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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   ABV: -
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Crisp India pale ale, dry hopped with Cascade, Perle and Magnum hops


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Living816 (2) - - AUG 14, 2012 does not count
This should not be called an IPA. It isnít. Not at all. This is an American Pale Ale style beer pretending to be an IPA because someone thinks that dry hopping makes a beer bitter. I like both styles. I really like a proper pale ale, and a proper IPA. Had they called this an APA, it would be a decent beer. But theyíre selling it as an IPA, so Iím a little irritated. Tonight I was in the mood for IPA. Anyway, this is Hy-Veeís creation. A house beer that doesnít look like a house beer. Itís brewed in Stevens Point, WI per the bottle. When I think of Wisconsin,I think of corn fed blonde women dancing around with a bunch of frat boys wearing cheese on their head, taking beer bong hits of Leines Berry Weiss. Or grotesquely obese men standing about in whitey tighties next to a grill, in a snow storm, drinking hefeweizen. In other words, IPA isnít one of my thoughts. This is a crystal clear copper amber stuff that comes in a 12 oz twist top. Itís called Lumberjack I think because lumberjacks donít care if theyíre drinking APA or IPA. Its shimmers quite nicely. It smells overwhelmingly of yeast with a teensy of citrus. Thereís an unusual caramel smell that takes you by surprise. Overall, itís not a pleasant smell. Something doesnít fit. Maybe itís the caramel flower smell. Taste wise, itís got a lot more body than you expect. Quite sweet throughout. A bit of saltness to it, as well. Thereís exceedingly little bitterness to it, with absolutely no astringency. The texture is a bit on the creamy side. Soft carbonation that fades quickly. Thereís a powerful malty tingle on the tongue. I am really disappointed by this. Itís far too sweet and malty. It is not anywhere near the proper level of bitterness to call itself an IPA. This tastes like an amber ale or maybe a pale ale with as much malt as it has. Maybe if you go into it realizing that it is an APA and not an IPA, you wonít get upset. But even then you have the issues with the bizarre sweetness and body that a decent pale ale avoids. I paid $7 for a 6 pack at a HyVee store. For that money, I could have gotten a proper IPA. Save your money. You donít even get to save the bottles for your homebrew since theyíre twist offs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshmcg000 (334) - Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pours clear copper. Aroma is pine and caramel malts. Caramel malt backbone, with a good blend of bittering hops. Mostly pine and slight citrus from the hops. Pretty run of the mill IPA, but good nonetheless. Could be more bitter, but Its a good starter IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4058) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Aroma is pine,citrus and a hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is citrus, kiwi, malts and bitter hop resin in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured a darker orange copper color. Smaller white head that did last for a while. Lacing was left on the glass as it went. Aroma was mild citrus, grass and hops. Flavor was a little metallic, spruce and malty flavors. Malty backbone. Very even balanced. Ok ipa.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GJF (1275) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2012
A copper beer. Thin white head. Itís generally malty, not much hop character. More like an american amber than an IPA, but itís drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Medium copper,thin head. Aroma had a good initial fruit aroma tropical/ripe melon/sweetness. Some floral.Some bready buiscuit. Taste has almost same aroma but with crisp malt but smooth and sorta creamy with a little bit of dry toastiness. Some yeastiness.Then a slight tangy finish some herbal in there-possibly berry like,pretty mild smooth bittering.Some nice complex hop flavors overall. Solid good average-above average ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Now see, thatís how itís done! This has a nice malt flavor with just the right amount of hops bitter on it to accentuate but not overwhelm the grain. Iím diginí it! Still has a little of that acid finish but not nearly as bad as the lager. Good job guys/gals.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2012
12oz bottle from hyvee... Pours clear amber with small white head.. wasnt expecting much since ive never heard of it before.. But its nit bad.. easy drinking.. Some malts citrus.. Not very hoppy at all but tasty

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear copper with a decent white head that sticks around for awhile, a little lacing in the glass, the aroma actually had a nice amount of hops with a little bit of citrus on the nose, the flavor is kind of off on the front end, kind of musty with a finish of hops, the mouthfeel is creamy and nice though and that at least helps it out some, overall, pretty lower middle of the road IPA out there but not bad for $7 a sixer.


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