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Mowmasters Ultra Pale Ale - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: generallee on 08-10-2010)
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Reviews by Bierguy5:
Photo of Bierguy5
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Clear, old gold color. White head lookis inviting, fading to a thin layer after a minute or two. A few nice spots of lace.

Clean cereal malts, with a slight breast feel. Hop aroma is subtle, slight juicy fruit with a bit of earthyness.

Malt character is very nice here, again cereal grains with some bread. A subtle fruity note with bubblegum. Earthy finish. Bitterness is fairly soft but does linger a bit.

Body is a bit lighter, with nice carbonation. Very well balanced here. Alcohol is not evident. Nice beer, and easy drinker.

Bierguy5, May 27, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured into a pint glass from a growler that I had filled at the Consumer Beverage Center in Orchard Park.

Appearance: The body has a bright yellow gold color with great clarity. On top sits a small one and half finger thick white head that hangs on well and makes some nice lace on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a nice sweet maltiness with tons of juicy hop character. It has strong citrusy and fruity with just a hint of fruitiness. The malt is much lighter and understated which really shows off the vibrant hops.

Taste/Palate: It is a little lighter bodied than most Pale Ales, sort of a light to medium range with a good bright and juicy hop forward character. This is right on point from the aroma and there are nice citrusy lemon and grapefruit with hints of pineapple notes over a delicate sweet bready layer of maltiness. It finishes fairly dry with more citrusy hops and mellow hop bitterness. The lighter body easy drinking texture makes for an extremely refreshing beer with plenty of nice carbonation.

Notes: Overall it has a modest and pleasing hop character with tons of easy hot summer time drinkability.

generallee, Aug 10, 2010
Photo of ryhn0
3/5  rDev -18%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a pint glass. date of birth:5/18/11 (2 1/2 months old). "brewed and bottled by the southern tier brewing company for the ellicottville brewing company" written on the side of the label.

pours out a pale golden color with a small 1 finger white head that was gone rather quickly, left some ugly looking patchy foam and a thin ring. just the slightest bit of sediment visible, other than that, pretty good clarity.

decent hops here. nothing too hoppy, but you get some grapefruit citrus mostly with a little tropical fruit and pine. malt hardly detectable in the aroma.

again, a nice hoppy taste, but nothing overly aggressive or too bitter. citrus, pine, tropical fruits balanced by a grainy malt. smooth clean bitterness in the finish, good hop flavors linger on the palate. the taste seems better the colder it is, it kind of takes a bit of a dive as it warms. ive noticed this with some other offerings from EBC.

light bodied beer with a stronger carbonation. just a touch watery, but this makes for such an easy drinking and sessionable beer.

overall, this is exactly what the name suggests it is, super sessionable, thirst quenching, definatly keeps you coming back sip after sip. this bottle went way too quick. for the price, this is totally worth it. glad to see EBC making some worthy beers, this is definatly one of their better ones.

dogfishandi, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another pale hoppy offering right around 5% alcohol by volume, excellent brewery I like many of the Ellcottville beers. This one is about the golden color of a glass of apple juice with nice even carbonation smooth formed head flowing thick with fine speckled lacing. Aroma has bright citric notes with light doughy biscuit malt character going on it's a pretty nice beer. Strong superb Belgian malts add a nice complexity, even flowing carbonation supports the light hoppy summer ale literally perfect for my Craftsman Yard Master Mower. Flavor has light cereal notes with citric herbal hop bursts comig through not very bitter but a nice hop flavor comes across the palate. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied even carbonation flowing fully, a very nice beer being brewed. Overall excellent minimal hops minimal sweetnees but balanced flavors make this beer to be one of those unbelievable beer drinking experiences.

WVbeergeek, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

tdm168, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one in the refreshing summer BIF. Thanks man.

Poured into a shaker pint. Has a super clear golden honey color. Had a thin white head but dissapated to a film. Ok lacing.

Aroma is kinda funky. Not sour funky. Like a slight rotten egg. But also has a nice hop aroma. Kinda grassy.

Taste is also kinda weird. Kinda a weird plant taste. Some hop flavor. Slight sweetness.

Mouthfeel is coating in the finish. Low carb.

Overall I don't think I'll be grabbing this beer again. Maybe I got a bad batch or something. Hopefully.

PeprSprYoFace, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -18%

Lanstrum, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of JaredStone
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JaredStone, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of JedediahK
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JedediahK, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A pale, brassy-yellow pour has a good clarity and a medium sense of visible effervesce that was quickly paced. The head is thin at first, bone white in coloring, and quick to lapse leaving little reminder of its presence it terms of lace. Points here just for being true to style color wise (more on that later).

S: The nose was of medium strength grapefruit pulp, nice and freshly cut open with a soft and perfumy style of delivery. It was complimented by grainy, almost pilsner style scent of pale malts.

F: The flavor was sweet upfront from the grains, mixing and balancing with the fresh grapefruit, like a lightly sugar coated grapefruit for breakfast. Soft and nice level of hops, especially on the close with just the right amount of balance of citrus dryness and soft fresh hay. The label best sums this up as a perfect summer time rider mower drink that will surly replace the American macro in my book as king of the mower beers.

