Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. [Leinenkugel's]
Wisconsin Red Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
12oz, 6-Pack
Whipped up two finger head of red-tinted tan froth, extremely dimpled but has minimal distinct bubbles across the surface, leaves a full streak around the glass when it is tilted, excellent retention. Amber orange to brown hued liquid, perfectly clear with a huge storm of bubbles throughout perpetually refreshing the head. Malty nose of dough, malted milk balls, cocoa dust but has a herbaceous edge to it as well, more grassy than leafy, unshelled nuts, light metallic earth touch, can't distinguish clear fruit notes but there's an element of mixed white citrus present. Medium-bodied, the foaminess helps it expand across the palate and give it more coverage. Here you do get a core of cherry, berry fruit which pairs with the caramel, bready malts to give it a semi-sweet foundation. Through the mid-palate the metallic, quinine bitterness takes over and leaves you puckering at the end. Lingering nuttiness and has a punch of hops, however, hard to call it hoppy per se. Probably a decent beer to take out on a lake fishing but nothing to keep around the house on a regular basis.
2 out of 5