queenholly (2409) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample @ Ft. Wayne Oktobeerfest. Earthy orange and caramel malt aroma. Hazy amber with a large off-white head. Earthy orange, orange peel, and caramel malt flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Same old, same old.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating year 2010 (Draft) This beer pours a small ivory head, transparent body, no visible carbonation, no lacing, and an orange hue. This beer’s Aroma is citrus, pine hops and malty. The Taste is citrus, pine hops, grapefruit, malty, and mildly bitter. The Palate is smooth and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is quaffable, has a nice hops presence, is worth trying, and it is a beer I would drink again even though I am not considered to be a hoppy beer drinker.
wickster (82) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at the Mad Anthony in Angola. Great amber color, poured with nice thick head. Over all a great beer. ...well balanced taste, but a bit of a odd bitters at the end.
Patrickctenchi (2483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, red-amber with a thick, tan head.
Caramel/toffee, citrus peel aroma.
Taste is slightly resiny, orange/grapefruit.
Not bad, but pretty tame.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at DLD 2013. Mostly clear amber color. Thin off-white head, decent retention, decent lace. Good smooth lighter crisp carbonation, more dry texture. Moderate light caramel malt, light spicy hop. Good bitter. Minimal sweet. Solid IPA.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Orange and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter orange peel. Solid but nothing surprising.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy with a thick foamy head, smooth enough. Not a big California style but a good amount of aromatic hops. Clean bitter finish. Golden color and cloudy.
pablo951 (372) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bold IPA hop taste with a slight but pleasant floral aroma.great hop flavor. Sturdy amber color with a medium palate.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was hoppy. The off-tasting mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
superspak (1895) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was purchased recently. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, grapefruit, orange zest, mango, pineapple, toast, bread, slight pine, floral, grass, and light herbal spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with a good balance of malt/hop aromas. Taste of caramel, grapefruit, orange, pine, bread, light mango, pineapple, floral, grass, bread, toast, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus, pine, grass, floral, tropical fruits, toast, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Good complexity of hop flavors and very balanced between bitterness/sweetness; with almost zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. Some nice hop flavor complexity with a very balanced malt backbone; and very smooth to drink. I enjoyed this quite a bit.