RateBeer
Home >

Northbound Smokehouse Light Rail Pale Ale

overall
61
47
style

bottled
available

on tap
common

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a lightbodied, hop-forward pale ale. Copious amounts of Cascade hops late in the brewing process, and another huge dry hop addition in the fermenter will remind craft beer lovers what they love about this style. The intense hop aroma will make you think IPA, but the bitterness is dialed back to showcase the characteristics of this classic hop variety.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (1948) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
A light but nicely hoppy APA. Not crazy bitter but still a tasty little beer on tap at Northbound Mpls.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some grass, orange peel, and pine into some hints of yeast, grainy notes in there, pretty standard. Taste is a mix of grain, biscuit, bread, hints of earth, slight grass, orange, hints of pine, finishing bitter, slightly dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1458) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
A nice pale ale. Soapy and hoppy aromas. A murky orange pour. Nice citrus sweetness. Hop finish. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Nose was underwhelming, palate reveals a very drinkable smooth pale ale. More of an everyday beer with some citrus hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Sampled on tap at Northbound. Pours a golden color with white head. Citrus, light hoppy flavors. Alright.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Medium tan pour, light head and a mildly hoppy orange aroma. Flavor was nice crisp biscuity orange & hops, a little herbal and nice and dry/bitter on the aftertaste. Solid pale ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Sample at APN. Pour is a bright yellow with white head. Earthy malts and some hops. Pretty average.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951 (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Had it on tap at Northbound Brewery in Minneapolis! This is the one from Northbound, a great hop sweet aroma and a light golden hue and good head :) Delicious hop taste with a cascade sweet hop underlying flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (346) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Northbound Brewpub. Light orange color with a thin white head. Less hop aroma than advertised, but full hop taste with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft. Small white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit/earthy, light lime. Light-medium body, low carbonation.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50