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Danger Ale | Castle Danger Brewery

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Danger AleDanger Ale

Brewed by:
Castle Danger Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Danger Ale
Long ago when cliffs were called castles and between them was a reef that meant danger, is an American strong ale with great hop flavor and target gravity of 6%, making it dangerously good and a true Castle Danger Ale."

Added by deadbody on 08-08-2011

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 70
Reviews by NilocRellim:
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Photo of CaeserTits
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bsp77
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really an English Strong Ale. Big malt aroma and taste of dark fruit and toffee, countered by spicy, floral hops. Big and balanced. Nice, dry finish. This is beer is underrated IMO, possibly due to style misunderstanding.

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Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention.

Smell: A bready and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with hints of caramel, biscuit, and earthy hops. Toasted barley malt with hints of biscuit, caramel, grains, yeast, and wood. Subtle fruity scent. Light hints of earthy hops with some grass. A decent aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty, bready, and sweet malt forward taste with notes of caramel, biscuit, and grass. Toasted barley malt with notes of biscuit, grains, caramel, yeast, and some wood. Subtle fruit notes. Light background notes of earthy hops with some grass and pine. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A solid brew that leans towards the malty and bready side. Good bready notes with some nice subtle fruit undertones.

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

Photo of pourmeadrink
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Cooper
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of morimech
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deadbody
2.53/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler on the way to the north shore, was looking forward to a good hoppy beer for with a dinner of hot dogs over an open fire.

Instead I got an interesting slightly hopped malty as hell ale. Not at all what I was expecting, tasted much more like a brown ale than anything else. I actually enjoyed it, and am considering getting a growler refill the next time I head up that way, but it wasn't a pale ale. Poured a dark reddish color, smell was more malty than anything, very little in the way of hops. Taste was again very light on hops, very heavy on malts. Mouthfeel was actually pretty good, a bit thicker than i expect from a pale ale.

Overall I did enjoy the beer, but it was way out of style. I would love to try their porter later this year though if the timing works out.

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Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNAle
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

1-1/2 inch cream head from an aggressive pour; 1/2 inch for a gentle pour. Amber, slightly hazy, color with moderate carbonation. Very nice citrusy aroma. Head fades moderately quickly, leaving patchy lacing. Initial taste is very much malt-forward, with just a hint of hop bitterness. Hops present themselves quickly, though. The citrus aroma and hops bitterness mixes well with the malt bready taste for a well-balanced overall taste/aroma. Great, thick mouth feel, enhanced by the carbonation. No booziness apparent. This is an easy drinking beer despite for the relatively high ABV. IOW, you could easily knock back 3 or 4 of these quickly and end up really drunk if you are not aware of the alcohol content. Overall, this is a very good, well balanced ale with a substantial malt backbone.

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Photo of jstark
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of CCutch
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gro
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of TCMike
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

First beer I've had from them. Poured from the growler, it produced a 1 finger, off-white head. The beer color is a translucent, medium mahogany.

The aroma is of malt, caramel, bread, and a light pine hop note.

The taste was very good. Malt forward, light caramel sweetness, a touch of a wood-like flavor, and a slight hop bitterness on the end. Medium bodied, and carbonation.

Good beer!

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Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Dave2234
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of molson5190
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of KarlHungus
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a clear bronze color. The head is a small cap of white foam that recedes quickly into moderate lacing. The aroma is a perfect balance between nutty, toffee malts, and herbal, floral hops...very English. The taste is equally balanced. The malt is slightly more pronounced than it is in the aroma, but nothing close to overpowering. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a chewy texture. Overall, this beer drinks much more like an Extra Strong Bitter than an American Strong Ale as it is listed here on BA. I really like this beer, and would rank it as the top Minnesota brewed ESBs that I've tasted. I look forward to drinking this from a cask some day.

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Danger Ale from Castle Danger Brewery
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