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RATINGS: 157   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3268) - 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 (2108) - 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 (503) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter orange with a short, tight-bubbled eggshell head. The aroma picked up biscuity malts and orange meat with citrus and grassy hop accents.. soft and well-balanced. The flavor found biscuit and bready malts with light citrus and grassy bitterness plus a fair amount of graininess around.. finished with sweet and bitter orange plus residual biscuit. Light-medium bodied with filling carbonation on the palate.. the carbo kept it from flowing smoothly at times.. overall a solid drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7403) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Big specialty malt presence. Hops are mainly c hops making it a stereotypical but decent pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2012
December 7, 2012 bottle at client holiday party. Light orange pour. Citrus and sweet malt in aroma. Taste was same with odd bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12oz bottle-lt tan-amber. A-soft pine, lt/med malt-caramel. T-pine hops, lt/med malt-caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber body with a fizzy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Strong raw grain aroma with notes of herbs, earth and a hint of pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Taste of husky grain, citrus, orange, tart apple. The sweetness dries out in the finish. Average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2012
I enjoyed the brew a lot for an IPA usually not my style. I have to agree with the commercial description for this beer that American IPAs are becoming hop monsters and this beer was nicely balanced. I poured it into my Lion stout tulip glass this produced a dark copper colored beer with a small, quickly dissipating 2 finger head. There was good lacing throughout the sampling. Aroma consisted of light citrus hops and a very strong malt. The taste was dominated by malts up front and then a very slight hop bitterness. I glad that I have four more to drink.


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