bagalagalaga (83) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very standard IPA, not bad at all but not really standing out in any way. I guess this is the IPA to get if you support Hoosier basketball.
Block (1124) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad but pretty ordinary. A very mild IPA, I’d consider it a pale ale. Good flavor but not very robust.
Patrickctenchi (2484) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange/ amber with a short white head.
Scent is orange malt...
Taste is surprisingly sweet/tart...
Very litttle bittering.
Very tasty, just lacking an "IPA-ness".
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little hazy, orange yellow color with a long lasting head and great lacing on the glass. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and resinous hops in the aroma. Medium-bodied, smooth, and drinkable, with a lasting finish. Lightly malt with tons of hops flavor - very citrusy. Balanced with a soft bitterness and just a touch of astringency. A decent IPA, easy to drink and satisfying as another brew from Bloomington.
Brigadier (2590) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a solid IPA. It wasn’t too harsh nor too dull. I would have no problems drinking a whole bomber by myself. A solid local option for those in southern Indiana, this is the sort of beer that is made by people who care about more than the bottom line.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden carbonated body isn’t that remarkable. Bubbling up from the base with grass and lemon hints it teases the senses. The crisp hops and bright and bitter.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons, oranges, and flat Sprite take a while to settle on the back of the throat. The remaining flavors linger with a light bitterness. The finish is like mouthfeels of dead grass left out in the sun. Overall this is a nice beer but doesn’t quite have the same punch as the truly great IPAs. Even so I would give it a second chance.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours golden with a thick fluffy white head. Aromas are grass and metal. Tastes are fairly bland with some hay and mild malt noted. Some bitterness is also noted, but again, mild. Overall, kinda boring.
shrubber85 (6506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sour lemon malt and light citrus peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with small head. Mildly sweet-tart lemon malt and lightly bitter orange peel flavor. Not a bad beer - just not a typical IPA.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at IBGWF 12. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour and earthy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This beer met my expectations.
jcr (2084) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Cloudy, deep golden body with orange highlights. Frothy white head, fully lasting. The aroma is citrus with notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Hints of toasted grain and leafy hops. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Also, it displays some vinegary notes in the finish, as if it came off an unclean tap line. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Lots of citrus with muted bitterness — and that acidity in the finish that just doesn’t belong there. Not as refined nor as clean as better IPAs.
wnoble (1087) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow to mild orange. Nose is definitely citrus hops and nearly lemony. Head is white and fizzy. Some earthy and bright citrus hop flavors and the malt is subdued. Dry finish. Not bad but not much malt backbone or complexity and the hop tannins are sticking out making it a little rough around the edges. Afterall it is nanobeer.