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River Pig Pale Ale | Angry Minnow Brewpub

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BA SCORE
3.7/5
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42 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Angry Minnow Brewpub
Wisconsin, United States
angryminnow.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tavernjef on 04-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,937
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
42
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cfred371
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Economart in Spooner, close to the source

Look: The beer poured a dark amber color with a light light khaki head. I don't see too much carbonation coming from the bottom. I let this sit out 15-20 minutes so the temperature is likely somewhere in the mid forties.

Smell: The smell is malts with some earthy hops. I got some pine as well as dankness. I was surprised by how different this was from most other pale's I've had of late

Taste: There's some initial sweetness followed by pine and that dank flavor kicks in near the last third of the finish.

Feel: this is a medium to thicker mouth feel, and has a bitter dry ending leaving that resinous flavor in the mouth.

Overall: My initial reaction was that this beer is about a 3.75 to 4, but as I was describing the beer I realized I really liked a lot of the things used to judge this beer. I think a 4-4.25 is about accurate. If you take this for what it is, a pale ale that was around before most of the extremely hopped trends, this is an excellent brew. Next time I'm home i'd consider grabbing this.

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3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npachl
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TJCanopy
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cl3
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of browncty
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours an amber color from the can. It is a excellent American Style Pale Ale. It's a perfect amount hop flavor, good appeal to people who don't like the real hoppy IPA's but like an ale. This is a local brewery with limited distribution. If you're in Northern Western Wisconsin and you can find it purchase some, awesome beer. This is a true craft beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of stealth
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of nickapalooza86
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tallboy can poured into a tumbler glass. No freshness dating.

Nice saturated orange color, it glistens in the light jewel-tone amber. A halo of delicate lace decorates the glass, along with some spotty foam around the edges.

Smells like grainy wet barley, sweet and a little funky. Not getting much in the way of hops.

Slightly astringent feel, light malt sweetness, lightly toasted bread, vague citrus. Medium bodied and fairly smooth. Lacking in the hop department but otherwise drinkable. Would like to try a fresher sample someday, Redrover i'm looking at you ;)

Fun fact: Hayward, WI is home to the world's largest fish (sculpture). The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum is home to a 4-story, hand-sculpted fiberglass Muskellunge, aka the Big Musky.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of AmandaSchaefer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of tgraven
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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River Pig Pale Ale from Angry Minnow Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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