crossovert (11407) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz brown bottle. No sign of a date.
It pours slightly dark for th style, it is an orangeish/reddish/copperish brown with golden highlights. The head is large and off-white, it is frothy and takes a while to recede leaving some decent lacing.
The smell is caramally, boozy, and pretty hoppy as well. It has a bit of citrus and pine in there that smells candied with the sweetness this beer carries in the smell.
The taste is a bit weak for a dipa. It has lots of grain and malt flavors, a hit of caramel and some smooth nicely flavored hops that don’t provide much bitterness over the top of all that. My main qualm is that it is a bit watery.
It is merely okay, one of the lesser DIPAs in Wisconsin. Very drinkable though, if you want a summer DIPA that you can just suck down on a hot day this would work.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-19-2010 03:31:52
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Steve’s on University Avenue, Madison, sampled a little below cellar temperature from a Unibroue glass. Fluffy off-white head tops a faintly cloudy, dark amber-copper body, decaying without undue haste and settling eventually into a light ring...nose very expressive when first poured, with mango and a bit of citrus and lots of resinous notes, but it weakens considerably in just a few minutes...body is very juicy, fairly sweet to begin with but strongly bitter even initially, with that bitterness growing quite intense towards the finish...there’s also a fair amount of acidity and a light yeasty-doughy quality, with the end notes being more dry rye bread in nature...very full throughout, with moderately strong carbonation; alcohol slightly noticeable but not in an objectionable way. Ultimately this is a little too dry and a little too full of a particular kind of woody, earthy character for me; just a slight tweaking to allow a little more sugar to balance out those rustic notes would have made for something special, but those who prefer their strong IPAs almost entirely focused on the bitter and hard elements will probably disagree. I still liked it a fair amount but IMO it doesn’t compare with the better similar products from other locally available brewers like O’so, Tyranena, Toppling Goliath or Three Floyds.
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a red hue and a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a strong resin note with pine, a hint of onion and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has lots of sweet grains with growing resinous pine and a hint of onion.
Troupis (217) - - SEP 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong! Tar hints galore. End of a long evening of beer so probably better than I'm giving credit. Just a bit strong right now. Feels craft made which I appreciate.
On tap at Ale Asylum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Galesburg Hy-Vee. Big, malty beer. Fruits and caramel flavors. It’s big and bold, but the malty sweetness seems a little heavy to me. Not one of my favorite AA beers.
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cliche, but this was fantastic when it came out and is a shadow of its old self now. Rated from tap at Troll Fest. Lemony, oily, pine sol hop tones. Thick caramel balance. Not anything I want in the style. Antiquated, not good.
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Big citrus aroma, murky golden brown color small white head. The aroma is hops with some pine and citrus tossed in. The taste matches the aroma and is very good
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle of the six pack lots of nice hops in here, this stuff goes down fast with sticky fruit, doesn’t taste like a plus 8%, really good.
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 17, 2015 - sample via bottle at Barrels and Bacon. Orange pour with limited head. Piney bitter and sweet malt aroma and taste.
BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at milwaukee location. Very nice balance of malt and hops for a DIPA at 8+ ABV!
Christpuncher (2829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super malty and sweet ipa. Had a 12 oz bottle pour at kasers. Slight hoppy finish. Pours copper with a cream head. Awesome beer.