574deadzone (1338) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A long time want, slayed. Cask pour at the brewpub, which is the only option, which I think is excellent. Pours a hazy amber-orange with a creamy, tight bubbled finger-plus of head that leaves some spotty foamy lace behind. Nose involves crusty sourdough bread, toasted malt, woody, earthy, and herbal hops. Somewhat sweet, decently biter. Medium bodied, creamy, soft carb, with a toasty herbal bitter finish. Not much to the aroma, and flavor wasn’t earth shattering, but if you’re talking about the perfect sustaining and quaffable pub brew, this is pretty much it. Congrats on the impending 25th anniversary, Broad Ripple!
Travlr (19527) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of burnt caramel on toast. Taste is sweetish toasted caramel.
Drjohnrock (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler from cask on March 23, 2014. Clear dark amber color, fairly firm roasted malt nose, OK firm malty flavor. Not as big a flavor as I expect from an ESB--would like to try this not on the cask.
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Broad Ripple. Unfiltered red-copper body. Creamy cask head. Leans into the amber malt and ringwood yeast. Nice cask mouthfeel, but a lackluster effort overall. Old school, just tolerable.
Itzjerm (1978) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beers at this brew pub are very enjoyable. Oldest brew pub in Indiana. No head light aroma great taste.
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queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ brewery. Sweet fruity toffee malt aroma. Slightly hazed copper with a large off-white head. Nutty caramel malt with a soft herbal bitter finish. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (5671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask....slightly coppery amber....creamy beige head.
Nutty, toffee and tea aroma.
Taste is nutty...tea-bitter.
Earthy and creamy.
b3shine (7656) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask to taster. Looks good for the style; a slightly cloudy bronze with fluffy eggshell head. Smells of dough and pale malt with some hop notes as well. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.
shrubber85 (9945) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Grassy barley malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Lightly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter dry grass flavor. Nice, easy drinking.
Iphonephan (5588) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Light malty nose. Flavors of roasted nuts and biscuit. Soft clean finish.