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Old Glory American Pale Ale - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Old Glory American Pale AleOld Glory American Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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52 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-11-2002)
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Carloco

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

A --> Amber gold, beautiful one inch foamy head, although lacks a bit of carbonation

S --> Incredibly inviting hoppy goodness, but not overwhelming for those hop fearful. Very clean aroma, full of flavor without being too overwhelming.

T --> like previously stated, hoppy, but not overwhelming. Has an earthy taste that is clean with a delicious lingering aftertaste

M --> the body is light and less carbonated than I normally like. Very easy to drink.

O --> overall a pretty good dinner bear. Slightly hoppy, but not overwhelming. Easy to drink and overall a good beer.

12-28-2012 06:33:07 | More by Carloco
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2011 19:49:29 | More by bpfrush
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-28-2013 13:59:58 | More by sgttibbs
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +4%

Tried this one at the Great Dane in downtown Madison.

Poured a light goldish copper color, average head. Bit of a citrus taste, nice malt flavor. Very smooth beer. I really enjoyed this one too. I could have drank several of these if we weren't on a time constraint.

01-31-2011 19:51:17 | More by richkrull
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Magpie14

Michigan

3.08/5  rDev -17.9%

A: luminescent gold and yellowish orange with hints of red. Lacking in the head department that paired with a few struggling blobs of lace

S: sweet caramel, whiff of malts, soft fruits (grapefruit, oranges)

T: hops presence is subdued, comes across as watery and thin with lingering caramel/dextrose sweetness. Malts hang in the back. Comes across fresh and what hops their are give a little kick of zest. This beer has a few dimensions that I look for in a pale ale but lacks in overall complexity

M: body is smooth and virtually motionless in the glass. A bit dry and sweet in the finish makes this its strongest features

D: I could drink a couple...but would I want to? Most likely I would pass on this beer. My first brew of this brand and let alone it is in an airport. I have a bit of a layover till my next flight and another beer might be possible...a chance to redeem. Otherwise I am not that impressed, an average APA

01-05-2009 01:36:44 | More by Magpie14
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Dark tarnished bronze, with a creamed beige head.
Cascades on the nose, in abundance. Sizeable malt body is evident with toasty, bready notes.
Begins with these lightly toasted bread flavors. Carmelly sweet with distant fruit undercurrents. Becomes hoppy with exclusively grapefruit hues. Well balanced.
A good version.

10-11-2002 09:08:25 | More by cokes
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -4%

Enjoyed on tap at the downtown brewpub. Cascade hops, an Ok bitterness was delivered. Lacey, cloudy golden body. Like a lighter IPA. Carbonation right there. Hoppy aroma, 40 IBU. OK as a moderately hoppy beer, with 40 IBU and 5.2% abv. What would make this better?

09-09-2011 02:38:17 | More by Sammy
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%

Possibly my favorite all-around beer at the Dane except for the Stone, the Old Glory is a rich and biscuity APA with just enough Cascades to satify without becoming sharply citrusy or pungent. It's a golden amber in color, mostly clear, and displays a short-lived head of creamy white foam. The nose is citrusy, but more like orange than tart grapefruit; there is, however, more grapefruit in the flavor. Biscuity, softly sweet caramelish malt resides underneath, and again, that carries into the flavor, but fuller. It's a very smooth transitioning beer, from nose to throat, with a soft palate of biscuity, toasty, and even doughy malts livened with grapefruity, orange-like, lemon rind-ish, and piney hops - and it's very smooth in the mouth as well with a medium body and soft, smooth carbonation! Kind of straddles the fence between English and American pale ale... an all around great session ale that has enough character to keep it interesting through more than one or two. Very well-done, and nicely balanced towards soft and drinkable.

