Skyview (5543) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewery taproom in Excelsior, Minnesota. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored ale with a thick off-white head that has some excellent retention and leaves behind lots of lacing. Aroma of both fruity and citrus hops, a hint of caramel and a touch of pear. taste is medium to full bodied, lots of character depending on the temperature. At cold flavors tends to be citrusy and crisp with flavors of mostly hops and a hint of caramel. Bring up to room temperature and you may detect some tropical and floral hops followed by a short lived bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet, a sharp bitterness then some fruity notes aftertaste. Typical character of Glacier and Magnum hops and XLCR Pale Ale has that. A borderline ale profile somewhere between an American Pale Ale and American West Coast IPA. Could see this as a flagship product for Excelsior.
lweiberg (137) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2016
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A very fine beer to drink. Choice hops. Light on the plate. Could drink a many them.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear light gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is lightly citrusy and fruity hops with a minimal malt impact. The flavor is pretty bland, very minimal hop flavor and bitterness levels. Light, slightly bready pale malt base, a slight graininess on the finish. Light bodied and thin with fizzy carbonation. Pretty bland and boring stuff.
johnnymusky (876) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
weird taste...lots of corn flavor...i do not care of this...glad it was a sample...(#444)
VeinAle (134) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours the way you want your APA. Smells great, with a smooth hop grassy oral experience. Balanced sweetness and bitterness deliver a well rounded effort here.
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and floral. Taste is caramel and citrus.
Obfuscate (467) - Minneapolis, - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking pale ale with slight hop bitterness. Gets a little grainy as it warms. I can see this as a decent bar beer with some food. Drink um cold.
badgerben (4852) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a small head. Very light piney hop aroma. Strong grainy flavor. Rough bitterness. Fairly full bodied. Some heavier Noble vegetal hop flavor as it warms.
bookman10 (930) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, dark copper, with almost no head. Some floral notes in the aroma a flavor, but the malt and grain both are much more pronounced. I have to say this was kind of underwhelming.
Ericular (953) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean, fleeting taste. President of Excelsior Brewing talked about their goal of approachable beers. This brew fulfills their philosophy, and could appeal well as an all-purpose ale accessible by all levels of beer fans. Muted and safe, but I think that was the point.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus nose. Pretty balanced brew. Kinda muted in a sense. Ok to put back a couple but nothing crazy.