hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Lightly hazed orange ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Lengthy, creamy retention. The aroma is a churning eddy of malty aromas... brown sugar, caramel, praline and toffee with some type of mystery fruit working its way into the mix. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The sturdy malt backbone (and there is certainly one provided here) is needed to even attempt to balance-out the acrid and bitter plethora of hops thrown into the boil. Finishes bitter and then dry. A malt head’s IPA! World class, under appreciated brew! Kudos to pepsican for shipping this liquid happiness to me!
drpimento (2042) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer! Jes the way I like it. Poured with a smallish fine foamy off white head and some lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is malty, yeasty, earthy hop. Flavor’s the same and very nicely balanced for an IPA. Finish is great and balanced as well. Body is goood and ditto carbonation. Easy session beer.
jmagnus87 (2051) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy rust orange with a half finger if off-white head. Aroma of pine and cirtus. Taste is medium bitter. Pine with a dose of mango. Full bodied with a thicker than expected texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. Overall, great. I could drink this everyday.
ElGaucho (2120) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Citrusy floral hop aroma. Can’t really tell the color because I’m drinking it out of a styrofoam cup and because the yellowish, off-white head is pillowy enough that you can’t see through it. Flavor is very well balanced, with a solid sweetness offset by a very solid hop backbone. This brew is grossly underrated.
Lemke10 (625) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy copper color with a fluffy head that leaves a thin layer of lacing on-top by the time you take your first sip. Some burnt malts and hops are most noticeable in its scent. The taste is quite hoppy with a bitter taste that really hits the taste buds. I’m also picking up some sweet caramel malts along with the burnt malts. A rather strong IPA where the hops really standout versus other beer where they really try to blend theirs together for a less noticeable taste. Quite a nice beer from a smaller Wisconsin Brewery.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is lightly hazed deep reddish amber with a thin but very dense and sticky light brown head...smell is citrus and fruity with some faint floral notes....taste is caramel sweet at first, turning nicely grapefruit and soapy bitter toward the finish....this is much better than the ratings indicate...nice lingering bitter flavor...
jebert (442) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pretty sunset yellow/orange with a huge foamy light tan head. Nose is hops with a hint of yeast. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is hops but not overly bitter or sharp. It hits all the right notes for an IPA. Mellow, cleansing finish. Overall, a very nice IPA. Pack a bottle in your rucksack along with some trail mix the next time you hike the Glacial Trail.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft pine aroma,very pleasant,ataste is the same with mild malt backing. I mulled over this for a while,and though its not super intense,its almost a perfect American IPA,no faults , hop emphsized but not intensely so. I’m a BJCP judge,and if a brew like this were submited in a contest, I’d be forced to almost give it a perfect score
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 Subtle, inscrutable. The balance between the malt, hops, pine, carmel, and zesty citrus flavors is impressive. No slegehammer, but dry. Crisp yet somehow a funky grass note. Medium body and carbonation, accessible ale. A faint sneaky pair fruit note. Fitting name.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Hazy red amber with visible sediment, a rocky, kakhi-colored head sticks around for the duration and leaves chunks of lace all down the glass. Aroma is piney hops, but a little weak. The hop flavor is full bodied though: coniferous hops at the front, turning towards grapefruit and then a soapily bitter finish. Juicy mouthfeel, creamy when it includes some of the head.