M: Fairly good crispness, nice body and fullness mouthwise. Grainy with a light and playful dry citrus fade.

O: A pale that is finally a pale and lives up to its name, with minimal influence of specialty grains. Nicely balanced, doesn’t try to blow you away with an obnoxious amount of hops nor sweet caramel base, it is what it was originally intended to be, a pale based beer with a noticeable and appreciable amount of hoppiness. Six pack worthy, great summer time quencher that wont set you back to much except maybe in terms of its 5.0% which is nicely hidden. Session material, easy drinking yet highly enjoyable.

beerthulhu, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of wingman14
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head that fades fast. Subtle aroma, with malt, hops, and grain notes. The flavor is subtle but good, starts and ends with the hops and the grain mixed in. A subtle sweet earthy finish with a hint of citrus that really rounds this one out nicely. A nice medium mouthfeel, thicker than expected but definitely adds to the beer. Overall a great summer beer, well done, the flavors are subtle but still big. Would work as a great session beer, would get this again.

wingman14, May 31, 2012
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased and drank at Clarence Center Coffee Company in Clarence Center, NY.

Pours a clear gold, with some orange tinges. A small half inch head forms that dissipates quite quickly, leaving behind little splotches of lacing.

Smells slightly weak- a bit of grassy hop aromas, and some grapefruity aromas as well.

This one is pretty tasty, and lives up to its namesake as a lawn mower beer. Slight crackery pilsner malt type flavors, fairly dry, with grassy and herbal hop tastes- almost brings to mind a grassy lawn. Slightly spicy.

Light bodied, crisp and very drinkable- goes down quite easily. A slightly higher than medium amount of carbonation.

Not bad, but slightly boring. A good session ale nonetheless with some definite flavor.

GreesyFizeek, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Celt44
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle...

Appearance is a medium yellow. Inch or so creamy head with lacing that lasts throughout...

Aroma - Citrusy and floral - hints of lemon and bread.

Taste - slight hop start and then goes a little metallic. Pepper towards the end...

Mouthfeel - a bit watery...

Overall - I'm not really getting the "ultra" part of this other than the watery mouthfeel connection to Mich Ultra....
The aroma and appearance save this from being a below average beer....Not a bad session beer for the hotter months....

Celt44, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of musicforairports
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 32oz growler filled at Oliver's in Albany.

Yellow-gold in color, head leaves little lacing.

Smell is all citrus and other tropical fruits--mangos, grapefruit, pineapple. Not overwhelmingly strong.

Taste is light but full of Citra. Fruit flavors all over the place, a bunch of grapefruit. Not bitter. No malt, really. Light in a pilsner kind of way more than an APA, but still great flavor. They could up this into a killer IPA.

Pretty thin on the mouth, but what you'd expect from a beer that bills itself as "extra pale."

Really a great, low ABV, easy-drinking summer beer.

musicforairports, May 23, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of grassy and earthy hops in the nose along with some hints of grainy malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has a light amount of bitterness and some hints of fruity yeast.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and a little clean and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice easy beer to drink. I would definitely agree with this on being a lawn mower beer.

metter98, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell and taste featured a grassy hop, lemony ester and light grain.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style with a dry finish.

Overall a uniquely estuary APA.

plaid75, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -18%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of djgustafson
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

djgustafson, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of LaCoursiere
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottled on or best by date.

A - Poured into a New Belgium globe. Pours a clear yellow straw color with a half finger white head. Carbonation is very active. The laser etching in the glass helps keep a nice thin head through out. A generous amount of lacing is produced when swirled.

S - The nose is very mild. It has a clean malt and earthy hops aroma. Kind of like a hay field. There is a funky yeast note in there as well.

T - Earthy and grassy hops up front fade to bready malts and lemon with a skosh of pine hop bitterness in the finish.

M - Light-bodied with initial smoothness that is broken up by the lively carbonation. The carbonation fades to a dry and slightly chalky finish. No alcohol presence.

O/D Very crisp and refreshing beverage. The only thing I would want is a bit more from the nose. Nonetheless this would be exceedingly drinkable on a hot summer day.

LaCoursiere, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of gabedivision
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a SA perfect pint glass from a 12 oz bottle, fool.

Shes a straw yellow, clear with lots of carb giving it good head retention. Big fluffy two finger head that lingers to a quarter inch thick bubbly head. The smell is great, stinky wet soaked hops, piny, mangos, pineapples, fresh, delicious. The taste has a slight malt front that slides with a buttery tinge, with tons of hop characters thrown ontop of it, from the pine to the citrus its all in there, and ends with a nice lemon-bitter touch. The feel is light, crisp, refreshing, and bitter, balanced perfectly. I'd have to say that this is fantastic. Affordable, tasty, a perfect session beer.

gabedivision, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of grahambo
4.5/5  rDev +23%

grahambo, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of ChiefHopHead
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ChiefHopHead, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Drknight, Aug 18, 2013
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Mowmasters Ultra Pale Ale from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.