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Arena Premium Pale Ale - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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86
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Bighuge on 09-23-2002)
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clvand0

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a standard amber color with a small head that falls fast and leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma is an interesting mix of sweet citrus and spices. Smells nice. The flavor is interesting. Lots of nice orange flavors (from the hops) and some slight spices with a caramel backing. Usually I'm not a fan of the American hops, but this one does it right for me. Love the mix of the hops. Mouthfeel is moderate and the drinkability is very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2005 00:10:09 | More by clvand0
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Lake Louie Arena Premium Pale Ale pours from the brand new 12oz bottle a deep amber orange with a creamy bubbly half inch of off white head on top. Aromas of a sweet caramel backbone, slightly bready with a nice mix of tropical citrusy herbal hops. Hints of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit with a herbal resiny twang. Nice but a little subdued..I'm left wondering what the hop bill is on this one.

First sip brings an upfront collision of sweet caramelly, bready malts met by a well placed citrusy, herbal hoppiness. Orange peel, pineapple and grapefruit come out again the flavor along with some pine resin. A slight bitterness follows the mainly sweet profile and cleans off the palate nicely. Overall an enjoyable APA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy with just enough carbonation. I think it works well and gives this APA a bit more body than most. This would fall into the category of very drinkable for me. Tasty and refreshing with a yummy balance of hops and malt. Worth checking out if you can find it!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2005 02:21:38 | More by orbitalr0x
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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

64 ounce growler. Clear caramel color with a medium sized head. The aroma is mainly hoppy, but with some caramel malt. The flavor, however, favors the malt. Lots of sweet, caramel flavor. The hops come in at the end, but it's not as strong or fresh as the aroma would have you believe. The mouthfeel is just a little thin. Great dinkability, as in all Lake Louie beers I've had. This is pretty good, but not the best offering from Lake Louie.

Serving type: growler

06-13-2005 03:45:28 | More by beveragecaptain
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear peach with a slight caramel brown tinting. Medium egg shell white head of crystalized fluff. Keeps a consistent skim once it fades. Adequate lacing glazes the glass in nicely etched sheeting.

Aroma is pungent of orange oils, pine, light nuttyness, and big portions of toasted bread crusts.

Taste has a blended mirage of flavors bringing low ended and mild hop tones of pine and super eluding citrus. Mostly malty though with more mild toned stuff of toasted bread spead with a tangy butter and a slight swipe of peanut butter. Lightly dry finish with super delicate touches of herbal grasses. Clean and toasty with a bigger malt base then I like to see out of a Pale Ale. Needed more citrus and hoppyness at the surface then in the background.

Feel is firmly set within a medium body with a luscious creamyness from the malt base and keeps a toasty character. Pretty drinkable stuff given its not all that flavorful as a Pale Ale should be. Definately not APA worthy, but is good non-the-less; perhaps as an ESB.

Serving type: growler

05-12-2005 17:45:19 | More by tavernjef
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abents

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1/2 gallon growler.

Pours a cloudy light amber with nice creamy white head. Smells kind of sweet with a roasted malts. Taste is nice and smooth. Very malty up front with a bready yeast taste. Hop bitterness hits me midway with nice citrusy touch, but smoothed by the sweet carmel end. The taste here is so amazingly complicated for a pale ale I feel. I am blown away. Beer goes down extremely well and is smooth all the way through. This is a great beer from Lake Louie, but I do prefer others from them.
Great beer to drink on a hot day. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2004 03:12:47 | More by abents
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cokes

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2003 22:29:08 | More by cokes
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brakspear

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2003 17:09:27 | More by brakspear
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2002 17:58:19 | More by Bighuge
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Arena Premium Pale Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
86 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.