StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rate beer calls this an American APA, Beer Advocate calls this as an American IPA: I think itís more of a Belgian IPA. There has to be Belgian yeast in this, even though no one has mentioned that in the reviews that I have read. I think this is a well brewed beer, and fairly well balanced but Iím not that big on Belgian IPAís,, especially when the wild yeast and hop bitterness dominate the after taste!. I certainly wonít buy this beer again, even if I find it for $5.99, for a six pack, again
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours unclear dark amber with a tight foamy off white head that fades to a film and slight lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and earthy light hops. Taste has subtle bitter earthy hops and slight herbal qualities along with caramel malt and light spice. Palate is medium gritty and chalky. Decent.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour with a very small off-white head. Piney hop aroma with some very light licorice notes. Taste is a blend of citrus hops and sweet malt with a faint smoky taste. Hides the ABV quite well. Pretty decent APA.
camborne (640) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light to no head. No lacing. Hoppy and bitter but somewhat balanced. Like this brewery but this is not one of their best
wilnatp (508) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Dark orange pour. Aroma of citrus hops and caramel. Taste overwhelming malts.
o_Merlin_o (149) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Features a light brown creamy head. The aroma is rather pleasant. However, this is an EXTREMELY bitter beer, which I didnít find pleasant at all. Itís over powering, so much so that you really canít taste any of the flavoring which Iím sure is there.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with foamy head. Some mild hop aroma. Flavor is hops but well balanced. Abv is well hidden. Nice APA
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. I wouldnít have associated sheep with an APA, more of a Bock or Scottish Ale thing..whatever....this doesnít really fit in a style, something like an APA and an American Strong Ale combined. Orange-copper filtered body, thin off-white head. Mild and respectable soapy pine hop aroma. A pretty balanced creature, with big, yet mellow malt tones which plant the hops firmly in the backseat. Some fruity notes, could be amber malt, but maybe just the yeast. Pretty enjoyable beer.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
September 15, 2012 on tap at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis. Orange brown pour with no head. Citrus hops in aroma and taste.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brewery now has one of my least favorite named brews to one of my favorite named brews. College was just an excuse to play hours upon hours of Sheepshead Ė two handed, three handed, lousy four handed and the Cadillac, five handed. I donít play as often as Iíd like to these days but when a game break outs Iím ready to go. Murky mahogany with a quickly fadgin tan head that wastes into pond scum. Aroma of deep caramel, roasted malt, grains along with light floral and citrus hops. Tastes of caramel, light floral hops, citrus, nutty notes and mild bitterness.