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Great Dane Old Glory American Pale Ale
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The full flavor of American ascade hops pours out at you from every angle, the result of adding hops 5 different times to the brew, including "dry-hopping". An underlying, rich malt flavor supports the crisp and floral hop bitterness to produce a thirst-quenching, flavorful brew.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a hazy orange brown color. Head was thin, off white, and left some good lace. Attractive aroma of grapefruity hops, toffee, and malty caramel. Subdued hop bitterness up front with buttery caramel, toffee, and grapefruit flavors. This was my favorite of their offerings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 7, 2007
On tap.
Pours a cloudy amber with medium-thin white head and thin lacing. Aroma bursts with caramel suppoted by gentle citrus hops. Citrus is almost absent in the flavor at first, leaving an earthy, chalky, dry piney flavor. The grapefruit/citrus does start to come out as the beer warms but never provides (in my estimation) ideal balance against the bitter dryness. Still, this is a well-crafted beer that goes down with a medium-thick palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
(Tap) Pours a hazy light amber with almost no head. The well balanced medley of hops really awakens all of the senses. Some light citrus notes, and a underlying malty foundation. A solid APA. I’ll be back for some more of this!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2006
#931, On tap at the brewery while on a trip thanks to the University of Wisconsin. Hazy copper with no head, nose is hoppy and crisp. Taste is hoppy and fairly malty. Nice balance. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
On-tap the brewpub: A murky peachy orange with a soft medium capping of dirty tanned foam. Lacing is skimmpy and spotty. Aroma is soft, a slight sweetness of pale orange and some dulled toasted grain and dough. Slender, smooth taster with a firm roundedness of paled malt with a semi orangey jam mixed with bread dough. Tender and easy going with just a nudge of citrusy hoppyness playing a nice little undertone to it keeping it interesting. Firm, slightly toasty edge with its carbonation at first then fades some as it warms. Simple, low finish with only a whisp of citrus floating about the buds. Feel is just under a medium body, smooth, easy, tender, and semi fluffy in texture, the hazy color makes me come to the conclusion that its unfiltered, so the texture tends to give that impression as well. Not quite sure though and didn’t ask. More of an English style taste to it then APA that its labeled. Good either way ya drink it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Hazed, unfiltered and caramel orange in color with a lovely creamy white head laying on top. Citric oranges and sweet apricots rise up the nostrils with a fuzzy sugared trait. Inviting, soft, peach and strawberry cream cheese danishes bridge the nose to the mouth. Medium-to-lighter bodied with an ample amount of centennial supporting it. Strawberry crusted oat bunches come to fruition while husky rinds meander with qualities of peaches and apricots. Citric orange rinds and a touch of wheat flour hug the cusps on the way out. It’s a straight up APA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2006 Similar to SN Pale ale which is one of my favorites. I do need to to head out to this great Madison microbrewer and sample more beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2006
From a 64 oz. Great Dane growler, shared with a couple friends upon my return from Madison, sampled in a imperial pint glass. Made a good appearance, poured an orange hued bronze with a fluffy beige head that settled into a bubbly lacing, minimal amount of sticking, good carbonation. Had a sweet piney and citric rind nose with little leafy earthiness and caramelized maltiness at the edges. A crisp, hop textured and smooth fullish bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability. Fresh sweet piney and citric hop taste, a smooth rolling bitterness on the tongue, followed a touch of leafy tea earthy flavor, a caramelized maltiness fights to be tasted in the middle, a fight to balance the taste and dryish piney and malty finish with a little sour hoppiness lingering in the palate. I really enjoyed this APA from the Great Dane, another one of their brews that made wish I lived a lot close to Madison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Hop dominated cascade aroma,cloudy orange amber color, its all about the hops in the flavor also,citrus and pine with a malt backing that keeps this from being an IPA,a pleasing bitterness in the swallow surprisingly impressive

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
(01.20.06) On tap at the Horse & Plow, Kohler, WI. Clear amber hued ale having a large white long-lasting head with good lacing. Soft carbonation. . Slightly sour hoppy aromas. Medium bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness. Citrus and hop flavors. Finishes with light hop bitterness. Well-balanced. An exceptional drinkable hoppy American pale ale.


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