Tmoney99 (9651) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fest sample. Pours a clear copper color with an average rocky off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy hop citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a good bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Very good brew.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent softly carbonated light orange brown colored body. The deep aroma was hoppy. The thin mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The thin off the mark flavor contained notes of hops. Not one that I would likely buy again.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and dark amber color. Aroma is lots of sweet caramel, apple. Taste is lots of sweet caramel, apple, back bone is hops. Slick mouth feel.
MIBRomeo (2461) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask. Copper colored pour lightly visable carbonation w/ a whispy head. Sweet caramle aroma lots of cereal and a piece of fruit that almost thinks mango, but is hard to place. Full well coated palate, lightly creamy. Nice flavor lots of fruitty hops, passion fruit and orange rind, cereal, good sweetness. I like it.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Indiana Microbrewers Festival: Amber hued with a creamy small head. The aroma has notes of pineapple, mango, biscuity malts, and a hint of salt and minerals. The taste starts with acidic fruit and moderate bitterness. Light malt background leads to a metallic finish. Balanced true enough but also lacks the hop punch I expected. The mouth feel is sticky and lively, actually pretty refreshing for the size and nature of the beer. By the end I still was left wanting more from this beer but it appears that the keg at the fest is better that some people have had lately.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Snifter from the brewpub. Gack. The aroma is all jacked up with bad fermentation character. The flavor was all screwed up too. Hardly any hops. It felt like it was sticking to my teeth when I drank it. I left all but two drinks on the table.
GMCC2181 (1481) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Growler from STFUN....I hate to do this but I have to bash this beer....Aroma was ok, hops smelled a little different for an DIPA. Taste was a thin syrup like medice taste. Just plain bad...I wasnt the only one who thought that. I shared it with four other people and they all said the same thing. Low carbonation. Over all a drain pour.... Which kind of upsets me since Josh worked so hard to get me this beer. Maybe it was a bad growler. I will have to re-rate if I ever go visit Indiana...Thanks Josh for going beyond the call of duty to get this beer for me!
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 Solid all around. Pours a creamy orange, nice thing head, great lacing. Aroma is citrus, slightly metallic, with the "funk" that MI2CA mentioned. Flavor is mostly smooth, but with a great bitter bite that add’s nicely. Lots of grapefruit in this one actually. It’s a great addition to an IPA. The body is nice and thick, never too watery. A great balance of flavors going on too, nice malty notes with delicious citrus fruits dancing around. Not as strong as a Dreadnaught or 90min, but this has a lot of character to make up for it. This beer is awesome, I wish like hell they’d sell it in growlers (or bottle it).
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tulip at brewery - Hoppy aroma is earthy and a little funky, turns to play-doh after it warms. Pours copper with a small head and great lacing. Flavor is a nice blend of caramel and citrus hops. Palate is smooth and not too tart and alcohol is well hidden. I think they are using a different hop than your regular IIPA but I can’t put my finger on it. A nice one.