kaser (2689) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange pour at grape escape in galena. Spicy aroma. Dank floral and apricot notes. Not very good. Will get it down the hatch though
cavnar (12) - Pace, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got some of this in Florida. After moving away from WI these are hard to come by. But this is your average IPA. Nice citrus aroma and taste, but a rather simple IPA.
jrussell9109 (7) - Fairbury, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured 12oz bottle, fresh 6 pack. Pours an unclouded amber color. Smells of hops and caramel. It has a nice hop flavor that is light to medium body. Not really a good representation of a IPA’s.
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average ipa at best. Very fruity and not too hoppy. Smells malty. Had this at my brother in laws house.
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BeerInHeaven (135) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep hazy gold with a lacy medium beige head. Aroma is malt, hops, grass. taste is full and hoppy. finish is hops and a nice nasal linger. Good beer!
jcr (2205) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Light amber body. Frothy white head. Light aroma of toasted grain, citrus, lemon, sweet grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Inoffensive and easy drinking. On the sweet side.
Finhead (1181) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, amber-orange pour with a white head. The aroma is packed with citrus and floral hops. It has a light, somewhat thin texture with lively carbonation. The taste is moderately bitter, especially in the finish.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden amber with a frothy white slowly fading topper. Aroma is a floral citrus mix with caramel and grains. Taste is sweet with citrus, caramel and middle-of-the-road malt. Zippy finish with average bitterness.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a friends tasting. From notes. Floral and pine with a huge citrus nose and taste. Probably one of the better capital beers I’ve had.
Brigadier (2965) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
A pickup over the Great Taste of the Midwest this was consumed as soon as possible to enjoy a solid Wisconsin IPA. It’s not the biggest or boldest example of the style. That said it was worth the $1.99. This falls easily into the "nice to have a six pack around" category.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel bronze base sits in the glass lazily. Starchy white head is the color of bleached laundry. Earthy grass, warm hops, and a pleasant malt bill balance against each other. This is hoppy without being an IPA bomb and almost feels like more of an English style IPA.
Flavor / Palate - Tree bark, resin, and the bitterness of muddy hops slide gracefully over the tongue. The transition is like licking a basket of pine cones that have dried by a fireplace. Malt driven flavors sweep into a finish that reminds me of an English pale ale. For that reason it might keep better than some hop bombs but I still would not sit on it.