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Point Cascade Pale Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Cascade Pale AlePoint Cascade Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brakspear on 06-04-2004)
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Reviews by matjack85:
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

matjack85, Feb 07, 2013
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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Minimal vanishing white head leaves thin top layer on a transparent, light squash colored beer. The aroma is classic Cascade citrus and pine.

This is a tangy one. The malt (vienna?) makes token contributions that come off as nutty while the hop flavors of citrus, lupulin, and soft resin, tumble around eachother.

Mouthfeel is mid bodied and snappy with a quick wave of carbonation adding gusto to a very dry finish. This is a really drinkable, cheap, dependably fresh pale and I reccomend it.

JudgeRoughneck, Feb 18, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Tiernan, Sep 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Dangerrangerjas, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of generallee
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label is light on info as there is no freshness date or abv%.

Appearance: Its body has a deep golden hue with an average just off white head on top. It's a slow fading head and a wispy covering hangs on till the last sip make some slick lacing on the way down the glass.

Smell: The aroma is simple but nice and has a mild mix of citrusy lemon and pine like notes.

Taste/Palate: Its medium body has a balanced mix of citrus and piney hop flavor with pale maltiness. The palate is light and refreshing and the finish has light hop bitterness fading quickly off the tongue.

Notes: It's not a big crazy beer but it will hit the spot if you are looking to put a few down and chill.

generallee, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of Rifrafboy
2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Since I enjoyed Point Special (it's a cheap beer and beats macro's) I decided to try this. Very pale appearance with a pleasant almost ginger aroma. Low to moderate head is gone in the blink of an eye. The taste is crisp and surprisingly bold. I will buy this again.

Rifrafboy, Nov 24, 2005
Photo of merlin48
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A former neighbor who returned to his native Wisconsin, and brought a few bottles of these to Kentucky, on his annual visit.
Pours into a pint glass a clear, sparkling, goldenrod color, with a small offwhite head that retains well and deposits some island chain lacing.
Aroma is citrusy grapefruit and aromatic spruce, without any suggestions of malt.
Mouthfeel has lively carbonation, a light medium to medium body, and has a mild, but apparent, resinous hops bite.
Taste is dominated by grapefruit and pine sap. Malt notes seem to be pale ale malt, with slight sweetness, but no caramel. Carbonation is a bit overdone. Hops become even more assertive toward the finish, with negligible malt character to balance. Pine bitterness on the finish, with a lemonrind aftertaste.
Very enjoyable, overall. An ideal choice for a session ale.

merlin48, Jul 09, 2005
Photo of MisterDeeds
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice looking amber hue, with lots of bubbles rushing to the top to produce a white soapy looking head.

Aroma: Earthy hops and a hint of some citrus in there.

Taste: The hops taste a lot cleaner and smoother than I would've thought based on the aroma. The citrus is a nice grapefruit bite in the finish. The two compliment each other very nicely.

Mouthfeel: A good feel with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability: A very drinkable brew with a great balance of citrus and nice clean hops. Not as overpowering as many other Pale Ales out there, and a very worthwhile choice.

MisterDeeds, Apr 06, 2009
Photo of deebo
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pale golden with lots of carbonation, tight white head that does not last long, minimal lacing.
S-Upfront sweet pils type malt with some citra hops present.
T-Well balanced pale ale, some malt upfront with citrus hops then taking over giving a slight bitter finish.
D-Above average for the style, well balanced and easy to drink.
O-Not an overly hoppy beer, fairly drinkable. Not a huge fan of this style but this is a very nice beer, probably won't be liked as much by the hop heads.

deebo, Aug 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

tyleeis, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%

A 355ml bottle; BB Oct 2014. Purchased from a B&M store a little while back. This UK import is simply called Point Pale Ale, but the label states that it is brewed with Cascade.

A: Rich amber hue with faint sediment and intense carbonation. Large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before settling as a surface layer.

S: Aroma of caramel malt with hints of mild pine, grass/hay, subtle spice, earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves. A metallic twang in the background. Subdued.

T: Caramel malt with a restrained hoppy character and a mild bitterness. Mild pine resin, faint weed, grass/hay, a twinge of citrus, spice, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Bit too fizzy.

