Point Cascade Pale Ale | Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Cascade Pale AlePoint Cascade Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ADR on 03-07-2002

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Ratings: 439 |  Reviews: 229
Photo of jhek65
5/5  rDev +46.2%

Photo of soju6
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a copper color with a moderate head and decent lacing.

S: Aroma is primarily citrus with a hint of sweetness.

T: Flavor of citrus, fresh grain and a bit of malt sweetness. Some bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly light body, crisp and quite smooth. Needs a bit more character.

O: Decent beer, good for a few. Nothing really outstanding about this beer, more of an average APA.

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Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of rattletrap968
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.62/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear beer, light golden color, with thin head. Minimal lacing but what there is sticks to the side of the glass well.

S: Good smelling beer. Very vibrant fruity scent and with minimal hops. Nice citrus scents as well.

T: From what I was smelling, I was expecting much more and was a little disappointed. It is not bad, but there is a minimal flavor profile. The taste is very short to. You get hit with a slight hop and citrus flavor then its gone, like the taste there is, just doesn't linger long at all.

M: Not a very bitter beer at all. Smooth and decent carbonation.

O: I like the taste, I just want MORE! I wish they would have been able to keep the taste lingering in my mouth longer. Decent beer though nontheless

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Been sellin' this guy for a while now and have yet to actually try him. This changes now: It pours a clear tawny straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild caramel, blunt pine, and a touch of cilantro. A hint of orange zest floats about here and there as well. The taste brings in more of the same, though the orange comes through better now, more individually than a random face in a crowd. Pretty decent balance, actually. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, a nice, well-executed pale ale. Nothing spectacular or noteworthy, but one that I could easily see drinking plenty of if given the opportunity.

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Photo of socon67
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours orange with a decent white foam on top. Not much lacing however.

S - Citrus smell, perhaps a touch of pine. The hops are noticed on the back end. What I didn't enjoy was a perceived lack of balance.

T - Decent flavor. Refreshing taste to it.

M - Light bodied feel, but enough components to make you enjoy what you are drinking.

O - A decent gateway beer, this is good when you don't want to crush your taste buds but want a beer with a subtle amount of hops and flavor.

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Photo of teromous
2.57/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: A brilliantly clear beer, colored light gold, with a thin head of white foam. There isn't much head, and it doesn't stand long, but the rest of this beer looks very nice. There isn't much lacing, but it does stick to the side of the glass.

S: This beer has a strange scent to it...it's like apricot with a slight funk. I can't really describe the funk...but good or bad, it does add a unique character. This beer has a wealth of citrus scents ranging from the aforementioned apricot, to a light tangerine scent.

T: I really expected more flavor to pop out of this. It is very bland and not much comes out. Oddly, I pick up a hint of wheat and some pepper flavors. I get some hop flavor up front, but nothing in the middle or end of the drink.

M: The mouthfeel is very thin and bitterness is largely absent.

O: Overall I didn't think it was that great of a beer. It started out well, but finished off thin and empty. An American Pale Ale should make a statement. It should be large and well-rounded. This is like a dog that is all bark and no bite. Unfortunate.

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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Not much lace produced from a frothy 1/2 inch head. Pale golden orange.

S: Very nice aroma. Good hops spice and light citrus/pine. A decent amount of savory malt.

T: At first a good fruity hop element that hangs on a mellow malt body. Not a lot of nuance but good enough.

M: Pretty well average but not bad.

D: Easy drinking, unremarkable pale. Decent.

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Photo of deebo
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pale golden with lots of carbonation, tight white head that does not last long, minimal lacing.
S-Upfront sweet pils type malt with some citra hops present.
T-Well balanced pale ale, some malt upfront with citrus hops then taking over giving a slight bitter finish.
D-Above average for the style, well balanced and easy to drink.
O-Not an overly hoppy beer, fairly drinkable. Not a huge fan of this style but this is a very nice beer, probably won't be liked as much by the hop heads.

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Photo of 6993bc
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was a nice, smooth beer with a heavy citrus flavor, seems like a grapefruit taste.

A- A milky orange color, with a good a thick head.

S-A citrus smell is a appearent, the smell is very subtle.

T-The bold taste was not there, like I had expected, the overpowering fruity flavor overpowered any bitters. Malty.

M- Full body taste.

Overall: This was a very average Pale Ale, the citrus flavors made it nice to drink on a hot summer day.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Decent pale color has a very nice orange amber tint with a half inch of the foamy good stuff.

S - Smells pretty subdued but I do get a mild grain and slight pine profile. Farly sweet malts but also faint.

T - Not the best example of the style since it's kind of blah. The grain is there but doesn't do much for bitterness. Hops are there but only slightly pine like and not that great. I would say its passable.

M - Light to medium. Good body.

Overall I do have 3 more of these but to get them in a variety case for 26 bucks seems understandable for an average pale ale. Still cheap price is no excuse for cheap product.

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Photo of Beejay
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy an orange amber color, with a nice fluffy white head.

S: Nice pine aroma, and some subtle malt character.

T: A nice malt backbone, there is a little bit of hop flavor, mostly in the form of pine. But the hop character and and bitterness are fairly subdued.

M: Medium in feel with a good body. The carbonation is nice, and there is a touch of bitterness in the finish.

O: Overall nice, but not not very distinctive. Tasty, but forgettable.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Honey orange color with a small, bubbly, foamy, light, thin white head. Disappears fast leaving only a thin patch of lace.

S - Strong lemon and grapefruit aroma although it is more zest/rind than the juicy or pseudo-sweet aroma other IPAs have. A touch on the bitter side.

