Beyond The Pale - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Ri0 on 05-21-2013

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Reviews by nickapalooza86:
Photo of nickapalooza86
4.63/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep orange with a half finger of head, good lacing.

Smell is pears, bready, grapefruit, citrus with orange being the most prevalent

Taste is oranges, passion fruit, bittering grapefruit, a good deal of malt comes through in this one as well, caramel and bread are the two most prevalent malt characters

Mouthfeel is the lighter side of medium, crisp and slightly drying in the finish.

Wow, all I can say Point has officially earned a permanent spot in my fridge with this beer! I will have to thank RIO for the suggestion of this one.

Do not go past this one because of its low price and being brewed by Point! Really good stuff here! Way to knock it out of the park guys!

More User Reviews:
Photo of EagleTalon
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Pours up to a nice permanent buff head that leaves delicate lace. Color is a bright copper. Aroma is a nice blend of floral and citrus hops with a nice malt backdrop. Flavor is surprisingly sessionable and balanced with pale and light crystal malts balanced with citrus and floral flavor hops and a balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Overall a very good and easy drinking IPA.

Photo of EBeckett3
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Coppery, small but frothy head that lasted. Slight haze. Good lacing.
Smell: Hoppy, floral-ester aroma.
Taste: Crisp, dry. Malt/hop balance. Slight citrus.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium body, dry, almost bitter, finish. Quite pleasant.
Overall: Enjoyable, great with the food, quaffable. Very good.

Serving type: On tap at The Landing, New Hope, PA. Pint glass.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.5% ABV,

A - Hazed ever-so-slightly, Beyond The Pale goes beyond pale into a slightly tarnished, robust golden amber color that's topped by a long-lasting ivory head. Wisps of thin lace trace lines across the pint as it's consumed.

S - A bouquet of American hops present a bold aroma of pine and fruit; lemon peel, pinecone and pine needle with undertones of ripe mango and sweet pineapple. Sweet and bready caramel and Munich-like malt provide a sturdy base to this dry-hopped aroma for an aggressive, fragrant IPA nose finished off with a faint hint of sulfur.

T - Malt heavy as the aroma suggested, Beyond The Pale focuses on sweet caramelized notes and dense breadiness which brings good balance to the beer, but it's full hop aroma seems to get lost in space, fading out with a kiss goodbye of tropical fruit.

M - Plenty bitter, the hops shimmer here the most, really offering a punch of hops that the flavor seems to forget. This medium-full bodied beer finishes with hop dryness and powerful bitterness cut through the sweetness of the malt for a strong-yet-balanced mouthfeel.

O - Point Beyond The Pale does just that; goes beyond a pale ale, but maybe in one small step, not one giant leap. This beer brings it with the hops in both aroma and bitterness, though dryhopping only goes so far. Focused hop flavor is minimal leaving a plethora of malt taking point. Beyond The Pale isn't offensive, it just doesn't pack a a flavor wallop to back up the IBUs.

Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Tarnished copper in color, with a hint of haze. Thick, somewhat coarse lacing coats the glass walls in an unbroken sheet. Sparse, small bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Pale malt and strong, though not pungent Galaxy hops dominate the aroma, with a slightly spicy herbal note.

Taste: Begins with prominent spicy and pine tar hop flavors riding atop a very solid pale mat backbone. The somewhat higher ABV (6.5%) seems imperceptible. As the taste progresses, the hops surge, subsuming the clean and crisp pale malt. Finishes with a long, lingering note of pine-flavored hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full and pleasant

Drinkability/notes: Quite well-made, a nicely balanced American IPA, though not one of my "go to" styles, I enjoyed it.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. The label, with its depiction of a moonless nighttime sky and its uncounted stars is quite appealing.

Photo of Ri0
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a nice copper hue with a nice creamy one and a half finger tall white head, almost no lacing.

S - Smells of floral and galaxy hops, light grapefruit and passion fruit with a hint of bready malt.

T - First sip gives a light bitterness and then hints of grapefruits, passion fruit, caramel malt and some light breadiness. Finish is a mix of hop bitterness and a touch of sweetness, lingering for some time after consumption.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, hoppy feel that lingers on the pallet long after each sip.

O - I know this is Point brewery, but I like this beer. The galaxy hops were a great choice for this one. I would say it is more like an APA with a nice hop flavor and very easy drinking. Priced well at under $7 a 6 pack.

