ademiles (1) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 Right when opening the bottle you instantly smell the amazing aroma. It pours with about a 1 finger head and a nice golden color. The taste is amazing. The bitterness is so balanced into the beer it gives it an amazing flavor. The bitterness isnít a dominant as usual in an IPA, but certainly plenty of flavor. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite beers.
jiggitytiggity (1) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
These days, everyone is making insanely hoppy IPAís. And I do love them so. BUT itís refreshing to taste an IPA that fulfills the hop addiction and offers something different. This beer does just that. The body manages to be creamy while still offering a substantial hop kick right up front. Thatís not something you see every day. Itís crisp and clean but still has that rich IPA flavor. At around 6.5, itís not the heaviest out there but it does have a good punch. If youíve enjoyed Mad Hatter, Sun King Osiris or similar lighter bodied hoppy brews you will like this beer. Itís very refreshing and very flavorful. I dig it. Nice work from a new brewery!
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.
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 wasnít 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 isnít 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 doesnít quite have the same punch as the truly great IPAs. Even so I would give it a second chance.
Strykzone (4195) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. Golden with a hint of copper. A caramel and tangerine nose. Those are tasted with a little cinnamon. Moderate bitterness. Decent.
drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at slippery noodle. Pour dark golden. Nose mango fruit and resin. Some sweet malt. Taste some pine hop but mostly malt. Fairly strong malt for ipa. Some bitter on finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Big Red, College Mall, Bloomington. Sweet local reference of course, and also reminds me of a 1990s ultimate team that floated around and did some damage. So far so good for this new brewery, which I think I enjoyed just a touch more than Mike did. Nice bright orange pour, with a thick creamy head and a buoyant citrus and creamsicle aroma. Settles into something nicely grassy, which carries over into the taste along with some modest malt underpinnings. But the flavors do become a bit astringent too quickly, almost like overly steeped tea in places, and it interferes with what could have been a nicely balanced, citric brew. Still decent, and I imagine future batches will show a marked improvement. Go Cutters!
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2011 Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with nice 2 finger, white, soapy head. Aromas of citrus and grass, and notes of tangerine. Taste is light bitter with little sweetness. Palate is nice carbonation with dry finish. Overall, this one is just lacking on taste. It is not bad, but just needs more flavor.
UPDATE 11/7/11: had another one of these. This is my first beer of the night and the flavor is coming thru better. The first one I had was after some others, so maybe it just tasted weak after those.
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.
jsquire (3228) - 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.