mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straight from the can on the run. Maybe itís because I had Alpha King the other day - but this isnít my favorite APA.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. FIltered tan-orange with a creamy off-white head. Bright golden malt and noble hop aroma, some earthy citrus too. Really well balanced, leaning towards the fresh doughy malt tones, but still has a respectable hop balance. Tame and sort of standard, but drinkable and enjoyable too. Has a similar mouthfeel and subdued Canadian/English character to the other Keweenaw beers Iíve had.
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can 11/28/12 (Soo Corner Store)-43į in Shaker-Pours a medium golden with a small off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of the same with more citrus and hops coming out. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and exceeded my expectations.
BrownALEx (282) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clean golden color. One and a half finger head. Leaves some good lacing as the beer goes down. Taste is malty and juicy. Nice hop flavor for a pale ale. Palate starts out malty and finishes with a nice juicy burst. Very good beer. Best one Iíve had from Keweenaw so far. Well done.
portableparty (1956) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can. Pours hazy light amber with a nice foamy sudsy off white head that settles and shows decent sticky lacing. Aroma has a gentle malt caramel note and the hops shoe them self well with a good bitterness and earthy floral notes. Taste is pretty bitter with biting citrus floral dry hops and rounded off with a nice malt backbone. Palate is medium and somewhat chewy and finishes dry. This is really a decent Pale Ale from a can and its not overpriced $6.99 like many of the newer breweries that are selling six packs for $9.99
dekester1 (325) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on tap at Keweenaw Brewer in Houghton. Appeared as a clear, light gold with a light head. Aroma was of malts and pear-like hops. Taste was slightly malty upfront with a nice pear-tasting moderate to strong hop finish, although bitterness was low. Palate was decent. I am not big pale ale fan, but this one I could work with.
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden orange color with not much head. Smells sweet, lots of pale malt. Also getting caramel, flowers, grass, and some light fruit. Taste is a tad too sweet, overpowers the slight bitterness. Good flavor though, lots of sweet malt to go with the floral and fruity hops. Finish has a slight stale taste but not bad. The malt and fruit lingers a while. Overall its pretty good but there are a few flaws. I would probably drink again though.
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Poured a clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good can beer.
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Can. Thanks Sean! Leafy green minty aroma. Flavors bring me home. Thereís a distinct yeast, mineral, and malt character underneath all Keweenaw beers. Some might point to fermentation flaws, but Iím really appreciating the unique blend for reminding me of the beers from home. Even the hop use is distinct, with a slightly metallic and grassy finish. This gets a little estery and cereal-grain focused in the middle, but maintains some hoppy Pale Ale-ness.
BigBeer45 (1273) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a can,
this ale had a clear orange-copper pour with a little burnt orange, it had an approximate one finger head of white bubbles that receded, this beer left some small spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass,
there were aromas of toasted malt and bread, some bread sweetness and a bit of cake like sweetness with faint hops,
and flavors were light toasted malt, bread, some malt and bread sweetness with a less than medium hop bitterness,
the finish had more hop bitterness than I would expect,
the mouth feel was less than medium with a little creaminess on the palate,
an ok drink.