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Pale Ale - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 20.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cokes on 03-01-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

jzlyo, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

The first sip of this rather easy to drink Ale actually made me smile and after all is that not the best thing we can hope for with a beer? I've really never tasted anything like this before; the perfect mix of an bitter hops, sweet malts and a drinkable fluidness. A nice bite of hops tamed by watery and slightly carbonated sweetness. People are always talking about carmel in beer but I've never really experienced it like this beer.

rhobeer100, Oct 15, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

cmwilliq, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

DCdevyl78, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber with a thick, fluffy off-white head that takes some time to settle.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuit, crackers, black pepper, lemon jelly, bitter orange, herbs, leather, and black tea are most noticeable.

T: Hoppy notes of black tea, lemon jelly, bitter orange, herbs, leather, black pepper, and mild tobacco are balanced by firm notes of caramel, toffee, crackers, and biscuits. The finish is dry and mild with notes of lemon, tea, caramel, and biscuit most pronounced.

M: Medium in body and initially somewhat sappy, although the beer turns dryish around mid-palate. Carbonation is firm, yet delicate. Really easy to drink.

O: I think classifying this beer as an APA is a bit misleading. The flavor profile reminds me more of English IPAs and pale ales. In the end, this is not a bad beer, but I think it is a bit misunderstood.

mrfrancis, Dec 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland stange.
5.3% ABV

A - Clear golden wheat in color, the beer resembles the Hinterland H circle and features plenty of carbonation feeding the beer's billowing white head. Thick chunky lace cakes the glass with sticky webbing, putting the cap on the perfect appearance.

S - Delicate and restrained but deliberate in their use, the hops impart a citrus and floral fragrance of freshly zested lemon, lemongrass, and spring garden for a lovely overlap of subtle grainy pale malts and a kiss of pear skin.

T - Hoppiness appears cleanly in flavor, mirroring the aroma's subtle but deliberate delivery of lemony citrus and bright floral attributes before finishing with very light malt sweetness reminiscent of honey spread thinly over toast.

M - The flutter of bitterness that punctuates the finish of this light-bodied pale ale adds exceptional dryness, which lingers on the tongue with citrus notes for wonderful drinkability.

O - Hinterland Pale Ale's simple and restrained hop use isn't to be misconstrued as underhopping as the level is perfect to offset and rise above the grainy pale malt base, developing with easy drinking bitterness and citrus and floral flavor. This might not have slap-in-the-face hops but not every pale ale has to.

BeerFMAndy, Nov 12, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

nhirsch04, Aug 07, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Zachtheporter, Mar 31, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an undated 16 oz. bottle: very attractive reddish orange with a fluffy white head. There were suspended particles evident when held up to the light.

The aroma was very faint with hints of sweet caramel; no hop aroma detected.

As other reviewers have noted, this is a very mild ale, quite similar to many English imports. That is not to say it is not flavorful, just not what you expect in an "American pale ale". The flavor profile begins with a sweet, rounded malt flavor that never becomes cloying. Faint hints of sourness and fruit keep the ale refreshing and interesting.

Light-bodied with low carbonation, the ale has a thin and slick mouthfeel with a short-lived aftertaste.

This is a decent, quaffable ale, but not what I expected for the style. The Hinterland website refers to this as a "hybrid" pale ale. Perhaps they were going for both English and Amercan characteristics.

jkrich, Feb 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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Pale Ale from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
77 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.