Photo of Benish
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date on bottle. Poured into snifter glass. The beer presented a copper color, nothing out of the ordinary. Smelled primarily tropical fruits, oranges, and some malt sweetness. Very pleasant.
Taste-wise this is very hop forward beer. It's instantly bitter but without much malt present. Taste almost a little like burnt orange (I know...who knows what burnt orange taste like?). It's not so complex in flavor - getting the hops but no sweetness from malt. The hop is strong in this one; probably the beer for hopheads! Very light bodied mouthfeel and fully carbonated. Perfect for a hot day and very sessionable in my opinion. For $6.50 a six pack, I can't complain. It certainly is worth the money. Definitely pick this up if you're on a budget or just plain curious to try it!

Photo of MartzMimic
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Pours a hazy amber with a nice white head. It hangs for a bit before receding to the edges, leaving a bit of lacing. Nice aroma of piney resin and caramel. Both of these predominate the taste, along with a bit of citrus. The malt and hops balance well. Medium mouth with just enough oil to allow the bitterness to hang around. A solid IPA that deserves a thumbs up.

Photo of pweis909
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks the part: golden with a touch of orange, and a white foam that recedes to a persistent quarter inch and laces the glass.

There is a faint (FAINT) fruitiness to the aroma, and if people insist insist on it being passionfruit, so be it, but to me, it is indiscriminate.

The taste is initially quite bitter. Heavy-handedly bitter. Midway through a second glass, my bitterness receptors shut down and I could get some sweet maltiness. Not very balanced.

The beer prickles the tongue and leaves a dry-mouth sensation that I usually associate with tannins from malts and hops. In this case, I would guess it comes from the hops.

I really wanted to like this beer, as it is my introduction to Galaxy hops. While I don't hate it, it is not well-balanced and does may not be featuring these hops in the best light, in my opinion..

Photo of Hergestridge
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stevens Point Brewery has an excellent IPA entry in Beyond the Pale. Nothing light, watered down, no foam, 3 bubble beer here!!!
The colour is light caramel/amber ;the smell is like being in the Juniper forests of the great white north.
From the first smell/taste I was hooked.. sweet aromas of fir trees in spring.
The taste and mouth feel is both bold and subtle that lingers on the tastbuds.
It goes down smooth with a cool nectar slightly acidic aftertaste like a tart apple.
Treat yourself to and IPA that is bold on flavour but very reasonable on cost....
Nice Entry S.P.B. You do Wisconsin and the USA proud... Thank you!
~Carry on Citizens!!!~

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown longneck poured into a pint glass. The beer is a dark copper/red with a chill haze. It has an off-white head and lacing.

Aroma of citrus, pine, malts and something like fruit gum.

The taste leads with a fruity, pine bitterness. There are some slightly sweet caramel malt. A bit of citrus and more pine mid-glass. It is nicely bitter but not out of balance.

The mouth is slightly oily and coating with a bit of heft.

Well done Point! I’m glad to see them add an year around IPA to their line-up. Good price and a good beer. Reviewed while listening to the Saw Doctors.

Photo of enjambed
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Serving: Fridge temp bottle into glass

Appearance: Light orange or amber, semi-clear. Moderate pour produces a large white head that settles down, but persists all the way.

Aroma: Like a tropical fruit punch, there's pineapple up front, with maybe some mango, and oranges. Malts are not apparent.

Taste: Tropical fruits and pineapple still dominate, with lingering grapefruit that lingers in the back end. Bitterness is low to moderate.

Feel: Medium, with low carbonation, finish isn't very dry.

Overall: Point's Beyond the Pale is an interesting brew. I don't recall having an IPA with such strong tropical flavors. I found it to be pretty good overall, but it wasn't amazing.

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy bright orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of hop notes with balanced malt sweetness; and decent strength. Taste of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, bread, and floral earthiness. Moderate amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, passion fruit, mango, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, and bread on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; and minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Nice complexity and balance of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of TheSSG
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, dense, frothy head that has great persistence. A wonderful, bright, floral hop aroma. It smells...amazing. Lovely, dark gold color. Starts with a very distinctive hop bittterness; reminds me of chinook hops - bitter, grassy, lots of pine resin. Great well of malt bursts through. Finish is lingering citrus rind and and slight maltiness.

