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RATINGS: 164   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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gmku (295) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2012
On tap at the Millstream Brewing Company beer garden. Maybe it was the fresh pour from the tap, or maybe it was the weather, or something like that, but I really enjoyed this on my recent Sunday visit to the Amana Colonies. So this is a relabelled version of Warsh Pail? It seems better to me, a fuller body, fuller mouthfeel, and more hops. The body is medium copper colored with a light khaki head. The aroma has some just-sliced grapefruit and light bread crust. There is also some nutty character. The taste has some out-of-the-oven bread crust with some light orange peels behind that. Very quaffable and quite likeable, a decent ale from Germans in Iowa.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (452) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
bottle from Dave...thx man...ok ipa not great not bad...drinkable but not one to search out....(#447)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
briandwagner (19) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
A half decent IPA from my home state. Has a nice earthy taste but not well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2275) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pleasant nose with hints of hops and caramel. Murky dark Amber body with a lasting white layer of head. Mouthfeel is a little overly effervescent from carbonation but the flavor is good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3283) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Lotta cred. Soft breach doughy caramel. Some resin grapefruit. Not the highest boost. Dry. Fj e.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (736) - 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 (4893) - 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 (1956) - 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 (10640) - 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 (828) - 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 (7935) - 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.


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