Arena Premium Pale Ale - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Arena Premium Pale AleArena Premium Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bighuge on 09-23-2002

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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 53
Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half gal growler, prefilled.

Fogged golden-copper underneath an adequate off-white crown.
Tasty, but muted nose of grapefruit and dry toast.
Taste begins with an immediate malt assertion. Partially dry and bready (probably more toasty) and partially caramelly sweet. Like a slightly burnt wheat toast topped with a caramel spread. Underlying buttery hues. Oh yeah, this is plenty hoppy too, but they aren't as pushy as some American examples. The hoppy bitterness grows and grows throughout the glass. Part NW and seemingly part UK. Pine and grapefruit copulate with lilac and floral. Had the parental malts not been around, this could have been orgiastic. Well-balanced and wholesome as it is.
Firm and erect medium bodied. Low carbonation.
Akin to a APA / English PA cross. Nice stuff regardless of national origin. While not Lake Louie's best (actually, it is probably one of his weaker ones..and that is meant as an utmost compliment), it is still a solidly downable and pleasing brew.

Photo of brakspear
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This review is from a 1/2 gallon Growler purchased in Madison.

This beer purports to be a hoppy American pale ale, but reminds me more of some of the malty English style pale ales I have sampled.

It pours a nice copper color, with a limited head forming. Nice but not a great appearance.

The aroma is more malt that hops, and I do not detect the citrus aroma I would expect from the American hops, perhaps this beer does not use any of the five "C" hops from the Pacific Northwest.

The taste is a smooth malty, slightly nutty flavor, limited hop bitterness. More of a session beer flavor than an in-your-face pale ale.

A nice pale ale, but there are better ones brewed in Wisconsin.

Photo of Bighuge
4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

1/2 gallon growler.

This beer is a nice clear light copper color. A creamy off-white head sits on top and has decent retention. Nice ringed lace patterns form when drinking. Beautiful hop boquet on the nose. Dry hopped to perfection. A blend of the floral, pine and citrus properties. There is a nice caramel malt backbone to this beer. More malt properties than your typical american style pale ale. There is a nice bitterness here that doesn't overwhelm. It lingers after sipping however. There's a nice little dry aspect that leaves you longing for another sip. The hop taste is grassy, piney, citrus-like. A little bit of grapefruit rind makes an appearance as well. Medium to full in body, this is a highly enjoyable and drinkable brew.

I picked this up in Madison last weekend. cokes has told me his main supply stores for this beer have a hard time keeping Lake Louie beer on the shelves. I can understand why. It's a one man, 3 barrel brewing operation that produces awesome beer from what I can tell so far. The demand for this beer seems to be outweighing the supply.

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Arena Premium Pale Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
86 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.