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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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In 1842, the first hop farms appeared in Sauk County. The heart of the hops boom was in Kilbourn City (now Wisconsin Dells).This medium-bodied amber ale has a pleasant hoppy flavor & aroma. Locally grown hops are harvested from Brownie Zinkeís Hop Farm & are used to create this one-of-a-kind ale.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hero27 (19) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2006
On-tap @ the Brewpub. Amber color. The fresh hop aroma you get right off the bat is great, and I was told all the hops used are locally grown...nice. A solid use of caramel malts, but the hops take over from there and lead to a great, smooth brew that is certainly hop-driven. I asked the bartender if there were any plans to bottle their beers in the near future, and he actually said they are planning to bottle the Kilbourn Hop Ale soon. Assuming thatís done, itíll start very local for sure, but itíd be nice to see this one out in stores for more people to try. Overall impression..this is a very good, hoppy pale ale. You canít stop at this place and not try this one.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4696) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Aroma is strong kiwi/tropical fruit and a hint of fruit/fruit candy. The flavor is tropical fruit, mild hop resin, malts and a bitter/slightly tangy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9146) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Berry-apple, caramel malt, and orange peel aroma. Amber with large off-white head. Sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Body a bit light. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5002) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle: Pours cloudy brown with a small beige head. Caramel, mild piney aroma. Taste is soft, piney hops over caramel malt. Very pleasant to drink, nice flavour and decent body. Iíd call it an APA, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1827) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Liquor Central in the Dells. Hazy orange amber pour with a bit of a foamy orange head. Aroma has sweet caramel, pine and citrus. Taste is of sweet caramelly malt, pineapple, pine and light resin. Medium bodied and chewy. Finishes more bitter than sweet, and quite rough. Homebrew-ish but reasonably solid in a caramel-hoppy way. 12.9

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fatguys (75) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2015
Amber ale in name only - itís an American pale ale with a dash of caramel malt for color. Hop-forward with notes of juniper and a touch of flowers. A bit watery but tasty, sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vir4030 (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Cloudy amber thick brown head. Dry hoppy water aroma. Flavor watery hoppy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at restaurant and brewery, pours a clear dark amber orange with a creamy white head and quite a bit of lacing, the aroma has a decent amount of hops and citrus that come through with a malt backing, the flavor has a nice citrus and fruit hop at first with a caramel and malt finish, well balanced, actually pretty good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3545) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
10 Pointer Sampler 6/25/14 (Moosejaw)-Pours amber with a small head. Aroma of hops, malt, and citrus. Taste of the same with more hops. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and one of the better one so far.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2380) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
S nice hoppy beer. Strong vegetal hop presence. Weeds. Not much of a malt backbone. This one is all about the hops

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffbigD (116) - - MAY 30, 2014
A smooth ale with a good amount of hops. Leaves the pallet thriving for more. A definite recommended ale.


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