RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.8
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, fruity. Flavor is fruity, malty, some bread complete with butter. No hop presence. Could be an old bottle, but with no dating on the bottle who knows.

2.6
DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2011
pours a slightly hazy light amber. The aroma is nicely hoppy with a bit of citrus. The taste is much the same but with a bit more malt showing through. Pretty basic, but certainly not bad.

2.9
beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2011
My first rating for this brewer. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thin linen white head that lasted through the first two sips and left scant lace. Weak aroma of grainy malt with a few light notes of orange. The flavor is similar with weak grainy malt and just a hint of orange. The bitterness at the finish is a bit harsh. Probably not something I would look to drink with any regularity.

3.6
scarletfire65 (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Poured a light amber, with a dense head, actually left some very cool intricate rings of lace on the glass. Aromas are of sweet malt and juicy orange. Very distinct Pacific Northwest Cascade hops flavors - oaky, dry, slight citrus tones. I’m not a big fan of American Pales, but this one is hopped pretty nicely, and I love that Cascade flavor. Not much sweetness to get in the way of the hops, it finishes clean, crisp, and dry. Some more orange zest and lemon citrus on the finish make this brew easy drinking and refreshing.

2
Onionkid (390) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle. Weak aroma of orange zest. Drank from the bottle, can’t say what it looks like poured. What I will say, is that this is a perfect example of why I’m not a fan of "American" Pale Ales and would always prefer IPAs. The sharpness isn’t here...it just tastes dull and weak in comparison. Tastes watered down. Slight hoppiness in the watery flavor, very weak, oh so slight bitter finish. Now don’t get me wrong, it isn’t bad. It just tastes neutered. I feel like, if someone wasn’t a fan of an IPA, this would be the "training wheels" beer I’d give them to slowly build up a liking. That being said, it’s boring and not worth any hophead’s time. 5.4% alcohol.

3.3
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Pours nice hazy yellow w orange haze; smells of nice malt with Euro hops predominate; taste is well balanced with nice finish

3.5
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Gotta say, the Yakima valley hops give it that perfume-like tinge despite the absence of anything else to make this brew stand out. It doesn’t finish very well with a copper feel but not enough juice. Some orange tones give it an almost ipa like feel though.

3.1
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
part of a 6 pack from the local liquor store. Aroma is very pleasent....wood, bread, fruit. Taste is caramel, bread, and wood. Aftertaste is a bit bitter, but smooth nonetheless. Watching the Reds get no-hit in the top of the 7th in the NLDS series. We better come back and win this series.

3.8
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours a deep amber with firm white head that lasts with good lacing. Hoppy aroma. Flavor was a nice blend of earthy and citrus hops balanced by sweet malt and a satisfying finish. A very good session APA that surprised me with its balance, body and taste. Inexpensive, too.

2.6
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2010
Pours a very hazy orange with a dense, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has a grassy, orange citrus note with some modest notes of alcohol. Flavor is kinda all over the place. Strong grassy hops early, moves into a mild orange citrus but its kinda muddled by the grassy tones. A light sweet malt note, kinda indiscernible, shows up at the end. Body is light/moderate with a smooth texture. Overall not a bad beer but nothing I would enjoy drinking on a normal basis. Flavors just don’t seem to work well together as the grassy flavor is REALLY strong and a bit on the negative side for my taste buds.


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