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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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g_jenkins

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-12-2012 12:30:23 | More by seeswo
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-12-2014 16:05:48 | More by KAF
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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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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-29-2012 00:17:02 | More by jakea
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-28-2013 00:27:56 | More by zeff80
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-04-2014 19:09:22 | More by BarrytheBear
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-27-2012 06:41:01 | More by beerpadawan
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-07-2012 23:13:29 | More by t0rin0
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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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mdfb79

New York

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

From 11/03/12 notes. Had on tap at the downtown brewpub.

a - Pours a clear orange amber color with no head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, and some light pine hops. Not super hoppy, but a nice APA.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, citrus hops, sweet fruits, pine hops, lemon, and grapefruit. Sweeter than the nose and more citrus.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. No bitterness, pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty decent APA. Not super hoppy but a lot of citrus and fruit and easy to drink. Would try it again.

11-09-2012 19:21:35 | More by mdfb79
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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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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

Well balanced aroma. Solid malt foundation and an earthy quality to the hops.
Minimal head even upon pour. Very clear. Classic gold/yellow amber.
Flavors, as with the aroma, is well balanced with a distinct biscuit flavor (that seems to intermix with the hops and create a vanilla flavor for me). Bready quality too. Hops again with a earthy quality - surprised to learn web-site only lists cascade as it doesn't present that way with this drinking.
Reasonable smooth.
I noted that I slowed down my drinking pace. Not sure why. A bit rich? Fatigued from earlier beers? Not sure, but a nicely done well balanced APA with strong British characteristics.
Thanks Chuck.
After reading other reviews that note the distinct cascade aroma and flavor I can only conclude that my ability to distinguish that was the assault on my flavor receptors from the several Stone beers that preceded this drink.

03-30-2011 19:32:55 | More by garymuchow
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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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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2011 19:49:29 | More by bpfrush
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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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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-26-2012 04:24:13 | More by zonker17
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jegross2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-19-2013 05:23:00 | More by jegross2
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-16-2014 18:27:16 | More by DantheMan75
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-13-2012 00:07:12 | More by bluerabbit
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Old Glory American Pale Ale from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.