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Northbound Smokehouse Light Rail Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2016
5oz sampler at the source during the end of summer trip to the Cities. Shrug? Light tangy some citrus. Nothing offensive, but nothing to recommend. 12.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, thick creamy head. Floral aroma. Taste has lightly bitter fruit. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Keg @ Northbound. Hazy gold with a small head. Nose is pretty sweet. Pine cone and caramelized brown sugar. Sweet Orange and citrus. Flavor is sticky sweet. Caramel and Orange sherbet. Some oniony bitterness on the finish. A touch fat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Yellow color with a small head. Solid aroma of pine and citrus. Hits the classic APA notes: light dank, pine, orange. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft sampler pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, herbs and citrus. Taste is citrus and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dome sweet citrus and grass with an earthy grain backbone. Flavor has more of a grassy note with a bit of pine and a grain backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1088) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
On draft. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma has a nice hop aroma. Taste is hoppy but balanced. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3249) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2648) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
A nice pale ale. Soapy and hoppy aromas. A murky orange pour. Nice citrus sweetness. Hop finish. Nice.

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