Dyno | North Loop Brew Co

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Loop Brew Co
Minnesota, United States
northloopbrew.co

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
15.85%
 
 
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 24
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mothman
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

White head. Pale gold in color.

Flavor was of floral hops and some citrus character. Pretty typical pale ale. Not overly bitter and not sticky. Bready malts. Well balanced, but more on the hoppy side.

Mouthfeel: smooth with a very slight bitterness. Medium bodied.

Overall, a really easy drinking pale. Just not over the top in regards to hops. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lucid Dyno Pale Ale. Lucid Brewing, Minnetonka, MN.

Clear and golden hued, with a tight, slim white head.

Aroma: lightly hoppy, some citrus fruit, minor bitterness, not much else.

Taste: some hop bitterness hits up front, and lingers on the palate, with a toasty, tidy citrus fruity flavor the key component. Only slightly sweet, ultimately ending dry and bitter. Soft malt presence, light but there. "Graham cracker crust." I've heard it said before, and now I'm finally saying it.

All in all, Dyno is a drinker, and it does what a pale ale should do, bringing taste without too much fuss. Pass on around, drink it down, on to the next one, while we solved all the world's problems over a chess game, or a cribbage board, or whatever's handy.

I like it. It's beer, and you can drink it.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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 pat61
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
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 mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
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 KarlHungus
1.35/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer pours a clear bronze color with a quarter inch head that recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is full of butterscotch and toffee. The taste is pure butterscotch with a rancid acidity that lingers long. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Overall, this is a terrible beer that should not be on the market.

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Photo of morimech
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
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 +0.9%

Photo of birchstick
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopstout
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of jaswilson2
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Fargrow
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Dyno from North Loop Brew Co
3.47 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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