Mow Master
Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,108
Ranked #26,401
3.6 | pDev: 13.06%
Apr 14, 2022
Aug 10, 2010
Mow MasterMow Master
Notes: The ultimate beer lover’s warm-weather quencher. Crisp, bright, and ultra pale that’s mildly hopped and lightly floral. Definitely a crowd-pleaser as an all-day summer brew.

New! Mow Master’s 2020 recipe is fresher than ever, featuring a Citra Hop flavor profile.
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I wonder if they put ipa on the label nowadays to try to boost sales or if they actually tweaked the recipe enough. Anyways not bad but really glad I didn't get a sixer.
Apr 14, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Abebe22 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Jun 05, 2020
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Solid lacing.

S: Light citrus and grains

T/F: Follows the nose... a bit sweet up front with toasted malts. Light citrusy hop profile... not overly complicated. A little floral/herbal. Modest bitterness. Light bodied and easy drinking.

O: Like the name says... a lawnmower light IPA. Not bad... certainly nothing special. Not one I'd seek out.
Oct 26, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Jul 07, 2018
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Reviewed by SaltofOH from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottle dated 3-21-17. Ouch. Nonic pint.

A: pours a hazed yellow-gold with two and a half fingers of fluffy bright white head. Lots of small particulate matter suspended in the beer with a few streams of carbonation flowing up. Pretty decent lacing.

S: very modern hoppy: citrusy, tropical, sweet, tart. Some malt presence lurking behind there. A very tangy citrus - candy like.

T: drier arrival than the nose would suggest, modestly hoppy, some of that tangy hoppiness, then it transitions to a light and satisfying malt, some herbaceous, stemmy, green and floral hops, before ending on a way less bitter finish than the nose portends.

M: solidly midweight with moderate to low carbonation. What bubbles there are feel large on the tongue. Somewhat slick.

O: this is not as light or as crisp as I would like for a true lawnmower beer. But it is a pretty balanced new age American pale ale. Or perhaps golden ale. I'll say it's held up remarkably well for six months old; I can only imagine what that tropical citrus was like new.
Sep 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Rock_Glenn from New York

3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I bought this to enjoy after mowing the lawn, and it proved to be light and easy drinking for the occasion. My notes are limited, but it pours an ugly yellow, with limited hops aroma and flavor. Too thin for most occasions, good hops taste, earthy, just could use a higher gravity and an ounce or two more hops.
Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 1 by jwalters from New York

May 21, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottle from Wegmans. I like this. A tasty ale without the hop bitterness of an IPA. Just enough hoppiness to enjoy and refresh. Nice grassy likey!
Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 3.28 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2015
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Rated by logicalparadox from New York

2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
Not impressed. Light, dry, but no flavor.
Jul 02, 2015
Rated: 3.41 by TheOakKing from New York

Jun 18, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 3.34 by StrangerTides from New York

May 24, 2015
Rated: 3.42 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2015
Rated: 3.55 by deonreds from New York

Apr 20, 2015
Rated: 3.3 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Apr 12, 2015
Rated: 3.19 by jpd026 from New York

Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by dbauer78 from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 3 by ryhn0 from Pennsylvania

Aug 09, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by coffeeworm from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2014
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle purchased and drank at Clarence Center Coffee Company in Clarence Center, NY.

Pours a clear gold, with some orange tinges. A small half inch head forms that dissipates quite quickly, leaving behind little splotches of lacing.

Smells slightly weak- a bit of grassy hop aromas, and some grapefruity aromas as well.

This one is pretty tasty, and lives up to its namesake as a lawn mower beer. Slight crackery pilsner malt type flavors, fairly dry, with grassy and herbal hop tastes- almost brings to mind a grassy lawn. Slightly spicy.

Light bodied, crisp and very drinkable- goes down quite easily. A slightly higher than medium amount of carbonation.

Not bad, but slightly boring. A good session ale nonetheless with some definite flavor.
Jul 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jul 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by athomasPSU from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by HoppyBastard1 from Pennsylvania

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by wrightst from Maryland

Jun 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by dtivp from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2014
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Reviewed by utopiajane from New York

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a bright canary yellow. Golden sunshine yellow. Lemon yellow! It's perfectly yellow and hazy with a fat two fingers of cream colored foam that falls lazy and rocky and leaves a thick cap and lace. Nose is lemon and lemon peel. Grapefruit and the pith. A bit of malt sweetness and a sweet grass in the background. some earthy pine but it is terribly light. perfect balance on the nose. The taste is lovely and ultra light. It has only a bit more substance than the session IPA's. But it's there and it is enough to distinguish it. The lemon is bright and sweet, the grapefruit is pungent and earthy. The pine is lightly in the background where I think pine belongs. The malt is just a bit of substance and this finishes a bit crisp and dry with sweet grass to linger and a bit of malt sweetness with all that grapefruit.

Lovely. Another terrific beer from ellicottville. That's three for three that I have tried. I had a hard time rating this. If this is a session IPA then it is in fact, the best one I have tried. if it is a pale ale it is not the best one I have tried. hmmmm.
Jun 22, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tdimaria from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2014
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Reviewed by Omnium from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle > Bow-tie Pint

A - Clear straw yellow with half a finger of soapy white head, little lacing.
s - No real potent aroma here, some cracker malt and grass, mild dankness
T - Flavor is good, toasted bread, grass, a little pine, some grapefruit.
M - Clean and to the point. Refreshing beer.
O - Good sessionable beer, medium hoppy flavor thats refreshing and very fresh tasting.
May 29, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by schnell from Ohio

Apr 15, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by CaverDave from New York

Nov 14, 2013
Mow Master from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 98 ratings