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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Municipal IPA is an all-Crystal ale, giving it a floral aroma and slightly spicy flavor. Well-balanced and refreshing, itís everything we think a good IPA should be."


NobleSquirrel's rating

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottles shared by the Ale Syndicate guys. Pours a paler gold, good clarity. White head. Nose is fresh hops, kind of old school. Citrus and resin, toasty malt. Straightforward, in a good way. Low floral. On tasting, sharp and overbearing bitterness. Medium-low sweetness. Crisp and clean but the bitterness is too aggressive/harsh. Tone that back and the balance will come together.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2390) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Pours a golden yellow with a hint of haze and a cream colored head. The smell is toasted grain, tangerine. The taste is as it smells with a dry yeasty end. Light with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Amber copper color. Aroma and flavor of grapefruit hops. The profile is very similar to GI Honkers but turned up a notch. Flavor grows on you but not the bitterness. Not too shabby.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cousin_Larry (767) - - DEC 26, 2015
Taste is pine, floral, grass. Not much of an aroma to be honest. Palate is a nice thin body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6036) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2015
12 ounce bottle. A murky amber brown beer that has a full one finger layer of off white foam. Nice lacing. A nice fruity aroma. Citrus and tropical. Complex fruit is tasted early. Moderate bitterness. Some tartness in that bitterness. There is some spiciness that is like rye-lite. It is just a little bit juicy. Decent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Nothing to complain about here, this is a sessionable IPA with a balanced malt profile of light caramel and floral citrus notes. Finishes with a backbone of mildly spicy hops. Feels a bit thin for the style, but easy-drinking and pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3722) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Pour is a clear copper with a large white head. Aroma is plenty of fruity hop aromas. Flavor is again a nice fruity hop with some caramel malt in the backround that stays out of the way. Decent but nothing overly exciting. I donít know what hops are used and they are just kind of there instead of bringing more of a juicy hop to the forefront.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (796) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Tap at Millerís in Chicago. Copper with medium white head. Crisp and clean aroma. Nice balance, not too hoppy. Some malt finish. Well balanced tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (318) - - AUG 3, 2015
Golden red color with a white head. Hops and malt aroma. Balanced but more malt than expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
DRAFT at Pasta Bowl on Clark on walk home...definite floral nose; interesting smooth taste; very drinkable. Went well with the capellini and clams...nice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Had it in tap on at Owen and Engine. Pours a soft orange hue with a thin white whisper of a head, not much of nothing of an aroma , with a better Tanguay above-average shitty taste. Eh, it will get you drunk.


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