Dyno | North Loop Brew Co

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Brewed by:
North Loop Brew Co
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lurpy1 on 05-12-2012

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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by zeff80:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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Photo of Turbo
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Frequently pick this up at the Four Firkins, drink at the brewery and find on tap around town.
L: Pours brilliant gold under a persistent and lacy 3” white foam cap with a very fine bead. S: Aromas of grain, malt, biscuit, spicy hops, and hints of grass and pine.
T: Starts with light malts – biscuit, with a flavor rich hop presence, some fruit – citrus, big hop flavors that include a citrus rind bitterness. Long lingering herbal, citrusy aftertastes, they are big hops but nicely balanced by the malt and the yeast flavors
F: Soft, medium full body, medium to medium low carbonation.
O: I don’t know why this is not rated higher – its pretty, well made and easy to drink.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and clear golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Solid three finger white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A good scent of floral hops upfront along with some citrus hops. Hints of grapefruit, oranges, and lemon zest. Solid malt backing with hints of caramel and biscuit. Some wheat grains. Also some grassy hops in the mix. Pretty hop forward for a regular pale ale. Smells closer to a IPA.

Taste: A nice burst of citrus flavor upfront. Notes of citrus orange, grapefruit and lemon. Bready malts with notes of biscuit, cracker, and caramel. Also some floral and grassy hops. The citrus hop flavor is the most noticeable here. This is a very hop forward ale but the bitterness is pretty low. Taste is like a English ESB.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and very smooth. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A very good ale here. Very hop forward but light with the bitterness. A good lighter hop driven option.

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of GaryT2
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The reviewers that rated Dyno under 3 here are either lying trolls or got bad bottles. The tip off is the".( low head)..". The head on this sucker is an alarming 3"!!! and recedes so slowly you want to toss it and open something else you don't have to wait 10 minutes before you can drink it!! Granted, tonight ... I only had a Hamm's and Omission Lager to compare it too..rather than Summit Great Northern Porter, Sam Adams especially Oktoberfest, Red Trolley, Pete's etc.. for comparison.....but I found it a great taste..definitely will buy it again. Sorry..... I can't do
".. attributes (look, smell, taste, feel).." ...I'm not made that way. The taste and smell is my lexicon limit. Medium Amber color maybe fits.

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Photo of Cooper
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of thorkelson
3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber for $7 at Princeton Liquors. Overall, a very tasty beer, but still overpriced. I paired it with a spicy catfish dinner and the pale ale made a great complement. The big, clean hops character held a juicy hops perfume with a tangerine and bitter rind finish. A little toasty barley snuck into the flavor and I also caught the occasional notes of apricots and tropical fruit. Maybe it's more reasonably priced on draft, I certainly wouldn't mind drinking more.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of kenito799
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into rocks glasses for sharing.

Dark gold hazy, lvery little head or lacing,

Aroma is mild malt with some spicy hop scents.

Mouthfeel is fairly crisp, medium-light.

A nice balance of hoppy bitterness, not extremely complex, but quite drinkable, good effort.

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Photo of TahoeTweezed
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Will96
2.25/5  rDev -35%

Photo of morimech
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bizarro color. It is clear with a golden-gray color that I have never seen in a beer before. Just over one finger of head forms and has good retention before settling to a thick cap. Just a little lacing is left down the glass.

Pleasant aroma of floral and citrus hops with a bready malt base. Smells like a nice APA.

Almost there with the flavor. The hops are at a nice bitterness and flavor level, however the malt is lacking and this beer does not have much depth beyond the hops. Has a citrus and floral flavor. A semi-sweet flavor.

Even at 5.2% this beer feels a little thin. I enjoyed the carbonation. Nice texture for a light bodied beer.

A decent APA but I just can't get past the color. Has a couple of other things going against such as price and bottle format. Would try it again on-tap.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ddavison
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Dyno from North Loop Brew Co
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 125 ratings