Point Cascade Pale Ale | Stevens Point Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pointbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADR on 03-07-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
439
Reviews:
229
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
14.45%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
36
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Photo of Offa
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OsoRojo
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stanale
2.77/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pegasus
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mphis
2.76/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of tdm168
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AAG
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
2.63/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No hop precense. Nose is extremely bland.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Suds
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Point Cascade Pale Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
3.46 out of 5 based on 439 ratings.
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