Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice copper color out of a bottle. Soapy head with moderate lacing. Faint hoppy aroma. Mouthfeel is at once sticky and crisp. Flavor has some citrus notes, though leaning more towards lemon rind than lemon zest. Would like to try on tap.
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That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed in the presence of Jakebra. One solid IPA. Balanced as hell. Really enjoyed this one.
OzarkElmo (308) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium, slightly cloudy orange with moderate head, good lacing remaining throughout. Solid IPA with plenty citrus/floral on the nose. Well-balanced, just dry enough for my taste. Nice effort!
edwardbass (723) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’d never heard of Excel until today. Not a bad effort considering where this brewery is located. Murky orange-copper color with a smallish white head. Aroma is piney hops, a tiny, tiny bit of tropical fruit. Tastes of pine and citrus hops (citrus at first, then the pine resin takes over) with some malt sweetness, but not enough for this to be close to balanced. It’s almost a good IPA, but needs better balance to get it close to "good" status.
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good. Candy taste and mild fruity hops. Poured from 12oz bottle at itap in St. Louis.
wlajwl (5055) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus, fruit and English malts. The flavor is citrus, hop resin, English malts, grapefruit, fruit and a bitter/slight heat in the finish
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of citrus and earthiness. Very piney and citruscy. Had a bottle pour at home. Pours cloudy gold with a super thick Lacey white head. Decent IPA
Ahuth (134) - - NOV 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Cloudy orange. Huge white head. Has a bold dry hop taste. Piney with citrus aftertaste. Orangy and gratefruit. Very good IPA.
tmoreau (3263) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, orangey gold color, with a presentable layer of white head foam, and some spots & streaks of lacing. The nose started earthy & dank, with a bit of grass & greenery, a touch of resin, then citrus as grapefruit & lemon. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste included a moderate hop bitterness that was citrusy, earthy, dry, and lingering. No complaints.
csaso (1892) - Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - small foamy head, clear light gold color, big grapefruit aroma and flavor, light malt backbone, very good overall
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Terminus (3445) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-purchased at Schnuks in Chesterfield, MO. Pours bright orange clear with a nice froathy soapy white head with awesome lacing! Nose is big c ops all the way with just a touch and i mean a touch of diacytl. Juicy grapefruit notes dominate with undertones of floral and tropical notes. The C hops dominate here but there is a small undertone of very pale malt slightly husky malt profile. Long finish very dry lots of grapefruit, pine, sweet nectar, and pineapple. Solid brew albeit nothing really special. However, this would be an awesome cask ipa with different hop additions if that was an option.