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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9077) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6189) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Tap at the taproom. Light amber to dark orange pour with a foamy white head. Rich caramel malt, bold floral hop, and a touch of raisin. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2012
On draught at the brewery on their Grand Opening day. Pours a hazy orange amber colored ale, some nitro-like bubble excitation followed by a thick off-white head that really sticks with the glass throughout. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a hint of papaya, lots of floral hops and a hint of mild raisin. Taste is full bodied, some alcohol sensation, and flavors of sweet caramel malt, a hint of tropical hard fruit and light raisin. Finish is quite smooth, sweet and has a short hop bite at first followed by extra caramel and fruity malt aftertaste. Allow this to warm up a little and the floral hops really shine. Closer to a full-bodied Old Ale with extra floral hop and fruity profile or as an Imperial IPA and Old Ale hybrid that will do extremely well during the winter holidays. Excellent inauguration beer especially from a new brewery with all new equipment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4433) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft at brewery. Newly released. Very dry. Doesn’t taste near as strong as 8.5%. Not hoppy like an IPA. Noy much head or lace. dark murky brown. Server called it an English Ale. Doesn’t taste English. Good though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
At Stillwater Brewers Bazaar 7, Dark golden orange, white head. Citrus malty aroma, taste is citrus orange, bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1911) - 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!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Tap at Excelsior. Nice taproo, hadn’t been since they remodeled. Citrus hops, malts. Boring, not very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s tap room. Consumed on 5-4-13. Listed as "Bridge Jumper Strong Pale Ale." Pours a gray-ish, dark brass. Good, citrus/pine hops in the aroma. Sweet, creamy taste features citrus, apricot, and pine flavors. Medium body. Some liveliness in the palate. This is an enjoyable and pretty good though not great IPA/double IPA/American strong ale. It was the best of the four beers I tried at the brewery. 7/3/7/3/15=>3.5

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1031) - 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.


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