queenholly (3623) - 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 (506) - 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 (156) - 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 (2206) - 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 (5949) - 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 (3520) - Chagrin Falls, 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 (10587) - 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 (13340) - 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.