mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Deep, slightly hazy copper color with a nice white head. Aroma and flavor are dominated by hops with a bitter finish and hints of caramel and grape fruit. Chalice (11) - Oneida, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Cloudy pale ale tastes like an IPA. Hops fade quickly to malt and caramel flavoe tones. Nice mouth feel. A well made brew with a slighly strange finish madvike (3260) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle - Pours clear yellow amber with a small foamy white head. Grassy and herbal on the nose, with a bit of lemongrass. Real clean and understated with the hops. Bready malt with a bit of grassy hops coming out through the finish. A touch of metal distracts, and a bit of syrupy caramel rears its head. Biting carbonation really takes away from the taste. It’s too bad--this started out great, until it actually went in the mouth. djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2013
Poured from bottle. Clear yellow with thick creamy head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is sweet treat and bread, vanilla, slight lemon zest. Taste is lemon, pine bitterness, Bready sweet body, caramel, pine on the finish. twindadplus2 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Dark amber with a slight haze and a medium sized, foamy head. Aroma is kind of a musty, floral scent. Flavor is earthy perfume and a bitter backbone with a smooth finish. A little different from most APA’s but not bad.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 I retried this one, and it’s pretty solid. Good balance of malt and hoppiness. Quite drinkable. brewmaster55 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Not a hoppy Pale Ale just as it states. Wasn’t bad, nor was it great. Lack of Hops is a big turn off for a beer in the Pale Ale style if you ask me. Has an odd aftertaste that stays on the palate for much longer than most. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Hazy golden yellow with a medium quickly fading off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, earthy hops, light skunk, mild citrus and caramel. Taste of earthy hops, light caramel and some citrus. Mild bitterness on the finish. Nothing really stood out about the beer either way. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Basic, but a step above other pale ales. IT has a slight bit of hops, and an unannoying malt bill. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
12 oz bottle from a recent trip up to Wisconsin. Pours a glowing golden orange pour, good haze, with a decent frothy bright white head that dies to a decent film, laces better than expected. A fiery sunset glow. Aromas are subtle touches of lemon cookies, crisp pale malts, bread, some grassy hops. Subtle, mellow, a touch soapy. Initial is mellow, light bodied. Gentle citrusy lemon, grass, moving into bread dough, pale malts, and faint toast. Touches of soap, the lemon grows a bit more as it warms with a light but refreshing hoppy quality. Overall, a bit bland for my liking. Finish is soapy, sweet pale malts, bread, touches of grass and mellow lemon. I guess it’s a by the book APA, with less hops than desirable. Clean and drinkable, it’s an ok APA. Lemon cookies, in particular Girl Scouts Lemonades, decent bitterness into the finish grows. A touch of cleaning product. Meh.