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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Inauguration beer. Strong sweetness and balanced hop profile make this beast of a beer surprisingly easy drinking. Full bodied, with some alcohol sensation, this beer offers flavors of sweet caramel malt, a hint of tropical hard fruit and light raisin.
2012 Inaugurational first batch: 8.5% abv, 75 ibu

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 3/20
VeinAle (95) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Smell is not typical of IPA, smells grassy and boozy. Hop profile comes over as watered down. Does have a good mouth feel, where it lacks out has opposite strong suits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7450) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of grass with a bit of pine and sweet fruits as well as a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has sweet fruits and sweet citrus with a touch of resin and a sweet grain backbone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1989) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2014
12 oz. bottle from 6 pack. Pours an unclear dark amber with a decent off white egg schell colored frothy head that settles to a similar film. Aroma is heavy malts mainly English and a faded hops that are tough to pick out, but dated...(IPA’s from a few years back, heavy malt and dulled hops that try to punch though). Taste is more the same with heavy malt somewhat sweet and some bitter earthy hops showing though with hints of fruity flavors and earthy finishes. Palate is medium chalky and drying. This drinks fine, but really lack in todays profiles!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Tap at Excelsior. Nice taproo, hadn’t been since they remodeled. Citrus hops, malts. Boring, not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (504) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tap at Boneyard served up in a pint glass. Color leans towards a darker golden. Lacing is there but not impressive. Heavily hopped with an attempted malty balance. Not sure it’s successful. Taste is slightly bitter and mostly unsatisfying. Just a thin taste and thin follow through. You can definitely do better. Kind of makes me want to take a big jump off a cliff into a better Colorado or a California beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Citrus aroma, orange copper color. This beer is odd. Caramel, orange, toffee flavor, really sweet. Too sweet for my tastes in an IPA. Thick syrupy mouthfeel. Strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Part of a sample platter. Hops are more subdued than I’d like in this style, but good if you like the more balanced approach.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (721) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 -1 Overall after re-rate from bottle at sampling, likely the medium I’d buy this through next time.

Smells awesome right off the tap with tons of pine and juicy citrus. Taste is balanced, malty, dank. Color is dirty brown, but looks good. Good head. Labeled at the brewery as a "Strong Pale Ale" with "IPA" on the tap handle. It’s definitely not just a regular IPA. IBU listed on the board was over 100 as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Tap at Excelsior. Hazy yellow color with a quickly fading head. Malt and citrus hops. Some sweetness from the malt bit the hops provide most of the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Tap @ moto-i. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a small tan head. A bit dank, bready, light caramel, herbal, weedy aroma. A bit tangy, light citrusy, bitter herbal, woody flavor. Bleh.

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