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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Clear golden pour with a smallish white head. Aroma was only a bit piney which is not very common for the style. Mild bitterness and well balanced malt backbone. Nice citric finish. I thought this was an APA and frankly it is a much better APA than IPA an my honest opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 A little bitter with ok fruit note and dryness and fairly light body with plenty of carbonation. ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Light amber with an off white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Some malt sweetness for balance. Nice lacing. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Not sure I’d call this an IPA, but whatever. An all-around pleasant beer, with a primarily citric hop aroma that seem more earthy in the flavor. Seemed to have a lively body, but mine might have been shaken up a bit. Nice toffee, caramel malt flavors, finishing nicely bitter. Fresh, well-made; straightforward and pretty good but not too special in any way -- just a nice drink overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5672) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2006
Also bottled under Svea verses Pangaea. Lightly hazed light copper color with a diminished off white head. Earthy malt and hops aromas, with a touch of strength. A light herbal and floral component. Light honey and malt sweetness abounds. A nice balance of light pine and citric hops. Likely more a american pale than an IPA, but a nice balance malt and hops ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4888) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Copper color with a head that looks like spotty white mold, but in a nice way. Earthy hop aroma. The taste is very simple English hops with a moderate malt backbone. Dry and bitter finish. Simple and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Bought this one in Madison. The body is medium orange with a dense white head. The aroma is citrus and caramel along with some walnuts. There is also some soapy socks. The taste has some light toffee and some walnuts. There is also some grapefruit in the finish. A decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper with small white head. Smells of citrus hops with a little bit of tartness. Big bitter up front--not hoppy, just bitter--with a sweet, malty biscuit aftertaste. Not phenomenal--just average..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Bottled at Mission Grille in Sister Bay, WI. This is contract-brewed by Sand Creek Brewing Co. Clear golden pour with a short, but well-retained white head. Aroma had a solid amount of citrus and pine hoppiness, yet contained a subtle berry-like sweetness. Nice and bitter as well as slightly oily on the palate. Well-balanced malt backbone. Bitter citrus finish. Nicely hopped for the flavor, too, with some sweet caramel malts. Crisp and refreshing... nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
This was only a decent pale ale. I was not as happy with this beer as some of the others in the style.

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