dinkle50 (1364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a single finger head. Bubblegum aroma. Medium bodied. Taste is full of tropical fruit and citrus as well as bubblegum and a bit of pine. A hint of caramel malt, slightly bready. Citrus pith bitterness. Lace present. Lingering bitterness is pretty intense.
muzzlehatch (4769) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At least a dozen draught pints over the past year or more, most of them at the Milwaukee Grill in Janesville, WI, where I had it most recently this past Tuesday. Typical medium-amber color, lightly hazy/cloudy, with a bit of lasting head...aroma not atypical for the style, citrus and resin, mostly the latter, with a hint of interesting spiciness - coriander? and some juicier fruits, particularly as it warms...body only lightly sweet, strongly to aggressively bitter throughout, generally quite dry, light bit of barnyard yeastiness...finish is quite bitter indeed and long, body very full, almost heavy actually if one drinks it too fast, carbonation moderate to high. I generally prefer my IPAs a little sweeter and juicier than this, but the balance here is really excellent and the fullness of the body allows just enough sugar from the malt to creep in such that it remains drinkable; overall it is probably the driest IPA that I really enjoy, and itís pretty close to perfect in the summer. Iíve yet to try it bottled but Iím sure that lack will be remedied soon. One of my favorite Midwestern IPAs for sure.
MaltOne (315) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 Pours a hazy butterscotch, brief, lacy head. Resin, citrus nose. Flavor starts with big pine, then builds on a citrus, tropical fruit, all resting on a subtle biscuit malt. Nice lingering finish. Very nice IPA. Karben 4 is emerging with some really good beer.
Bartzilla (620) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Could be one of the better midwest IPAs Iíve had in a while. Super fruity and goes down super easy. Smells great and tastes even better. Expect a boatload of citrus hops that finishes more like Donald Duck Apple Juice than bongwater.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/18/16. 12oz bottle thanks to rdixon77. Orange pour under a small khaki head. Nice hop aroma, tropical fruit, some pine. Good flavor, citrus, tropical fruit, some pine. Tasty!
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark orange with a medium lasting head. Aroma was of bubble gum, coriander, and citrusy hops. Taste was of blood orange, some baked malt, then a little grapefruit that got slightly stronger. No hint of the slightly above average alcohol.
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought back from WI by my wife, thanks to her uncle. This is one of my favorite pieces of bottle art ever.
A: Cloudy orange with a thin bubbly white head. Lacing.
N: Mango and papaya the second the cap pops off. Pine, grapefruit, earth, and cracker. Touch of weed and plenty of straw and hay.
T: Very bitter with a light malt sweetness underneath.
M: Medium body, lightly resinous, no alcohol, prickly carbonation.
O: A solid West Coast style IPA. Doesnít quite measure up to my Oregon favorites like RPM, but it rises above most of the landscape by doing the basics very well.
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couple extra appearance points for the epic label. Even with that this is a great IPA. Definitely sweet bright tropical and citrus. Medium bodied and tasty all aroundz
edwardbass (789) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK, so Iím giving this an extra point for Appearance because of the absolutely epic label. Aroma is citrus, passion fruit. Taste is tropical and passion fruit and citrus hops with a serious malt sweetness backbone. Palate lacks something I canít place - to watery? This is a good IPA, though it feels to me more like a DIPA, but itís not a great one.
pkbites (867) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy orange pour with slight beige head. Little lacing. Pine needles and bubble gum on the schnoz. Cold slap bitter. Fairly decent. Greatest fucking label EVER! A cat with a gun on a fire breathing unicorn and rainbows? Seriously? The brew could suck and Iíd buy it for the label. Luckily it doesnít suck. Bottle.