshly picked hops. After repeated calls, I couldn't get the varieties used, but I'll guess they are of the West Coast varity. Cascades. Centennial maybe. Nice piney and grapefruity aroma. Some caramel malt and toffee noted as well. Body is medium. Mouthfeel is carbonated just right. This is a nicely hopped pale ale, but the malt foundation let's you know it's there. Toasted malt compimented with caramel and toffee tones. Hops are citric, resiny, piney. And there's a nice bitterness present as well. Not IPA bitter, but very nice. Nice quaffable brew.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of ZAP
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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..

Photo of cokes
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper hued without much of a head. Traces of beige residue were present.
The aroma is dominated by bitter flower petals and citric rinds. It smells forcefully bitter. And is backed-up with some toasty, caramelled biscuits.
That toasty caramelness transfer into the flavor, but to a lesser degree. Mostly, it is aggressive with its hops, but no overburdoningly so. Citrus primarily, with bitter orange peel, bolstered with dry florals and herbs.
It's a bit waif in the mouth and could benefit with a rounder feel. Regardless, this a a hoppy quaffer at a venue that seems to specialize in lagers.
Though the menu description is misleading with its grandiose claim of "one of a kind hopping" etc. This is a tasty but standard APA, and those "unique, locally grown" hops strongly suggest cascades and centennials.

Photo of Florida9
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
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).

Photo of seeswo
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Tucquan
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Dactrius
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of herman77
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of brdc
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a dark amber brew, darker than I expected, but clear, with a small whitish head.
It has a hoppy, floral aroma, medium body and is surprisingly well balanced, a lot more like an Elgish pale ale than an american pale ale. Spiced, a nice amount of sweetish malts balancing the hoppy bite.
Nicely done.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a winner and my favorite of Moose Jaw’s brews. The hops are all locally grown and damn aromatic. Reminds me of a good English Ale, maybe even an ESB. Medium body. Large floral hop aroma with a touch of pine. Taste is all floral and fruity hops yet it’s not terribly bitter. This is no hop bomb to be sure, however, it is rather refreshing and very drinkable. Surprisingly smooth body for the robust hop flavor too. Great red color with a nice frothy white head.

Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of doucmehu
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of Lemke10
2.53/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

Photo of jimmah120
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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

Photo of JackieTH
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of hero27
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ the Brewpub.

Amber color. The fresh hop aroma you get right off the bat is great, and I was told all the hops used are locally grown...nice. A solid use of caramel malts, but the hops take over from there and lead to a great, smooth brew that is certainly hop-driven.

I asked the bartender if there were any plans to bottle their beers in the near future, and he actually said they are planning to bottle the Kilbourn Hop Ale soon. Assuming that's done, it'll start very local for sure, but it'd be nice to see this one out in stores for more people to try.

Overall impression..this is a very good, hoppy pale ale. You can't stop at this place and not try this one.

Photo of Rborre321
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of zimm421
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Kilbourn Hop Ale from Moosejaw Pizza & Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
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