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Small Axe Golden Ale - Rush River Brewing Company

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75
okay

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 08-16-2004)
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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -5.4%

01-02-2012 22:46:23 | More by dragomni
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -5.4%

04-06-2014 11:21:56 | More by maDUECEgunner
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-02-2013 00:03:26 | More by sgttibbs
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-08-2014 01:55:21 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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danfix99

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-10-2013 01:51:05 | More by danfix99
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polishkaz

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-18-2012 04:51:59 | More by polishkaz
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-25-2012 03:05:16 | More by Hopstout
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brewcrew12


2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-15-2012 18:41:27 | More by brewcrew12
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kmeves

Wisconsin

2.68/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy light golden with a medium off white head. Aroma is lightly sweet citrus and wheat. Flavor is a bit of wheat, light banana, light pepper and a lot of citrus. Finishes somewhat short and very citric. Really more of a blond ale fermented with hefe yeast.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 18:00:55 | More by kmeves
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TCMike

Minnesota

2.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm a fan of ales, but this one I'll pass on next time.
Poured into a mug. 1 finger white head, dissipating quickly. The smell is that of a BMC, but the drinkability isn't as good. It's got a slight bitter, which is nice, but something in the brew seems off.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 21:07:01 | More by TCMike
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

09-02-2013 01:32:39 | More by capuchinpilates
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cokes

Wisconsin

2.3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours to a lightly hazy straw golden with a thin skin of white bubbles. The head dies out with haste, and leaves intermittent lacing.
Husky grain nose, with some sweeter wheat notes. A touch grassy as well, but there's not a lot here to sit around and savor.
Grain enters the mouth first, slightly coarse, but it's tough to analyze it for too long, as it is quickly pushed aside in favor of apple juice sweet-sourness. While almost tacky sweet for a moment, the tartness then takes over with some additional notes of white grapes and limes. Grain pops it's head up again late, but is slathered with buttery diacetyl notes, with some burnt, smoky undercurrents. A minor grassy bitterness lurks late, but it can't cover up the buttery apple must mess that precedes it.
Lazy carbonation and a grabby feel further prevent any sense of drinkability, but there's not much to salvage, anyway.
Some bizarre shit is happening here, and not in any kind of good way. I'll take even the most pedestrian, flavor-needy versions of the style over this in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 05:53:59 | More by cokes
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olliegaff

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -36.9%

11-17-2012 22:05:46 | More by olliegaff
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badelsman

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -52.7%

02-27-2012 16:43:53 | More by badelsman
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Small Axe Golden Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.