Point Cascade Pale Ale - Stevens Point Brewery
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1.73/5 rDev -49.6%
Appearance - looked like a typical APA. The head died down almost immediately and left little to no lacing.
Smell - The Cascade hop aroma was overwhelmed by fusel alcohols. Apparently there must have been a problem during fermentation (hopefully only in this batch).
Taste - Nice splash of Cascade hops quickly blunted out by a mix of fusel/hot alcohol and astringency. I suspect the mash ph was too high and the mineral profile was not appropriate to round out the flavor (sulphate/chloride ratio). Overall horrible flavor.
Mouthfeel - Surprisingly had a good mouthfeel but the astringency and horrible flavor detracted from it.
Drinkability - Aweful. This beer tastes like bad homebrew. Something that was fermented warm with too little yeast as well as improper water chemistry. I will never buy this beer again. It's not worth the calories.
02-11-2010 03:58:21 | More by boojea
1.78/5 rDev -48.1%
Appearnce is lacking but at least it has a lacing. Nice pale ale color, but still seems lacking.
Smell is of light cascade hops with a very light and flowery accompanyment, hardly noticeable.
Taste has a pretty hoppey bite at first, and then the aftertaste is pretty hoppy as well. The only thing is that I can't taste any fruityness, but what I can taste is wateryness.
I feel only hard water.
04-25-2006 01:32:50 | More by Erdinger2003
2.03/5 rDev -40.8%
Bright golden- copper in color, small foamy off white head, that doesn't last long. Weak citrus aroma of hops, some caramel malt flavors with a mild hop bite make this very easy to drink, has a strange off flavor, light and watery with a light stale bitterness in the finish, I didn't care for this one at all.
05-02-2003 17:58:50 | More by maxpower
2.2/5 rDev -35.9%
Pours a clean orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, faint hops and a bit soapy. In the taste, small pine like hops and a bit minty even. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry, small hop in the aftertaste. OK, but eh! for a pale.
04-06-2011 14:34:36 | More by OWSLEY069
2.25/5 rDev -34.4%
Had this brew on tap at HopLeaf in Chicago.
Pours clear amber with no lasting head. Smell was lightly hoppy and smooth. Taste was extremely thin and watery. Barely any hop flavor, or maltiness to this. Body was weak and flavor was equally as unimpressive...
06-30-2008 19:35:15 | More by JDV
2.3/5 rDev -32.9%
Color is about right for an average pale ale. Medium brown, slightly copper, the head is a little small, though. Smell definitely sneaks in a little sweet floral hops scent, slight bubblegum flavors. Taste is definitely hopcentric, but there is a weird burnt plastic taste, present in some PA's I have had. Flavor isn't that great. There are many better pales in the world, and buy those.
12-10-2004 00:04:14 | More by TastyTaste
2.38/5 rDev -30.6%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a light-brown translucent color. The head is small and fizzy and dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.
Smell: Has a dry, grassy hop aroma to it. Smells like your typical APA.
Taste: For a pale ale, this is extremely light on taste. There is a significant amount of hoppy bitterness but it seems muted somehow. Kind of disappointing...
Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, and over-carbonated.
Drinkability: A below average pale ale. Don't bother messing around with this one.
11-01-2009 23:43:57 | More by wahhmaster
2.38/5 rDev -30.6%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. My roomate brought back a bunch of beers from Wisconsin that I'm finally getting to drink.
To be honest, it looks like an average beer. Some head, about an inch or so that reduces pretty quickly to nothing. A lot darker than I expected it to be; kind of a dark orange, almost like a more light-penetrable Oktoberfest. Nothing to change the world over.
Not a whole lot going on in the nose. Some pine needles, but that's about it. I spent 3 or 4 minutes trying to get something else from this nose; I think this is just one of those beers with very little going on.
Not really a good tasting beer. To be honest, there's even less taste than there is smell. It isn't crisp like [the benchmark for all Pale Ale's] Sierra Nevada; there isn't a drink by date, so it may just be old, although I'm not quite sure, since there's still some hop bite there.
