Brigadier (2745) - 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 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.
wlajwl (3483) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is citrus, earthy and slightly muddled together spices and sweetness. The flavor is citrus, earth/dirty, malts and a bitter/dryish finish.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Ft Wayne Oktobeerfest 2013 - Pours hazy copper with a lingering off-white head. It features good, crisp bitterness and a little citrus character. Itís an average IPA, so to me that makes it good.
schlitzfaced (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into glass. Pours almost clear orange color. leaves a thin head. Aroma is hops with a slight citrus taste. an average IPA.
Garito793 (240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Not too strong. More malts than anything.
Appearance: Very dark orange.
Taste: Begins with a hint of sweetness, finishes very earthy and piney but without many hops. Earthy flavors overpowering.
Slipstream (1924) - USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Eric, who picked up some of these near his Bloomington home. Very impressive, fresh flavor in this Indiana pale ale. Fresh grass & floral notes, a bit of resin. Malt still comes thru. Real good.
DWestrick (412) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Very solid IPA - tons of hops with great balance. Meets my requirements of a good IPA. Very excited to try their Imperial IPA, the Full Court. Of the 2 Iíve tried, impressed with this company
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated hazy dark orange brown colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy and malty. The mild citrus mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish with a medium hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of caramel and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Mostly clear orange yellow color. Thin off-white head. Nice spreads of lace. Kind of a caramel malty, lightly soapy hop flavor. Lightly citrusy. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter, kind of crisp carbonation, lightly sticky finish. OK IPA. Not doing particularly much for me, and doesnít taste as fresh as it could be (not date code found though)
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear gold color with a big eggshell head. Good lacing down the glass as I drank it.
Smells of citrus/grapefruit with some sweetness from the malt cutting through the hops. Some vegetal smells as well.
Taste citrusy but with a distinct sweetness from the malt and too much vegetal flavor. Finishes with a very sweet flavor. This beer could use a lot more bitterness. Also notes of oxidation in the finish. Finishes with a lot of wet band-aid flavor.
Mouthfeel is good and creamy. Very oily and probably lots of dry hopping on this one.
Iím always glad to see new breweries pop up especially ones so close to home. This is quite frankly a bad IPA, but check our their Imperial Stout. Much much better.
b3shine (4233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a transparent golden orange with thin white lacing. Smells of mild hops with a lighter pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with some nice pine notes. Solid on the palate. A decent IPA.