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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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In late summer, the grassy banks of the Madison River are jumping with grasshoppers. At Madison River Brewing Company we are always jumping at the chance to make another batch of Hopper Pale Ale. Four different barley malts lend a rich amber color and create a backdrop to showcase the distinctive citrus-like flavor and floral aroma of hops harvested in the Pacific Northwest. Get Hooked on Hopper Pale Ale!


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - FEB 28, 2013
pours a dark goldenwith no head. This pale ale is plain, watered down withs some tastes of hops and light bitterness and slightly grassy.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - DEC 13, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance-The beer is served a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready and caramel smell mixed with some lighter hop aromas of a pine and citrus grapefruit nature. There is a little bit of a grassy smell as well as a light earthy smell which round out the aroma. Taste The taste begins with a somewhat drier bready and biscuit taste mixed with a decent showing of a citrus hop taste. The citrus gains a little bit of strength as the taste moves forward, with other lighter hop tastes of pine and an earthy nature coming to the tongue as the taste moves toward the end. Along with the hop, comes a little bit of a fruity taste with some peach and apple coming to the tongue. In the end, with the newly arrived hop and fruit, one is left with a middle range hopped and moderate bodied pale ale flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The body was fairly appropriate for the style, but a little higher carbonation may have been slightly better, as it would have been nice for the blend of modest hop and malt which constitutes the flavor profile of the beer. Overall- A decent pale ale, but nothing all that out of the ordinary. Decent, but more or less average overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
[Bottle] Bright amber colored pour with a small but solid head. Floral and piney hop aromas. Citrus, pine needles, biscuits, bread and lemongrass in the taste. Finishes dry and grainy. More pine notes come out as the beer warms. Average body. An easy drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a thin off white head. The aroma offers up malts, a bit of caramel malts and then faint spicy to slightly pine like malt sweetened hops. The taste starts with a mix of malts, modest pine hops, caramel malts and then some floral hops. It gets faintly earthy and spicy and dank before a whisper of floral hops bump those aside. It ends with a light roasted malt dryness as well as vague hop bitterness and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from Yellowstone General Store at Old Faithful. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is roasty caramel with some citrus and floral. Med body. Flavor pretty much matches aroma. Pretty good APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1080) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Grapefruit, pine, pepper, and mold...kind of like Penicillium candidum, the mold you get on the outside of Brie. A clear light copper with a frothy white head. Grapefruit, orange, pine, celery...lots of hops; some nice light malt here as well. Im rather enjoying this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
This is a pretty decent pale ale. Very light and fresh tasting. Mild grassy hops with a smidgeon of pine at the end. Picked this up in Sheridan, WY in 2013.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RealChiSpise (4) - Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
12 oz. bottle in a tulip, white head that dissipates, its a rainy day here so some nice condensation on the glass, this pour looks money. Hoppy nose, catching grassy floral notes. Taste light sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, bitter. Im left tasting the hops, and slight caramel malt. Glad I picked up this beer in Wyo before heading home. Hooked on the hopper.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3160) - Montana, USA - AUG 24, 2013
On tap. Clear amber with a strong white top. Nose of malts and biscuit. Taste is biscuit and a hint of fruit.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Pours a tiny off white head that quickly dissipates. Mild lacing. Color is a cloudy copper with moderate carbonation present. Aroma: lovely combination of piney, floral, and tangerine hops with a sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel: fairly light and frothy with a quite dry finish. Flavor: a sweet, yeasty caramel leads the opening and middle of this brew. The citrus and piney hops take over from the middle through the finish. There is some warming alcohol in the throat as it goes down. Overall: This is a most excellent ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3519) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Probably not fresh, unfortunately. Pours clear orange amber, medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is a bit stale, malty, caramel, cardboard. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body.


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