Mouthfeel- you won't get bitter beer face.
Yeah, you can drink it all night, but I don't see why you would. Not much of anything going on, and kind of a downer. Oh well. I think 82 is 5 or 6 points too high for this beer, this honestly tastes like a 77 point beer. But what do I know.
11-19-2007 00:33:03 | More by bigeyedfish
2.4/5 rDev -30%
pours out an apricot colour; slightly hazy with a frothy off white head. sticks and laces well. buttery diacetyl aroma....butterscotch and cascade hops. pretty straight forward. light fruity taste. more buttery and syrupy slickness in the malt profile and a citrusy bitter hop finish. light body. mouthfeel seems a touch watery and weak. one or two of these and it's time to move on to something with substance. again, one of those pale ales that would be an adequate summer quencher or a perfect beverage to wash down some spicy barbeque or some buffalo wings.
i'd like to try this again someday as i believe this bottle tasted old.
12 oz. bottle obtained as a x-mas gift.
12-29-2006 23:21:32 | More by budgood1
2.45/5 rDev -28.6%
How many times do I have to thank beerwolf77.
12oz bottle poured into SA perfect pint.
A- Pours a crystal clear golden with hints of yellow. A finger's worth of head that leaves decent lacing on the side of the glass.
S- At first whiff, I am catching a big, burnt aroma and I don't think is typical in a pale. A little bit of the cascade hops and a small amount of malts. The burnt aroma is very overpowering and hides everything else.
T- This beer seems pretty oxidized. Just a small amount of malt and nothing else really to speak of. Taste more like an adjunct than anything else.
M- Medium bodied with fair carbonation. Pretty smooth overall.
D- Something about this beer just isn't right. The flavor profile seems off and if this is common, there is no way I could see myself having more than one of these.
05-23-2010 02:50:05 | More by Wisconsinality
2.48/5 rDev -27.7%
A: A brilliantly clear beer, colored light gold, with a thin head of white foam. There isn't much head, and it doesn't stand long, but the rest of this beer looks very nice. There isn't much lacing, but it does stick to the side of the glass.
S: This beer has a strange scent to it...it's like apricot with a slight funk. I can't really describe the funk...but good or bad, it does add a unique character. This beer has a wealth of citrus scents ranging from the aforementioned apricot, to a light tangerine scent.
T: I really expected more flavor to pop out of this. It is very bland and not much comes out. Oddly, I pick up a hint of wheat and some pepper flavors. I get some hop flavor up front, but nothing in the middle or end of the drink.
M: The mouthfeel is very thin and bitterness is largely absent.
O: Overall I didn't think it was that great of a beer. It started out well, but finished off thin and empty. An American Pale Ale should make a statement. It should be large and well-rounded. This is like a dog that is all bark and no bite. Unfortunate.
09-06-2011 02:14:59 | More by teromous
2.5/5 rDev -27.1%
Poured this undated brown bottle into a pint glass. The clear body was a light bronze/golden color. The head is white and brittle, large crispy bubbles fade quickly.
Smell was less than fresh grains. Faint floral hops.
Taste was lightly malty with a lingering bitterness that peaks at the end. Sweet up front, mildly bitter end. Underwhelming.
Mouthfeel was well carbonated but on the thin side in body.
05-06-2007 22:48:50 | More by Cresant
2.53/5 rDev -26.2%
Clear yellow, some head that fades to nothing.
Smell watered down, but a faint hint of hops and graininess.
Taste quite watered down, like someone took a regular pale ale and diluted it. Grainy, with a slight hint of grapefruit.
Mouthfeel watery (I think I mentioned this).
Eh. This didn't do it for me. A mere shadow of a pale ale, heavily influenced by a watery taste that pervades it. I hope for their sake that this bottle was old, I'll have to try it again sometime.
06-21-2009 00:13:32 | More by Strix
Point Cascade Pale Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.