O: It's OK though nowt special. Looks alright, but the aroma is lacklustre. Flavour is a tad better - decent hop/malt balance for a pale ale. So-so body. Goes down alright but not one I'd go out of my way for again.

jazzyjeff13, Aug 18, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light auburn color, nice clarity, you can tell its from a bigger brewery sometimes by that reason alone. Nice .85" of head on it, white in color, flimsy lacing and retention, but ultimately, she was a looker even if some minor issues not approaching the designation of being a flaw. Aroma, yeah, definitely cascades, even if you wish there was more to it. Really a classic type of impression, unmistakable with the grapefruit and pithy fruitiness.

Taste, I've had these from all different ages. It actually holds up pretty well, C hops are pretty sturdy, unlike a lot of the newer proprietary hop styles. A small amount of caramel, and a bitterness that seems like it brings something a little different in a DFH kind of way, like tea or something even more exotic that you can't put your finger on. A little mild spiciness, a nice touch. Above average carbonation. Solid bitterness that usually the big guys try and stay away from. Malt body is thinner and allows the Cascades to come out despite not being used with a heavy hand. Finished dry, its a reasonably priced alternative.

Not knocking socks off, but a solid representation of a pale ale. It might make some converts too, its really right in that vein.

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color is a nice filtered amber. Too carbonated, the head is tall but fizzy. A little less body than I like and the hops seem more bitter than fruity or floral. Pretty standard but you can sometimes get 'em for a good price in the midwest.

ADR, Mar 07, 2002
Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev -12.3%

schoon, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

IchLiebeBierZu, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Rowsdower, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

sgttibbs, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a light copper crystal clear body with a big thick mass of bubbles that form a head. There is a strong carbonation of big bubbles.

S- The slightly sweet smell of malt has a faint note of piney hops in the background.

T- The dry malt flavor has hints of biscuit and a ginger/pine hop note with a dry honey finish. Not a lot of ale fruitiness but some good flavors of hops and malt.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tiny fizz finish.

D- The flavor of dry malt and a good depth to the hops makes this beer great for a session candidate. I just bought this beer last week so is it really retired?

rhoadsrage, Jul 27, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

RDW, Apr 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

wander4, May 28, 2013
Photo of lumberjerk
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to glass. A clean and clear amber color.

Aroma is typical for the style. Not too heavy in any one direction.

As for taste, again, this one doesn't stray too far from the style. Hoppy and decently flavorful. Nothing standout, but not bad. Has a very sharp bite at the beginning of the sip.

Overall, middle of the road. Nothing I'd go out of my way to buy, but something I could have again.

lumberjerk, Feb 19, 2011
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2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance-clear amber color
Smell- light cascade aroma with citrus..
Taste light hop taste up front with light citrus follow up...a hint of a malt finish but like evereything else, you have to search for it..
Drinkability- comfortable, airy light ...typical midwest pale ale...not bad but nothing to write home (or to the Bros) about
Overall- eh...metza metz

mightyhef, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of SMark
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured into an Imperial pint glass at 42° from a 12 ounce bottle with somewhat of a numbering system on the neck. There was approximately 1 ½ fingers of a nice foamy head which left the desirable lacing as it subsided. The beer was clear and golden in color.

Hops were the first noticeable bouquet smelled from above the glass. This continued with the second and third attempt to notice anything else. It seemed that I might be smelling sweetness but I will chalk that up to a hint of malt.

There was a slight bitterness attributable to the hops. Some slight prickly carbonation and malt added to the taste.

This beer was nothing special in the mouth but could be well classified as very comfortable. Nothing off and an enjoyable experience were there for the taking.

A rather pleasant beer and some enjoyable hops to keep it sliding down were evident. This probably will not be my last Stevens Point beverage to consume.

SMark, Feb 06, 2008
Photo of cokes
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Golden hued, leaning towards amber with a stark white crown of ample retain and stickiness.
A dewy lime leaf and lime peel hoppiness great the nose, with notions of grass. Ummm..yeah, it's Cascade. Malts add floured dough.
Begins with that same flour and bread dough. It's firm, but not very deep. But it works as a template for the hops. Just the slightest neo-natal caramel embryonic development, then, the morning-after hop pill. Full of lime piece, fruit, and leaves, and stems. With a flagellating grassiness and further citric grapefruit and orange. This is a bold study in Cascade. It's lacking somewhat in malt structure, but it reaches a point where it hardly matter.
It should be noted that this in not overly hoppy either. But the focus rests squarely upon then. The body is light, the carbonation upped. It is a feat to drink 12oz of this in more than 5 minutes.
I've overlooked this too long. For $5 a sixer, this gets both "budget drunk" and "permanent fridge space" status.

cokes, Aug 15, 2005
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Point Cascade Pale Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.