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This is the first trial of a Cream Ale that has an infusion of hops added to it in the lagering stage. We are trying to create a beer where the aroma and flavor are very hop forward, yet the finish remains smooth and non-bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2012
This is a love it or hate it beer I think. Its easy drinking and smooth with a very nice hop profile both in the nose and in the taste. Smooth and hoppy are quite nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_511 (157) - - OCT 19, 2012
Very nice beer. Pours a very clear gold with a moderate head. Spicy-floral hop aroma, no esters. The spicy-floral hops are also notable in the flavor. Some numbing and carbonic bite in the palate. Very mild bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (537) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
From notes - I remember being surprised with this one. Pint pour of golden straw with a full one and a half finger head. Nose is full of spiciness, sweet cream, perhaps ginger, and notes of anise and black licorice. Flavor is similar with sweet cream, light malt, anise and black licorice, honey, ginger, all with a light crispness from hops. light medium body and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. Wasn’t sure about this one when I saw it on the shelf but I decided to give it a shot. The aroma smells sort of like mexican food. The mix between the cream and hops just doesn’t seem to work, for me at least. The flavor isn’t all the bad but I can’t get past the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (576) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Clear yellow gold color with a thin white head. Mild aroma of creamy malt, grain and a light touch of hops. Flavor is herbal and citrus with a light, malty background. Light to medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
akoeninger (343) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2012 Looks like a cream ale, smells like an ipa. Taste is slightly hoppy, but not bitter. Very drinkable, hope they continue experimenting with this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9045) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of crackers, earthiness, light straw and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish., Flavors of straw, biscuit and light earthiness with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2012
From the sounds of the commercial description, this sounds like it’s supposed to be something of a hybrid IPA and a cream ale and I’d say that’s a reasonable enough description. It is a pale orange color w/ a large frothy head. The nose is mostly floral American hops w/ a twinge of grapefruit rind citrus in the background. Baby-powder-like lavender notes come out once it’s tasted and are complimented by a mild sweetness and clean malt backbone. This works pretty well overall but the bitterness in the finish--while in balance--is a touch metallic which hurts drinkability somewhat. This is is still a pretty good beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours pale orange color with a quick head that dissipates and leaves a thin ring around glass. Aroma is faded earthy hops and smooth malt. Taste has a faint hop taste upfront and a bit of pepper with a smooth malty finish. Palate is thin and dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
haukur (1204) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 13, 2012
very lacking aroma, some tiny hints of floral hops. Taste is has medium sweetness with lingering hoppyness. Decent brew but extremely easy

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