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RATINGS: 160   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


Awktoberfest's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (315) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (593) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours a very hazy dark orange with big off white frothy head. Grapefruit, hay, caramel on the nose. Very smooth with light carbonation, sweet caramel notes through to the finish. Hints of grassy hops without too much bitterness. Very well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
Thanks to Chris for bringing this bottle over! Smooth fresh nose. The beer starts very floral, intense bitter-floral with a nice slight malty body. The mainpart is a bit sharp-bitter, great floralness, smooth, easy to drink with deepness. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1707) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
Thanks to erzengel!! Pours a clear drop golf color with a light tan head. The smell is citrus, mild malt. The taste is fruit, citrus, some bitterness. Light+ body with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HughConway (805) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12oz bottle. Notch is maybe late July? Pours copper, offwhite head. Pine grass aroma, taste is big and hop bitter grass. Not a huge body. Nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6978) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW. Notch in the bottle indicates June. Entirely hazy amber color. Thin khaki head. Leaves decent, thicker ridges of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, tingly, kind of crisp lightly soft moderate strength carbonation. Light dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Mild caramel malt, kind of spicy. Piney hop. Pretty solid, enjoyable lighter-bodied IPA. Good bitterness, good bigger piney hop. A little 1-dimensional, but solid. Enjoyed with my sandwich, not really sold on the pairing though. As it goes, it drags a bit, loses it’s luster, but never becomes disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (469) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Looks like a hazy sweet tea. Has a small white ring. Aroma of citrus rinds, fruit esters, caramel and toffee. Citrus rinds , caramel, earth, and tobacco hit the palate. It’s a weird mix, but oddly interesting. Not great not horrible just ehh

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (636) - Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with thin white head. Nose and taste are mostly malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2291) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2014
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Deep amber color, long 1/2" ivory head, strings of lace. Taste is clear malt that grows a little sweeter in the palate, then suddenly has pine hops dropped on top of it, pretty much obliterating everything. An unusual balance, a little off, but then again, I keep drinking it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brentv (403) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at the Millstream pub in the Amana Colonies. Near clear orange amber color with slight white head. Aroma is citrus and light malts. Taste has citrus, caramel, balanced toward the hops but not too bitter.


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