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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Pale Ale's on the coasts of this country are turning into hoppy monsters, but our beer is more mild, and about balance. It has enough bitterness to match the maltiness provided by the pale malt base. It gets its citrus zing from extensive dry-hopping with Cascade hops. This beer was first made in a few small test batches in 2003. The response was so incredibly positive, that it has worked it’s way into a year round beer. A hoppy IPA in the central plains... how exciting!

O.G. 15.2° Plato F.G. 4.8° Plato
43 IBU
9 SRM
100% Briess Malt
Pale Ale Base Malt, Munich 20, Caramel 40L, Wheat, Carapils, and Victory Northern Brewer, Cascade, and Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at CID airport tap house. Pour is almost clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is light chemical and soft hop notes up front with a light caramel malt note. Flavor also with light chemical, faint hop, and the same light, off tarty fruit taste of the octoberfest. Definitely a line problem here; or maybe a problem of too much detergent in the glass cleaning. I don’t know what it is, but it’s not right. I will have to revisit this later.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12oz bottle 9/29/13 (Hy-Vee Cedar Rapids)-40° in Shaker-Pours a murky orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Taste of hops, malt, and citrus. This medium bodied brew is not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (289) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Nothing blows me away... Just a pale...would be awesome on a hot day at the brewery in Amana ...but here on Illinois it's just ok ... Drinkable but in no way memorable...in no way ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6588) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
12 oz bottle. M. From Iowa. A big thank you to John M.
Clear amber colour with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Fruity and tea like hops, moderate bitterness and sweet malt in the great aroma. The flavour is even better. Very tasty. A lot of hoppy bitterness, herbal notes and sweetish malt. Balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
triplehopped (37) - - AUG 13, 2013
On tap, clear amber with a small white head and a very light lace. Aroma is heavy on citrus. Medium bodied and oily with average carbonation. Taste is medium bitter and finished much the same. Overall, a beginners pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Hazy amber pour - thick, soapy lace - juicy, resinous cascade nose, with a lightly bready malt base underneath - simple aroma, but pleasant - fairly creamy mouthfeel - flavor is fairly acidic and quite husky and dirty - bitter grapefruit rind and other bitter citrus notes - light woodiness - mild metallic notes - finish of lingering huskiness and some caramel and toasty Munich malt notes, which seem very out of place in this style - not all that enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Gardiner MT. Pours amber with a thick off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of biscuit and some grass and butterscotch. Is this really an IPA?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Fresh cut grass, earthy, hoppy aromas. Grassy, earthy, hoppy flavors, with a nice caramel backbone. I think this is a nice pale ale. I don’t know that I would consider it an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerKurve (493) - - FEB 15, 2013
Dark hazy orange with a brownish head. Smell has a moderate piney hop. citrus and yeasty smell. Taste has a malty piney hop taste along with some yeasty notes and a dry resin aftertaste. Palate is a bit on the watery side but also has some mild carbonation. It’s a good beer, considering I only paid a dollar for it.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
herkyfan69 (7) - - DEC 27, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 Bottle poured into glass. Poured a nice auburn with a off white very light brown bubbly head. Smell is orange citrus with malty, hoppy, grassy notes. Light biscuit with minimal citrus taste. Definitely getting the hops towards the back of the mouth. Overall an easy drinking light to medium body ale that I would try again.


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