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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Brewed to drink long winter sessions of our favorite card game. Extensive dry hopping combined with a formidable malt bill creates the hoppiest beer in Redwood County!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12oz bottle. I wouldn’t have associated sheep with an APA, more of a Bock or Scottish Ale thing..whatever....this doesn’t really fit in a style, something like an APA and an American Strong Ale combined. Orange-copper filtered body, thin off-white head. Mild and respectable soapy pine hop aroma. A pretty balanced creature, with big, yet mellow malt tones which plant the hops firmly in the backseat. Some fruity notes, could be amber malt, but maybe just the yeast. Pretty enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1725) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with foamy head. Some mild hop aroma. Flavor is hops but well balanced. Abv is well hidden. Nice APA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Clear amber pour with a very small off-white head. Piney hop aroma with some very light licorice notes. Taste is a blend of citrus hops and sweet malt with a faint smoky taste. Hides the ABV quite well. Pretty decent APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and basil. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2009
On cask for Firkin Fest at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul 09. Had a medium pour with a good malt character accompanied with medium hops. It was a bit big to be a pale ale malt-wise but I guess the hops didn’t kick it into IPA mode. Pretty good brew overall.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2009
In the bottle from HyVee CB. Pours an orange amber with an off-white medium head. The aroma is the best part of this beer- lots of chocolate oranges as though this is going to be an Impy. But wait, the taste does not back up this tempting thick scent. A fairly good APA with a nice sweet malt thickness, but it is not over the top in nature. I like it and hope to try it on tap.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Pours copper with a thin tan head. Smells of caramel, some earth, tea, spice. Tastes resiny and sticky sweet with some earthiness on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle pours copper gold with small head and some residual sheets. The aroma is quite fruity, almost surprisingly fruity, cookies, and some floral stuff. The flavor is nicely bitter, malty, fruity, and quite decent actually with a rather substantial palate. I’m pleased.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (795) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Pours a hazy golden-orange color with medium foamy white head. Strong earthy, piney hops aroma. Hops definitely dominate the flavor but it’s balanced nicely with some sweet and citrusy maltiness. Notes of orange, grapefruit, piney cascade hops, grassy floral hops, and some sweet cereal malts. Long hoppy finish. This is better than expected; much more complex and a fuller mouthfeel. Very good ale from Brau Bros.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3464) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
12oz bottle as an extra in a trade with deliriumfest on BA. Pours a hazy golden-copper color with a one-finger white head. Aroma is really nice - lots of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango) and orange, somewhat hoppy, along with sweet caramel malt. Flavor is also good but not quite as smooth as I hoped from the aroma. Tropical fruits are in there, pineapple mostly, as well as orange and grapefruit. Sweet caramel malt and pale malt balance, along with some noticeable booze (wow, this is 7.7% I see now!). Medium-bodied and just a little boozy for the style with average carbonation and some hop oils. Overall a pretty solid pale ale.


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