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

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Added by MN_Beerticker on 06-03-2013

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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by zeledonia:
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 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 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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Photo of NilocRellim
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale yellow colour. Smells faintly of pale sweet malts and floral hops. Tastes like it smells; light pale malts, floral hops, hint of earthy hop finish.

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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 moundbz
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 4lo
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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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Shawner
2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of Suyak7
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thorkelson
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L - Beautiful gold with a bit of amber hue and solid one inch pure white head after poured into a tulip glass. Very clear filtered appearance and slight stick on the side of the glass. Would appreciate a lighter tone which would be a bit truer to style.
S - smell includes a hint of light apple, herby hop, a bit of pine and citrus fruit. Very mild smell.
T - taste is not quite what I expected. bready, mildly toasty malt for a blonde ale, off the mark for me - expect more belgian candy & hop presence. almost tastes like an amber ale.
F - mildly carbonated, very light on the palate, dry finish
O - a solid sessionable beer that I would probably not purchase but enjoyed the chance to try.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigAl18
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 danfix99
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of TooGood
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of bigbeers84
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours clear amber to walnut hue. Light white foamy head.
S- Light yeasty bready followed by fuity/pineyness of the galaxy and wakatu hops.
T- Light tropical fruit on the front end, bready malty sweetness hangout in the middle with a dry grapeskin finish.
M- Crisp light to mid body and easily palatable.
O- Decent Session Pale Ale. Would pair well with grilled foods or just as a stand alone.

This is by far the best offering Badger Hill has put forward. High Road offers a sessionable Pale that is a highly drinkable beer.

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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 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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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I consider this a sort of a hybrid beer. It lies somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. But it has such a fruity and floral hop taste with a strong finish. Certainly, a good lawn mower beer that goes down easy after toiling in the sun.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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High Road Everyday Ale from Badger Hill Brewing Company
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