01-10-2007 01:12:35 | More by NeroFiddled
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-02-2013 04:28:44 | More by schmidtmattsays
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dirtylou

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%

on tap at the Great Dane in the Madison Airport, prior to my flight to seattle (via minneapolis)

appearance: comes glowing in an imperial pint glass, bright amber, bubbly beige head with no retention whatsoever

smell: slightly sour, which struck me as odd...dull malty backbone with a light citrus hop presence, sweet and caramelized

taste: again an interesting sour characteristic that certainly seems deliberate, juicy orange-citrus hops, chalky, light caramel, light pine, toasted malt. Decent

mouthfeel: medium-thin with average carbonation

drinkability: pretty drinkable, but not what I look for in an APA

07-08-2006 18:26:12 | More by dirtylou
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

Batting clean-up (had Sammy A in between others today) is a growler from Great Dane....that is six days old. Surprisingly there is still decent carbonation to provide a thin white head. However, is is dissapating quickly....but yet lacing nicely. The smell has spice and fresh hop along with subtle citrus. The taste malt and hop balance which includes spice and citrus. My wife picked a good one to bring home.

09-17-2011 20:12:12 | More by WoodBrew
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%

Served with a coppery-brown hue, semi-translucent, very small tan head, some lace. Small nose with hops dominating, straightforward. Pleasing palate, hoppy yet well balanced with a toasty, caramely malt backdrop. The hops flavors grow more acidic and grapefruit in nature as the beer warms. Crisp finish… appetizing, light-medium body (if not a tad bit thin), average mouthfeel, good carbonation. This APA is a very nice brew, worth a sip.

03-22-2003 15:41:39 | More by bditty187
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-26-2012 04:24:13 | More by zonker17
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Faunland

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-26-2014 14:52:30 | More by Faunland
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -9.3%

Had a pint at the eastside Pub location.

A=Nice, rich amber color...slightly lighter than an Amber. Head was yellowish-white and present for about 30 seconds.

S=Rather pungent...I didn't remember to smell it until the halfway mark, but smelled citrusy and clove? Hops presence dominated.

T=I was impressed...it reminded me of a Ale Asylum Hopalicious, only a tad more drinkable (meaning not quite as hoppy). Strong flavor of floral...er, hops. Light flavor of malt. I like this better than the Hopilicious and, having this on tap less than a 1/2 mile from my home, will now be my go to beer from GD (I like their Porter a tad better...but not as much as the Edmund Fitzgerald). Finally glad to have a GD beer that I like. 11/23/12 update: much more hops than I recall; in fact, too hoppy vs. others I've tried. Score lowered to 2.5.

M=Very Pleasant. Very low carbonation...just enough body. Very drinkable.

O=Even though I am more of a malt person, I really enjoyed this beer.

08-18-2011 01:56:10 | More by dhannes
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g_jenkins

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

05-10-2014 05:27:45 | More by g_jenkins
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jegross2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-19-2013 05:23:00 | More by jegross2
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-28-2014 02:23:19 | More by MooseBoose
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-29-2012 00:17:02 | More by jakea
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Rilesmiles

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-20-2014 17:54:42 | More by Rilesmiles
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-15-2012 23:39:16 | More by crobinso
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Jimboe


4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-03-2012 15:59:17 | More by Jimboe
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Reviewed from notes. On tap in Madison - August 2009.

Pours a light copper color with a bit of a white head and a really small amount of lacing. The nose is some nice citrus, grapefruit, and floral hops with a bit of a light caramel backing. The taste is mild grapefruit skin plus a bit of pale malt and slight caramel flavoring. Feel is a bit light with some mild bitterness. A well-made beer that drinks fairly well.

11-13-2010 16:40:56 | More by Thorpe429
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Shy5

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-29-2013 19:00:42 | More by Shy5
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%

Served in a shaker pint glass at the Madison brewpub.

Another entry in my pre-interview extravaganza. It pours a partially hazed light amber topped by a half-finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises tangerine, melon, caramel, grapefruit, and flowers. The taste holds notes of light coffee, caramel, walnuts, mandarin oranges, greens, and ruby red grapefruit. The body is a medium light, with a rather light carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, a very nice and balanced APA, something you really don't get everywhere.

10-29-2010 06:39:24 | More by TMoney2591
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Old Glory American Pale Ale from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.