jsquire (3423) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color out of the tap with a fluffy white head. Hop resin nose with some chalky notes. This beer has lots of grapefruit rind bitterness, doughy bread and yeast flavors. There is a long, dry hop pellet finish. OK IPA.
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer tasting good ipa. They are coming out with a full court dipa in the fall.
tmongoose (1254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared. Poured a cloudy orange color with minimal white head. Aroma of pine and grass upfront with a bit of. Citrus on the back of the nose. For me this is a mild IPA. Now this has a good malt backbone but the intensity of the hops is just not there.
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel, biscuity malt, and piney orange hops aroma. Deep honey gold with a small off-white head. Herbal piney hops, grapefruit peel flavor. Could use some malt balance. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Jethro6191 (426) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy dark gold with a thin white head. Citrus and floral aromas. Grapefruit, orange, grass, and resinous notes. Medium body with a hoppy bitter mouthfeel. The finish is somewhat dry but there is a slightly lingering sweetness.
bagalagalaga (111) - 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 (1342) - 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 (3569) - 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 (2915) - Clevelandish, 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.