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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   ABV: -
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An excellent American pale ale. A very drinkable beer, not overpowering. Dry hopping provides a distictive hop aroma and flavor, balanced nicely with a noticeable malt component.

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3.4
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2017
More adventures of Adam and Tim.
Rode our snowmobiles all of the way from the Houghton area to here. This is where Tim had the novel idea of wanting to grow a beard. I said, sure go for it dude. Luckily, having this beer several times in both of our lives after he started growing his beard, his Irish heritage kicked in and well, yes, his beard was the color of this beard, pale orange/red. Tim kept his beard over the years. I saw a picture of him just last week and there’s some light strings of white, reminded me of the light lace that I saw in this beer. With a good balance between malt and hops in this beer, Tim himself became a good man later in life balancing his activities of snow mobiling, hunting, fishing, and beer drinking. Always keeping life’s priorities together.

3.3
patrick767 (4361) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2012
tap at the brewpub - This brew has a citrus hop and mild malt aroma with a trace of caramel. The flavor is of mild to moderately bitter hops with a good balancing malt sweetness. It’s medium bodied and easy to drink with good lingering bitterness. It was definitely the best of the five beers they had on when I visited the brewpub.

3.8
tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Drank from a growler fresh filled that day at the brewpub. I had planned on bringing this back to Minneapolis, but an afternoon spent in a canoe led my wife and I to drink the entire growler in one sitting. This is the perfect example of how one’s mood and atmosphere can influence how you perceive a beer. The beer wasn’t mind-blowing by any stretch, but sitting in our campsite on a warm July afternoon it couldn’t have been more perfect.


A glowing gold/orange pour topped by a resilient bright white head. Aroma consisted of lightly fruity hops balanced by a nice herbal/grassy character. Dry bread crust malt profile. Flavor pretty much followed suit. Fairly dry on the tongue, and quite drinkable. No real flaws at all... just a well made pale ale that absolutely hit the spot that afternoon.

4.1
Onslow (1535) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Spent a good part of this past week stumbling around Grand Marais, Michigan, and of course hit the brew pub a couple of times. First night in I ordered a pint of the Sandstone Pale Ale, planning to work my way through the rest of the offerings – or at least a few of them. Several pints later I was still on the Sandstone – when you hook up with something this good it is hard to quit…


Medium yellowish amber / cloudy pour in a pub style pint glass. (Might have been only 12 oz, not sure.) One finger of decent head that persisted for some time. Excellent aroma dominated with crisp hoppy goodness. Best word to describe this ale is “crisp” - subdued but discernable maltiness hits the tongue with a rich and complex hoppy finish dominated by aromatic and citrus hops. It is light in palate but lively carbonation gives it an excellent mouthfeel. No cloying, no sweet, just a solid malt backbone with a fantastic hops blend riding along on it. This is a truly world class pale ale.

4.8
Brewtus09 (1) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2007 does not count
Aroma of sweet citrus hops-orange and lemon, along with an inviting pine scent that fits in with the surrounding environment. Full-flavored APA, but smooth enough to want to drink a growler or too.

3.5
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Deeply clouded artificial orange soda pop apperance. Rim of greasy white. Blast of raw, unbridled Cascade glands. A heavy dose of West Coast destruction. More florally orange, then piney. Flavor is a rich sweet fruity full blast of tingle Amarillo/Cascade sweetness. Grapefruit and candied apples. A very raw and forward hop presentation. Pleasant. Palate is a tingle bite, with full long grassy draws. A quite drinkable version.

3.3
Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2006
On tap at the brewpub/bar. Hazy orange body, medium off-white head. Vibrant nose of citrusy hops, including grapefruit and orange aromas, backed by a sweet maltiness. Bright hops flavors, crisp and fresh, with a strong citrus presence. Malts are subdued, bready and caramely. Bitter finish. A nice APA.

3.9
northernguy29 (18) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2006
On tap in Grand Marais at the Saloon. Wow! I’ve been by it a hundred times and not tried it, because I was chasing brook trout(brookies). Great dry hops taste, in the middle with a fruitiness and the ending with the dry hoppy bitterness. Had a good medium head on it to..well the way I poured it. Really good pale ale. Good aroma to, piney,
simi-citrusy. I took some home from the saloon....well worth it!

3.7
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Color is a very hazy deep yellow with a small thin white head of super tight foam leaving super tiny dots of lace with some webbyness closer to the bottom. Smell is a nice light citrusy/piney hop, very fresh and clean. Taste is more of the same with a pretty steady amount of hops, citrusy light and a bit astringent, but still pretty easy and smooth, has a good bite and bitterness. Feel is medium bodied and a bit gritty/grainy, bitterness sticks a bit in the end.


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