This is actually really, really good. This is the best point I've ever had. Ever. Just a great IPA.

Photo of majorbase2
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber/copper color with a thin white head that recedes quickly. No lacing. A little bit of carbonation bubbles.

Nose is pretty subtle. A little bit of citrus, a bit more pine and a little bit of maltiness.

Taste is very piney. A little bit of sweet, caramel malts. Quite watery. Grassiness becomes more noticeable on subsequent sips, giving the taste more of the complexity that it needed after the first few. Seems to be just the slightest hint of honey, as well. Finishes up with a bit of bitterness.

Light bodied and well carbonated. A little bit too watery for me, could've benefited from some resin to go with the pine hops.

Overall, a decent offering from SPB. This IPA won't be able to hack it with the big dogs, but one of the better offerings from them. If you wanted an IPA that's easy to drink and not too strong, I'd give this one a try.

Photo of allengarvin
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%

A: 3.75 - Clear, copper colored beer with a small but lasting head.
S: 3.75 - Initially thought this was highly citrusy but after a moment it smells more resiny to me.
T: 3.5 - Good initial bitterness with resiny taste, but it gives way to a sticky sweet maltiness that doesn't blend extremely well.
M: 3.75
O: 3.5 Fairly ordinary IPA

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.61.

Photo of chefhatt
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Very nice copper color body with a thin head.
The.aroma has a pine, resin smell to it
The taste has a pine bite upfront followed by a little malt
Well balanced and drinkable.

Photo of stickyb
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Pours a nice golden head. More bitter than I expected. Not real smooth, but just okay. Could be worse I suppose.

Photo of ZAP
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was exited to try this "galaxy" hopped IPA from Point (which is capable of brewing solid beers).

I find this to be a relatively balanced IPA with a good dose of caramel malts and the hops leaning pretty decidedly toward pine.

Aroma is pretty fragrant with the pine tree notes...and the taste pushes that direction as well with a little more of a balanced malt backing.

Surprisingly it drinks a little light and slightly watery for the style. To me it seems like an American version of an ESB.

For the price this is a nice get.

Photo of drpimento
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is ok with a thick, cream-colored, soon to settle head, no lace, and a slightly hazy dark amber color. Aroma is the best part being mostly resin but also some citrus hop and caramel malt.. Most of that is gone in the flavor though - lots of hop bitter, a little malt sweet, some medicinal and is just so-so. Body is sort of soft, but the high bitterness clashes.

Photo of kkleu357
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Excellent cheap beer. I’ve bought this a few times now because of the price and quality. Not the best IPA, but very solid. Good amount of malt character followed by a nice resin bitterness and tons of fruity floweryness.

Photo of startedbeeringermany
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I made an account specifically to rate this beer. I spent 2003-2007 stationed in Germany getting spoiled by their superior beer selection. Since being stateside the last 8 years few American beers taste as good as the Pils I had in Germany. Point Brewery's Beyond the Pale IPA gives the kick, hoppy flavor, and a cripsness to match the best I had in Germany. Very glad to have a go- to beer at home. Best I have found in the USA. Thank you Point Brewery!

Photo of IPAdams
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours copper color with an inch white head that recedes quickly but leaves good lacing.

Smell- Citrus, orange and grape bubblegum, little hop presence.

Taste- Malt background with Orange rind bitterness and some flavor of grape bubblegum. Moderate bitterness but not overly dry.

Mouthfeel- A little undercarbed but otherwise good mouthfeel.

Overall- Has that artificial flavor to it, it is pretty tasty and drinkable, but a bit of a weird profile.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Beyond the Pale pours a hazy bronze color with a small lacing head. There are hints of hop flavors, big earthy notes. The taste is malty, some hops come through, but very earthy. Nice body good feel. Overall its very OKAY, drinkable, earthy and more balanced.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; bronze; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 1.5 finger head that receded over a few minutes; spotty lacing;

S: caramel malt:

T:more malt than hops; caramel and toffee; the hops are earthy; some sweetness in the mid-palate leading to a long, moderately bitter finish;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; dry finish; ABV is hidden nicely;

O: with the strong malt presence, this is a little more of an English style IPA rather than an American hop bomb;

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Beyond The Pale from Stevens Point Brewery
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