Prufrockstar (1365) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear amber pour, some lacing. Caramel, pine, floral aroma. Sweet caramel start, floral bitter finish, lingering aftertaste. Full body, light carbonation, slick texture. Overall: solid.
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TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growerlol. Pours amber with white head. Bitter hops, some citrus. Decent IPA.
Bacterial (1980) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from an odd growler. A little warm. Big hoppy bitterness. Nice palet, dark amber with a white head. Solid IPA
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glower thanks pepsican. Pour amber with small white head. Smell small amount citrus. Taste Hops, malt, fruit, citrus and pine. Good IPA.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
PURCHASED AT: Benz Beverage Depot; Cedar Rapids
POUR: Hazy yellow, thick white head
AROMA: Tropical fruit aroma is clear, as well as the hop presence.
TASTE: Pineapple shines and is rounded out nicely by the hops and malts.
Ratebeer.com rating: 81
Beeradvocate raing: N/A
My recommendation: Very impressive offering and happy that this is an Iowa brewed beer. Get out and buy a quart, support the state, and get yourself a fantastic beer!
drfabulous (4543) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
32 ounce growler thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Decent aroma. Bitterness. Orange body. Slight citrus. Not bad overall.
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Confluence. Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Fresh tropical fruity, pineapple, sweet delicious aroma. Slightly dank, passionfruity, pineapple, grapefruit flavor. Nice beer.
Nayho (17) - - JUN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Jean who brought a growler from Iowa to Pennsylvania. Fresh cascade and chinook aroma, very nice aroma, flavor. Nicely balanced, fairly bitter, but per style for American IPA. Not quite West Coast bittering or flavor levels, but a little more drinkable. Getting it super fresh certainly helped. Next time I’m in Iowa, will definitely stop for a pint.
kaser (3692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on draft at Confluence Brewery in Des Moines. Cloudy orange pour. Bitter and floral taste. Great beer
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A vigorous pour into my Teku glass produces a fat-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma is quite hoppy, with a peppery, herbal, pine like bite to it at the front, followed by supporting fruit notes of lychee, tangelo zest, and grapefruit zest. The malt character, while playing a softer supporting is still noticeable with notes of slightly nutty, caramelized, toasted malt, and some English Biscuit like aromatics.
Nicely bitter, with ample hop fruit character, the finish has a bite to its bitterness and an herbal, pine like note lingers on the palate. My second sip sees a bright grapefruit zest flavor lingering on in the middle finish along with the other notes. The body is light enough to be a quaffable IPA, but there is some viscosity to this beer, but only lightly so. There is a touch of malt sweetness here, and soft, subtle malt flavors like caramelized grain, English biscuit notes, and a touch of whole grain bread do come through. The caramelized flavors layers and sticks to the hop notes, both adding a caramelized note to the fruit and pine like flavors.
An enjoyable IPA, nicely hoppy, and enough so that the caramel malts in this beer aren’t able to really get in the way of the hop focus.