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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Photo of Ilafan
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of DanC
4.45/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer.

I like beers that have a good hop aroma and taste but are not overly bitter. This had a very nice balance. The color was right for a pale ale and it is very comparable to other beers in this style. I am proud to be a drinker of "local" beers.

Looking forward to taking a tour of their brewery later in June.

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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 scot_chale
4.28/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- straw pale orange color, mildly active carbonation, and 1 finger of pitch white foam that slowly dwindles.

S- citrus hops with fruity yeast residuals. it's pleasant, but not pungent.

T- a midly aggressive hop delivery. it's gotta be horizon hops, because summit's epa comes to mind right away. It's like Summit EPA Light. I'm very pleased. I get an amber or light malt extract taste too. It's balanced, leaning towards the hops.

M- Dry, crisp, slight bite of carbonation, and medium bodied. it suits the style in my opinion.

O- Score! I really love this APA. I'm happy to say that my expectations of this beer, and this brewery were met. It's sessionable, full flavored, and respectable in the realm of APAs. I'd buy a six pack anytime.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

A hoppy yet not overdone pale. Finish has a bitterness to it, yet extremely drinkable.

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Photo of t2thebro
4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at punch on grand Ave.

A- light yellowish color with a bit of red and green hues. Two finger head which slowly fades into a 1/4 inch head that laces leaves a frothy lacing.

S- citrusy, light with a hint of sugar. Hoppy! Not much malt smell.

T-smooth, citrus blast with a kick of spicy earthy hops. A hop heads dream, this is a hop brew with very little malt flavor. Could use just a bit of malt to round out the flavor.

M- smooth, medium carbonation, a bit of an oily feel from the dry hop. Good if you want a hop charged lighter beer.

O- overall I could drink this every day. My kind of apa. Hops and not much more, sweet, spicy, light. I'm guessing some crystal malt, with some wheat. Grains that don't add a lot to the hops. Good beer! Bravo!

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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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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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 JackieTH
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light golden thin head minimal lacing. Lightly hoppy nose with moderate malt and watermelon rind.

Taste: There is an immediately washing of citric and floral hop on the tongue, tasty, mildly bitter with a slightly unripe honeydew melon element.  Wet.  Mild caramel pale malt kicks in. Moderately zingy carbonation works well with the flavor.  

Medium to light body. Finish is clean and faintly bitter. Refreshing and drinkable pale ale with a floral and citric profile that was a little different than many of the other pale ales out there.  I enjoyed it, I could drink quite a bit of it. 

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Photo of Fargrow
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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