High Road Everyday Ale - Badger Hill Brewing Company

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: MN_Beerticker on 06-03-2013

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Photo of ZAP
4.59/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I really like this a lot. Outstanding floral/herbal/piney hops on the aroma and taste....a lot of hop flavor without a lot of jagged bitterness...a light.bready malt is perfect as it never asserts itself but lends a sturdy backbone. Definitely drinks more like an APA body wise than some of these session IPA's out there..

Very impressive beer I will buy again. Drank great right out of the can as well.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.6%

grainy nose, caramel, fress mown grass
Hazy gold under a 3" stiff off-white foam cap, slowly descends and produces clingy, thick lace.
palate: rich grain, malt with a touch of caramel to butterscotch, medium body and carbonation, easy to drink, some light fruit, nice caramel aftertastes, not an overwhelming presence but very drinkable.
medium body, medium low carbonation, good hop finish.

Photo of morimech
4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with one finger of head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass. Really dig the aroma. Light floral, grassy, and fruity hops lay over a dry bread malt base. Flavor starts out moderately hoppy with floral and fruity notes. Relatively dry malt base that is light and delivers the hops well. Just a touch of butterscotch that is common with certain English yeasts. The carbonation is spot on for a light, hoppy ale. I have not been the biggest fan of Badger Hill, but this beer changes my mind immensely. Maybe they are getting their recipes tuned in as there seems to be a big variance in the beer reviews.

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours clear amber to walnut hue. Light white foamy head.
S- Light yeasty bready followed by fuity/pineyness of the galaxy and wakatu hops.
T- Light tropical fruit on the front end, bready malty sweetness hangout in the middle with a dry grapeskin finish.
M- Crisp light to mid body and easily palatable.
O- Decent Session Pale Ale. Would pair well with grilled foods or just as a stand alone.

This is by far the best offering Badger Hill has put forward. High Road offers a sessionable Pale that is a highly drinkable beer.

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I consider this a sort of a hybrid beer. It lies somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. But it has such a fruity and floral hop taste with a strong finish. Certainly, a good lawn mower beer that goes down easy after toiling in the sun.

Photo of KarlHungus
2.74/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a hazy copper color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes slowly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of butterscotch galore. Yeah, diacetyl. I can detect some malt sweetness, but the butterscotch covers almost everything up. The taste isn't as over the top buttery, but it is still there. What I taste beyond the butter is enough to make me think this beer might amount to something when brewed properly (no diacetyl). The are some nice melon and floral notes that I like in a pale ale. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this beer needs some work, but I do think I will try it agian once more latter on down the road before writing it off completely.

Photo of zeledonia
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 26 October 2014.

Pour is amazing. Pale golden yellow, mostly clear, with vibrant visible carbonation. Billowy, fluffy, dense white head, 3+ fingers, cratering as it relaxed, and leaving gobs of lacing all over the glass. Excellent.

Smell is bright herbal hops with a citrus twist. Really nice, a touch spicy, a touch acidic. Very inviting.

Taste is okay. It's got the same elements as the smell, it's just got a whole lot less of each one. Clean and slightly grassy, with a very light mildly chalky bitter rounding in the back.

Feel is light and fluffy, a touch zippy. Carbonation flares up, then fades out a bit faster than I'd like. It dries out nicely, just as the flavors fade.

A really good, clean, mildly hoppy pale ale. If the taste were more like the smell, I'd love it. As it is, I like it, and would definitely drink more of it.

Photo of jimmah120
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date. poured into nonic pint

look is slightly cloudy, orange-amber, with a nice cap of foam. smell is sweet and hulky armpit hops, great smell. taste is crisp, with a little butterscotch, but mostly sweet malt and prickly hops.

tasty beer that I would gladly have again

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Badger Hill High Road Everyday Ale. Proudly brewed in Minnesota, brewed and bottled by Badger Hill Brewing LLC in Minnetonka, MN. What's in this brew: Pilsner malt, British yeast, New Zealand and Australian hops. IBU: 24. Best served in a pint glass. Alc by Vol 5 %.

"Everyday Ale", eh? Not a pale ale? Not a session IPA? What do we have here?

Clouded amber hue, nicely sized, puffy white head, leaving lace.

Aroma: soft and slightly sweet hop delivery, floral and lightly fruity. Highly likable.

Taste: smoothness and softness abound. Light yet luscious malt holds down the fort, delicate fruity down-under hops dance above. Light finish, light body, but plenty of flavor, charm and character. Getting a slight diacetyl feel from the yeast, but it's so minor it's a benefit, not a flaw.

Perhaps it's an unfiltered ESB? With lower hemisphere hops? Let's say it's no style at all, or just call it an Everyday Ale.
I also call it "yum."

High Road Everyday Ale from Badger Hill Brewing Company
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