Kilbourn Hop Ale | Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
dellsbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bighuge on 10-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.84%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of Lemke10
2.6/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this as a part of their 5oz sampler package in their bar which you get 10 of their tap beers to try.

Seems a lot of people rated this one fairly high and maybe I just got a bad sampler draft, but I really didn't care for this one. Pours a cloudy medium amber color with average head. There is the scent of some hops lingering over the beer. The taste is hoppy as well but it seemed rather watery. There was a vast difference in the texture. Out of the 10 samples I tried, this was my least favorite, but like I said maybe I just got a bad draft.

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Photo of seeswo
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of wheatyweiss
2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a standard pint.

Appearance was of a light copper to deep ruby color with minimal or no head. Small amount of lacing.

Nose is a light hop, but not much else.

Taste is flowery estery hops. Hops are called "local grown" on the menu. Taste like dried glacier to me. No malt flavor at all, not very balanced for an ale. Hop bite hangs on the tongue for a while.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a standard carbonation.

Over all a slightly hoppy beer that I would struggle agreeing is an APA.

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Photo of Bammer21
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TooGood
3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Endeavor11
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Satan70
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Tucquan
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this in Baraboo, WI

The beer menu says they use locally grown hops from Zinke's Hop Farm.

The beer pours a copper color with a 1 finger, thick head with medium lacing.

There's a mild, sweet fruit aroma.

The caramel tasting malt is balanced well with the local hops. The beer has medium carbonation and a clean finish. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Loudog1411
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of MagicLantern
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Visited Moosejaw after camping. On-Tap in Pint Glass.

A: Thin lace with big bubbled. Lace clings to edges leaving rings around edge of glass as beer is sampled.

Reddish copper color transparent with no visible carbonation.

S: Slight hop and grain. Slight breadish smell. Nothing over powering or particularily significant.

T: Hops abound and tastey. Sweet smoot with a slight bitter end.

M: Watery. Light to medium body. Can feel a slight carbonation, but wouldn't call it a bite.

D: The hops would bring me back. It's a nice session beer, drinkable and nice. Nothing exceptional, but certainly a good beer..

Took a growler home.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: darkish strawberry amber, with a smallish khaki head quickly fading to a skim

Nose: APA-esque leafy hops over sweet caramel malt

Taste: standard APA leafy hops, though apparently they're grown locally, so there's that, sweet caramel malt to balance. A little underwhelming.

Feel: medium-rich for style, standard carbonation.

Drinkability/Overall: a fairly straightforward APA that I actually enjoyed a little less than their standard Pale.

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Photo of Tumpster
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All in all a well rounded, well done APA. I was up in the dells (as we cheesheads call it) and knew I had to get to moosejaw for some pizza and beer!! Took the girlfriend and we had a great time. This beer goes down smooth and has great hop to it, served cold to me in a pitcher from the tap, very mid to darker brown but delicious through and through. Was so good I paid $13 for a half gallon growler full of it to take back to Milwaukee with me!! :)

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Photo of Florida9
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. In a pitcher. Poured in a standard pint glass. Clear dark orange-amber in color. Forms a moderate sized foamy head. Good retention; decent lacing. Aroma isn't much. Toast and caramel malts with some earth hops in the mix. Taste is s bit better. Mild caramel malts and a bit of juicy citrus hops before turning more earthy and bitter. Medium mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness - more than expected actually.
A rather drinkable amber ale (its not an APA, and to be fair the menu calls it an amber ale as well).

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JALIEN
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slavall
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Kilbourn Hop Ale from Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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