T - Starts with a strong bitter bite. This gives way to a strong, bitter lemon and grapefruit flavor. A faint bready malt background. Finishes more with the strongly bitter flavor.

M - Lighter body and fairly thin. Average carbonation. Somewhat drying finish.

D - Easy to drink although it is slightly unbalanced. Overall it is enjoyable to drink and I could have a couple in the night.

Notes: Not bad for a fairly cheap pale ale. It was slightly out of balance with the bitter citrus rind flavors. It was a refreshing summer beer and nice for a $10.99 12 pack of cans.

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Photo of mooselvlt
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A - Pours a clear, pale gold/amber color. Finger's worth of off white foam. Little retention with slight lacing

S - Malts & grain with a slight hint of hops in there, piney.

T - Just like the nose. Malts up front. Then a surprising amount of hop kick at the finish. I wasn't expecting the hops to be quite as prominent. Pretty darn good really.

M - Looking at it, I was expecting it to be very thin but again, a little surprised. Its actually more medium-bodied and has a nice slickness to it. Well carbonated too.

O - A really decent beer actually. Great, no. Good, yes. It does its job. I could see having a few of these this summer! Doesn't drain the wallet either! One of the better offerings fro Point I've had.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.33/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Point Cascade Pale Ale has a thin, off-white head and a clear, golden appearance with lots of streaming bubbles and minimal lacing. The aroma is mostly lightly-toasted barley malts and a trace of hop spiciness. Taste, however, is mostly hoppy and citrusy, but there is a good amount of bready maltiness, so one can say that this is a balanced pale ale. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Point Cascade Pale Ale finishes dry, crisp, and refreshing, with super drinkability. Overall, this is an excellent beer, and I think you should give it a try.


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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.95/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Stevens Point Cascade Ale

Pours a golden orange in color, small off white head forms and little lace. Cascade hops in the aroma, floral and somewhat citrusy. Faint hop flavors and caramel malt backing. Fairly bland, watery, carbonation is ok thin body. Nothing exciting.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.22/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clean orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, faint hops and a bit soapy. In the taste, small pine like hops and a bit minty even. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry, small hop in the aftertaste. OK, but eh! for a pale.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed gold in color, with a moderate head of white foam
Aroma-Faint citrus hop notes
Taste-Somewhat watered-down citrus hop flavor, like a grapefruit rind in a glass of water. Easy drinking, but not a pale ale to make you sit up and take notice. Would make a decent "starter" brew for a newbie craft beer drinker.

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Photo of sweett3k
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went to local establishment after work to try some new brews. First I had a this pale ale. I visited Stevens Point, Wisconsin about 5 years ago. Beautiful place! My dad always be careful when you are in Wiscon-S-I-N because of the last 3 letters. This pale ale is just O.K. nothing special and a bit water down. The waitress presented this beer with no head, little carbonation and a nice copper color. Very light smell of malt and hops. Same on the taste a little hops and sour very water down. Very light and crisp.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale bronze with thin white film. Orange and sour grain on the nose. Biscuit and honey malts with lemony Cascade hops. Thin, crisp and tingly.

Straight forward, easy drinking and a bit dull. Something with Cascade in the name should at least remind me, if not quite live up to, SNPA. Wouldn't turn it away if it were 85 degrees, but no reason to revisit.

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Photo of ballz50401
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Date code on bottle: 0101 (1-10-11)

Appearance: Crystal clear golden amber. Some foam, but doesn't last. Good carbonation.

Smell: Slightly citrus, grainy malt character.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Grainy, straight foward malt. Earthly hop character. Nice balance and carbonation. Meduim/light body, refreshing.

Drinkability: Good drinking beer. Balanced, crisp, and refreshing. Hoping for more cascade character and a cleaner tasting grain profile.

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Photo of lumberjerk
3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to glass. A clean and clear amber color.

Aroma is typical for the style. Not too heavy in any one direction.

As for taste, again, this one doesn't stray too far from the style. Hoppy and decently flavorful. Nothing standout, but not bad. Has a very sharp bite at the beginning of the sip.

Overall, middle of the road. Nothing I'd go out of my way to buy, but something I could have again.

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Photo of DKMonroe
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lately been through a smattering of DIPAs, and RISs and needed something a little more mellow. This one is a pretty good fit for what I was wanting. Color is a little darker than I would have thought, HUGE fast dissipating head. Smell of citrus very mild, low key. Taste of again the citrus and some bready malts. I like it.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up for a chili recipe that was made here at the house earlier this week. Had a few bottles left over from the 6-pack so I got a chance to see if this was worth putting in. It doesn't measure up to the other Pale Ale's that I've had but this went down pretty easily and was certainly not a bad beer to try.

This poured a light amber with a decent head and a good amount of lacing. There wasn't much of a hop presence here but it was there in the mouthfeel with light foral and citrus notes. Not a dry or a burning hop but just a slight amount of bitterness that lingered into the aftertaste. This was light in consistency as well but I didn't feel that it was watered-down or cheap. It may have been one of the easier Pale Ales that I've downed and would serve as a good introduction to the style for anyone that's never tried one.

When I looked on here, I was quite surprised that this had as much alcohol in it as it does. I could easily have a few in a sitting but this is not the type of Pale Ale that goes well with spicy or Mexican food. Rather, it's good on it's own but those laid-back times when you want to crack a beer open but want something above the BMC level. Once in a while, that's not a bad thing!

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Point Cascade Pale Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 439 ratings
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