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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Lilja’s Pulling Boat Pale Ale is hand-crafted using a variety of choice American two-row malted barley and Cascade hops grown in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. Under strictly controlled conditions, the boiling wort is force-cooled and fermented using a selected and pure strain of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, a top-fermenting brewing yeast. After several days of fermentation at 66-68 degrees Fahrenheit, the wort is now ale. Before bottling, the ale is filtered and cold-conditioned to insure quality and freshness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Thick amber with a small quickly dissipating tan head. Bread, caramel and citrus on the aroma, but the mix seems a bit off. Flavors don’t translate over to the taste very well as all I get is burnt hops and malt that lead to a medium bitter finish. Somewhat watery and grainy. Ok at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color, significant off-white head. Aroma was slightly hoppy, some citrus notes. Flavor was mediocre, it was somewhat hoppy but not enough for me. Quite a bit of malt flavor, which seemed unbalanced for an APA. Not terrible, but I wouldn’t try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
meisterbrauMHB (69) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2008
This beer appears cloudy with malty/ hoppy aroma. I was expecting some bitterness, but that was absent. It has a nice, clean, somewhat fruity tart flavor that reminded me of grapefruit. Finishes well. Would try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle, labeled “Svea Lilja’s Pulling Boat Pale Ale.” Aroma of honey, sweet cream, apricot, apple, butter, and pomegranate. Pours a hazy, effervescent dark gold with a small amount of beige head. Yeasty, hops-dominated, fruity taste. Cream, pear, apricot, melon, and red apple flavors. Crisp finish. Light to medium body. Lively on the palate. Refreshing. Pulling Boat Pale Ale is an interesting beer, and I had a tough time putting my finger on some of the flavors. It makes for a solid summer refresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2008
This brew pours a light golden colour with a medium sized white head. aromas of faint pine and soft hops. A little unbalanced in my opinion, sweeter then normal for an APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Three Cellars in St Francis, Wisconsin. Pours a hazy orange/amber brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that has some thick retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, some citrus zest, lemon juice, a touch of toffee and pear skin. Taste is medium bodied with more carbonation to fizz yer inners. Flavor of sour pear, some caramel malt, lemon zest and orange peel. Finish is slightly sour, fizzy with a distinct metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Fairly timid APA...light grapefruit citrusy notes on top of some boring pale malt sweetness. Not much in the way of carbonation or mouthfeell to excite. This one is not their best effort.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopdog (11527) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with CaptainCougar (thanks!). Poured a medium and lightly hazy orangish color with a large sized off white head. Heavy grainy aroma with some citrus and toasted caramel. Tastes of the same. Lively and over carbonated body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Not sure why many reviews are calling this an IPA when the brewer makes both, although the labels are the same except for the bottom name. Pours a medium hazy oak color with a small head with small bubbles. Aroma is more English like with the english hops and caramel malts. Not too sweet and very drinkable. Reminds me obviiously of Sand Creeks English Special beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Very underwhelming for the type, but actually a decent beer and very sessionable. just not an APA -- more of a hoppy lager ;)

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