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High Road Everyday Ale | Badger Hill Brewing Company

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High Road Everyday AleHigh Road Everyday Ale

Brewed by:
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by 4lo:
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3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Recieved as an extra and packaging date is Sept 2014 so please take the review with a grain of salt.

Pour - Massive head on the pour even if you are just encouraging it out of the bottle. Takes a good bit of time to dissapate.

Smell - Apples, Citrus, and some pine in there

Taste - Nothing massively prominent. Sound fruitiness with a bit of pine and bitterness on the tail end. Nice malt. Really would like to have a recently bottled one to compare against.

Feel - Feels fairly light, but not thin. Well rounded.

Decent beer, but really need to get a fresher bottle to feel it out. Hopefully in the future

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ZAP
4.59/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I really like this a lot. Outstanding floral/herbal/piney hops on the aroma and taste....a lot of hop flavor without a lot of jagged bitterness...a light.bready malt is perfect as it never asserts itself but lends a sturdy backbone. Definitely drinks more like an APA body wise than some of these session IPA's out there..

Very impressive beer I will buy again. Drank great right out of the can as well.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Badger Hill High Road Everyday Ale. Proudly brewed in Minnesota, brewed and bottled by Badger Hill Brewing LLC in Minnetonka, MN. What's in this brew: Pilsner malt, British yeast, New Zealand and Australian hops. IBU: 24. Best served in a pint glass. Alc by Vol 5 %.

"Everyday Ale", eh? Not a pale ale? Not a session IPA? What do we have here?

Clouded amber hue, nicely sized, puffy white head, leaving lace.

Aroma: soft and slightly sweet hop delivery, floral and lightly fruity. Highly likable.

Taste: smoothness and softness abound. Light yet luscious malt holds down the fort, delicate fruity down-under hops dance above. Light finish, light body, but plenty of flavor, charm and character. Getting a slight diacetyl feel from the yeast, but it's so minor it's a benefit, not a flaw.

Perhaps it's an unfiltered ESB? With lower hemisphere hops? Let's say it's no style at all, or just call it an Everyday Ale.
I also call it "yum."

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.74/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a hazy copper color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes slowly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of butterscotch galore. Yeah, diacetyl. I can detect some malt sweetness, but the butterscotch covers almost everything up. The taste isn't as over the top buttery, but it is still there. What I taste beyond the butter is enough to make me think this beer might amount to something when brewed properly (no diacetyl). The are some nice melon and floral notes that I like in a pale ale. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this beer needs some work, but I do think I will try it agian once more latter on down the road before writing it off completely.

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Photo of Evilyak
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this is everything you'd expect from a blonde ale - light in color, biscuity notes with floral and subtle orange flavor. well carbonated.

it's nothing special, but it could certainly fall into the everyday category.

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Photo of zeff80
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Poured out a golden yellow color with a small head of foam. It smelled of caramel and some floral notes. It tasted of sweet caramel with some subtle roasty notes. Slight bitterness

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Photo of umustdrink
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Dark yellow to light orange in color. Rocky white head on the pour, faded to a smaller head but with good persistence.

Smell - Light grainy sweetness, a touch of orange cream. Light ester profile reminiscent of Badger Hills other beers (same yeast)

Taste - Starts out with a nice creamy sweetness, mostly grainy but again some citrus notes. As it warms more of the hop character comes out, light piney bitterness, slightly dank, nelson hops maybe?

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is right on, it's slightly elevated which helps to carry the light flavors of this beer.

Overall - A blonde ale should be lighter in bitterness and hop flavor than a pale ale. I think this beer fits that definition, but just barely. Overall this is definitely a well made beer, as the can that I'm reviewing is over 4 months old(!). I was actually quite surprised to see it was that old, it definitely doesn't drink like it. Maybe it's closer to a pale ale when fresh? I'll definitely find out.

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Photo of morimech
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with one finger of head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass. Really dig the aroma. Light floral, grassy, and fruity hops lay over a dry bread malt base. Flavor starts out moderately hoppy with floral and fruity notes. Relatively dry malt base that is light and delivers the hops well. Just a touch of butterscotch that is common with certain English yeasts. The carbonation is spot on for a light, hoppy ale. I have not been the biggest fan of Badger Hill, but this beer changes my mind immensely. Maybe they are getting their recipes tuned in as there seems to be a big variance in the beer reviews.

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Photo of jera1350
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
2.82/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jsprain1
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bsp77
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light aroma of pilsner malt and herbal hops. Taste has a crackery and biscuity malt backbone with the herbal & tropical hop flavors associated with Australian/New Zealand hops. Highly carbonated with a light body and dry finish. Overall, this is a refreshing beer that falls between a Blonde Ale and a Pale Ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of zeledonia
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 26 October 2014.

Pour is amazing. Pale golden yellow, mostly clear, with vibrant visible carbonation. Billowy, fluffy, dense white head, 3+ fingers, cratering as it relaxed, and leaving gobs of lacing all over the glass. Excellent.

Smell is bright herbal hops with a citrus twist. Really nice, a touch spicy, a touch acidic. Very inviting.

Taste is okay. It's got the same elements as the smell, it's just got a whole lot less of each one. Clean and slightly grassy, with a very light mildly chalky bitter rounding in the back.

Feel is light and fluffy, a touch zippy. Carbonation flares up, then fades out a bit faster than I'd like. It dries out nicely, just as the flavors fade.

A really good, clean, mildly hoppy pale ale. If the taste were more like the smell, I'd love it. As it is, I like it, and would definitely drink more of it.

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Photo of ceanderson
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herman77
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Goldbricker
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patches
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

grainy nose, caramel, fresh mowed grass
Hazy gold under a 3" stiff off-white foam cap, slowly descends and produces clingy, thick lace.
palate: rich grain, malt with a touch of caramel to butterscotch, medium body and carbonation, easy to drink, some light fruit, nice caramel aftertastes, not an overwhelming presence but very drinkable.
medium body, medium low carbonation, good hop finish.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bigbeers84
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of MNAle
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with moderate carbonation. 1 inch white head that recedes not too fast, leaving thick lacing along the sides of the glass. Aroma is relatively strong, fruity / citrus hops with just a trace of malts detected. Pleasant and inviting. Initial taste has the hops flavor but a definite malty breadiness, slightly sweet. Good mouth feel. Even thought it is "only" 5% ABV, this is beer has body. Hops and malts flavor continues in the middle and into the finish, with bitterness only showing up in the aftertaste. Overall, this ale has a substantial malt core with lots of hops flavor and the hops bitterness not really showing up until late, providing a nice balance and crisp finish.

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High Road Everyday Ale from Badger Hill Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 56 ratings