Ericular (678) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. A bit maltier than their lager, but still pretty safe, average, and run of the mill.
badgerben (4491) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold color with a small head. Very light aroma of floral hops. Mildly grainy flavor. Some herbalness. Slightly sweet finish.
HIGHB4LL (636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Party Time Liquor in Spearfish. Appearance: 1 finger white head, clear straw yellow, head does not last. Aroma: biscuits, rice, floral, light grassy. Palate: light body, average carbonation, sticky texture. Taste: light sweet wheat, and malt, into a very faint bitter. Overall, very drinkable and refreshing, but not a very amazing beer aside from that.
jmagnus87 (2548) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, dark yellow with minimal head. Aroma is slightly twangy with a little citrus. Loads of grains and a bit of malt. Taste is light bitter and follows aroma. A little more citrus here. Light bodied with a slightly creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Nothing too crazy or extreme, but drinkable.
Block (1481) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale, smooth, and a good summer beer. Just as expected , light and grassy. A sweet finish.
SODAK14 (293) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very drinkable beer with no bad qualities but nothing that makes it stands out either. That being said it is an above average brew. I wonít mind paying a reasonable premium for this veteran owned brewery who employs vets. A disclaimer: Iím a vet too.
BVery (6833) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Slightly murky light golden pour with a white head. Mild aroma and taste of cracker and wheat. A little hop bite later in the taste, but overall pretty dull.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle] Straw colored pour with a fizzy white head. Not much lacing. Nose is of cereal grains and light floral notes. Taste is of cracker, light bread, some honey, light green apple notes and residual sugars. Light oxidation seems to be present. Better than their other beer.
Lemke10 (811) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pours a slightly hazy, yellow color with a foamy white head. The aroma is mild with the summer aroma of wheat and citrus. The taste is smooth and easy drinking. Simple grain, wheat, and citrus flavors quench the palette. Nothing special by any stretch of the imagination but it is smooth and easy to drink for a beginning beer drinker. Leaves a slight lingering dry, grain after taste
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought as a single: Pours a clean golden hue with a fading head and some lacework. The aroma is juicier than expected with melons, grapefruit and some pear esters along with biscuity and bready malts. There is a touch of soapy notes that does distract some. The taste is a mild fruit and acidic nature with little actual bitterness. Very bland on the palate with a short finish. Really needs more bitterness IMO. Additionally just like the lager, needs a bit more snap on the mouth feel. Lively enough but not refreshing enough. Overall it is what I would expected, a very 1980ís styled Pale Ale and not what the current market offers. Yep, it is nothing more than a gimmick which makes this veteran sad.