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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Regionally grown American pale malt is blended with rich European malts to produce a lighter bodied beer, bright in color, with a taught white head that keeps track of time as you sip. Then there are the hops – four pounds per barrel to be exact. Willamettes, Cascades, CTZ and Summits give this brew a citrus punch and spicy character that greets you in the nose and embraces your mouth with a clean, crisp bitterness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Dark gold color with a small head. Light citrus (mostly orange) aroma with some pine. Orange, pine and caramel flavor. Probably the perfect APA example from a Minnesota brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1030) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at a local brewpub. Phenomenal beer. My favorite so far from this brewery. I’m no style expert - but this has got to be close to an IPA rather than an American Pale Ale. The hops are very prominent in taste and smell - and that is a very good thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (778) - - DEC 15, 2012
Cloudy orangepour with nearly 3 fingers of head. Like the way this laced down the glass. Citrus hops in the aroma, Pine, lemon, slightly spicy. Lemon, Grapefruit and pine up front, fairly bitter, *very* slight bready malt backbone but this is dominated by the hops - and it works! Medium body. Very sessionable - I could have 1 or 10 in a sitting. Nice first impression from an up and coming brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1922) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Can: medium gold pour iwth a thin white head. aroma is nice orange zest citrus and lighter herbal/resinous hop under that. Flavour is Orange and grapefruit, slight pithy lingering bitterness over biscuity malt. BIt minerally in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1975) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Can. Dark tan pour, little bit of lasting carbonation and an aroma of slightly orange citrus hops. Flavor is also slightly citrusy herbal bitter hops and very crisp on the finish. Nice pale ale, will definitely be picking this up again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
12 oz can purchased at Zipp’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota and gifted to me by Tim. Canned on 10/28/12 according to the sticker on the six pack holder. Pours hazy golden with a strong thick head. The head leaves behind nice lacing. Aroma is nicely clean hops, the hops are slightly sweet and a mix of bright citrus and light pine. Fresh, clean and nice. Flavor follows suit with a nice sweet grapefruit peaking through a light bubblegum hoppiness. Has a medium bitterness. Malt... what malt? The palate is light bodied with ample carbonation. Nice hop drink, I would like a bit less bitterness and a little more of that grapefruit. Poured into an 8oz mini nonic, thanks Tim.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dangeruss (22) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
The smell is just wonderful. But then you take a sip and you feel the hops hitting the taste buds and you just sit back and enjoy the ride. Good thing it is called Day Tripper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3903) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2012
12 ounce can thanks to khoffman43. Big agressive nose. Wow. Much more agressive than what you’d expect from an APA. But bitter nose balanced more by bitter, but too bitter, taste. Grapefruit dominates. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (561) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
TAP: Orange gold pour with white head that leaves great lacing and lasts. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is bitter and medium bodied. Mouthfeel is light.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
0.33 l can, thanks Will & Johannes! Hazy copper color. Firm hop aroma with lemon, pine, black pepper and herbal dank. Bitter, citrusy and nutty flavor with lemon, pine and black pepper. Hard minerally bitterness in finish. Really good aroma, finish could be softer.


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