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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blended IPA and cream ale.

Your sense of smell and taste are greeted with an effervescent bouquet of citrus and floral notes of a West Coast style IPA. As this delicious Nectar of the Gods dances onward, the delightful hoppy flavor meets the smooth and sweet creaminess of a Cream Ale. The finish is a marvelously well balanced flavor of citrusy hops and light, airy smoothness. Alas, a well-balanced, highly drinkable, hop forward ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (627) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2015
Golden amber with a small white head. Dry lightly fruity aroma with hints of tart citrus. Flavor is crisp herbal hops with a touch of creamy malt. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry, medicinal finish. I don’t know. this one just didn’t seem to work. Leaned a bit too far towards the IPA side I guess

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWISLguy (1694) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Pours a golden orange with a white head. Aroma has some fruit, some pepper over old beer cellar. Taste is of light fruits, a touch of orange and solid peppery notes, with some piney tang and some earthiness. Medium bodied. Finishes sour/bitter with light fruit. This started all cream ale and became a muddled mess. Unfortunately, as a local would be nice to boost up. 9.8

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread and grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Strange mildy sweet IPA character, but it has an offputting aroma and a mouthfeel more cream than ale. Tried courtesy of Brandon in 2014.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (9062) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
355ml bottle. A pretty unfocused beer. Light citrus and some bitterness.mundane.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden pour. Smells of hops. Tastes like a subdued ipa with a smooth mouthfeel. Interesting beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pkbites (710) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2014
Slightly orange pour with a hint of cloudiness. Citrus, pepper, and biscuits. Orange peels, pepper, and hops on the palate. Finish is bitter of hops and orange peel. it tries, it really tries to be good. It just doesn’t pull it off. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottled. Poured clear, medium orange with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up orange and peppery notes over biscuity malt. The flavor found tangy black pepper and citrus upfront, with pale and bready malts behind.. long, spicy finish. Light-medium bodied and a touch sharp at times.. for the most part enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7878) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Very slightly hazy gold pour with a small soapy white head. Strange beer. Cream ale elements, slightly sweet, with some hop bite over the top. Hmmm - not really my thing.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerInHeaven (248) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2014
poured in a mug, a clear gold with a smallish white head. aroma is hay and skunk. taste is biting. long creeping bitter finish but not in a good way. not real good. Maybe I got a bad bottle.


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