Point Cascade Pale Ale
Stevens Point Brewery

Point Cascade Pale AlePoint Cascade Pale Ale
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From:
Stevens Point Brewery
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.42 | pDev: 14.33%
Ratings:
443
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 27, 2021
Added:
Mar 07, 2002
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  36
SCORE
78
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Point Cascade Pale AlePoint Cascade Pale Ale
Notes: None
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3.48 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 27, 2021
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3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Lulah from Idaho

It used to be a fairly decent-looking beer, but looks aren't what made it good. The aroma was not very memorable, but still pleasantly piney. When slightly warm, the aroma grew richer and more complex. It tasted lovely, with a firmly hoppy and smooth flavor. Not a complex flavor, but still quite satisfying. It felt good to drink - the hops was definitely present in throughout.

My stand-by beer for as long as it was around. One of those pale ales that tended to get richer with a bit of warmth while drinking, instead of skunkier. Overall it was tasty, reasonably priced, and reliable.

(I'm curious to see how Point's Hoptastic APA upholds this beer's legacy.)

Jun 13, 2020
 
3.75 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jun 03, 2019
 
3.11 by Foxman27 from Iowa on Feb 20, 2018
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3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Offa from California

I'm finally reviewing this from handwritten notes from Dec. 2012. It was from a bottle, deep gold with small white head steadily shrinking to foamy ring and wisps.

Aroma was nice citrus, grain, apple, orange flower, hint of pine/light grapefruit.

Taste was light, crisp, citrus, pine hints, grain, cracker, hint of apple, dryish with nice light bitterness, lingering and just dominating a light sweetness. Simple but very nice, well-balanced, highly drinkable with enough character to stay interesting, nice engaging feel.

Sep 02, 2016
 
3.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on May 08, 2016
 
3.25 by baconfromwalmart from Pennsylvania on Feb 18, 2016
 
3.5 by Zylod from West Virginia on Dec 30, 2015
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3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Lighter amber shade of pale, solid 1" of white head. Classic c hop bitter aroma. Grapefruit all over it.

Taste, c hops dominate. A little bit of herbal component, bittersweet toasted caramel malt. Well carbonated. For what is pretty much a regional macro, this is a decent c hop bitter pale ale that what it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in standard reliability.

Dec 25, 2015
 
3.25 by speedvagen from Ohio on Sep 14, 2015
 
3.31 by BarrelAgedG from California on Aug 17, 2015
 
2.75 by Kevinpitts from Illinois on Aug 17, 2015
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4.06/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigDaddyWarbuxx from Iowa

A really solid citrusy and hoppy aroma. The flavor leans more towards the citrus, but it still tastes great, and can stand with the more well-known pale ales.

Aug 12, 2015
 
4 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 11, 2015
 
3 by OsoRojo from Colorado on Jul 21, 2015
 
2.77 by stanale from Illinois on Jul 14, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Pegasus from Texas

Appearance: Hazy medium golden color, with a large, somewhat coarse off-white head, prominent Belgian-style lacing, and an abundance of suspended, fine particulate. Slight, slow-rising carbonation is also present.

Aroma: Cascade hops are, as the name suggests, quite prominent in the aroma, there is an abundance of pale malt as well, but the hops dominate.

Taste: Opens with solid, clean pale malt and somewhat forward Cascade hops. Soon after the taste opens, the hops rise to dominance, although the pale malt is never totally vanquished. The taste closes with hops forward, but also a clean bread malt presence in the background.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly full, with abundant, but soft carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A nice example, very drinkable and refreshing.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Jul 04, 2015
 
3.47 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Jun 21, 2015
 
2.76 by Mphis from Tennessee on Jun 19, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I could find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear pale yellow color with less than one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: grapefruit, pine and bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially grapefruit citrus then a piney hop profile.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good pale ale but is very close to being an IPA with the piney hop profile. There are better options available for this style so I would probably not seek this out again.

Jun 15, 2015
 
3.68 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Jun 13, 2015
 
3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jun 08, 2015
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3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/18/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, cracker, bread, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pineapple, pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish fora good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

May 29, 2015
 
3.5 by ovaltine from Indiana on May 28, 2015
 
3.46 by AAG from New York on Apr 01, 2015
 
3.63 by hotdogtornados from Wisconsin on Feb 08, 2015
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2.63/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Texasfan549 from Texas

No hop precense. Nose is extremely bland.

Feb 05, 2015
 
3.06 by kjkinsey from Texas on Feb 05, 2015
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3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Suds from Missouri

This is an everyday pale ale. It has a golden color and a thin white head. The aroma is a mix of west coast hops and malt, although more subdued than I would like. The taste is clean, crisp, and semi dry. Some malt bites in the taste and hop balance. Medium to light in body. Average.

Jan 25, 2015
 
3.19 by alotofcoffee from Tennessee on Dec 24, 2014
 
3.52 by maz from Illinois on Dec 16, 2014
 
3.6 by kplooki from Illinois on Dec 04, 2014
 
3.25 by Sam-VW from England on Nov 26, 2014
 
2 by dheldman from Minnesota on Nov 23, 2014
 
3 by Purified from Illinois on Nov 22, 2014
 
3 by hansenm72 from Texas on Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Cascade Pale Ale pours a golden color with a large fluffly white head. There is a nice crisp aroma, with subtle hints of hops. The taste is also very crisp, nice mellow hints of hops, and just a touch of sweetness. Good body and good feel. Overall its a very nice pale ale, light, easy to drink, and enjoyable.

Nov 08, 2014
 
3.5 by wrightst from Maryland on Oct 25, 2014
 
3.56 by SnatchyMcPants from Indiana on Oct 23, 2014
 
4.5 by G_Mad from Wisconsin on Oct 18, 2014
Point Cascade Pale Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 443 ratings