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Light Rail Pale Ale - Northbound Brewpub

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Light Rail Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northbound Brewpub visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KarlHungus on 04-05-2013)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by xmorgan:
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

xmorgan, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

grizzbar, May 09, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap as part of a sampler tray.

Look - attractive dark honey color; limited head or lacing

Smell - fresh aromas of cut grass, oranges

Taste - strong hop bite; some sweetness

Feel - strong carbonation, lingering hop bitterness, medium bodied

Overall - very good APA

dbriesemeister, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

gatornation, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Greggy, Jun 12, 2014
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4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer arrives a hazy orange-amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes into a nice cap of lacing. The aroma is of mangoes, passion fruit, tangerines, and peaches. Its aromatics are quite unique. The taste is similar to the aroma with a nice dry bitterness in thd finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a really well crafted pale ale. I can see myself drinking this regularly in the future.

KarlHungus, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

joh02034, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

carlmoberg, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

millelacsmark, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

MNBeerGeek, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

zestar, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

skynyrdbyrd, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

mmulebarn, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

capuchinpilates, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Northbound Smokehouse Brewery, Minneapolis, MN, Light Rail Pale Ale. ABV…not sure…let's look it up…

Clear, bright peach-y appearance, with a slim, but staying slightly off-white head.

Aroma: Lightly bitter, herbal notes. bold citrus tones unfolding. A little floral. Not sure what hops are in this, or any of the ingredients, really, but it's nicely hopped.

Taste: Brash hop delivery at the fore, moderately bitter, but long lasting on the palate. Nice, herbal tone, with a crisp, graham cracker-y malt background. Bright, citrus-y, spicy, herbal hop character never quits, hangs in the back, front and sides.

Pale ales get a bad rap from beer geeks, but they've always been big with beer drinkers. One side demands higher hops and bigger booze, and the other just wants a tasty brew. This one is a great drinker that should please them both.
A perfect delight.

feloniousmonk, May 17, 2013
Light Rail Pale Ale from Northbound Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.