queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet caramel malt and floral pineapple/orange/pine hops aroma. Hazy honey color with a large thick off-white head. Strong pine hops flavor. Medium to full body. Personally, I’d like it better if it had more malt balance.
screigh (441) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light copper color. Nice sticky white head that left plenty of lacing. Hoppy aroma with hints of pine. Very spicy hop flavor with flavors of vegetation, citrus and pine. Some hard hitting bitterness. Not much malt to back it up but not a problem with this beer.
ADesenberg (552) - Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice golden color with a off white head. Very citrusy. Typical ipa, which isn’t a bad thing.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/11/12. GTMW. Orange pour with a nice khaki head. Really nice hopped up aroma with plenty of citrus and pine in there. More subdued hop profile in the flavor and more of the maltiness comes through. Not bad!
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured on tap slightly copper in color. Smells of pine and spices. Hoppy, spicy and nutty in taste. Hints of citrus at the end.
madvike (2658) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler at Muckfest III - Pours light amber with a white ring of head. Nose is citrus and garlic hops, hints of grass with a sweet malt base. Taste is pretty malty, with more dank hops and light citrus. Finishes really savory. Thin and slick in the mouth.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a guest tap and at $3..25 a pint a fairly decent one. It isn’t a spectacular IPA but is good enough that I’d think about trying it again. Flat 12’s beers have been so solid that some day I will need to make it to the brewpub up in Indianapolis.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated body looks like a sunbather after several days at the beach. Atop is a soft ivory head the color of pure soap. Sweet herbal hops, traces of cotton candy, and a grassy citrus base sparkle in the afternoon heat.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons, oranges, and a high pile of freshly pulled weeds alternate between earthy and citrusy. The hops take their time building to a bitter crescendo. This is an ideal lawnmower beer although I think locally I’d rather drink Dragonfly or Full Cycle (from Cutters).
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at twenty tap. Hop aroma was nonexistent, but very good hop flavor. Grapefruit and mango flavors. Complex malt flavors. Sweet, bready, and biscuity all at once. Very well balanced. Good beer.
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 13, 2012
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated hazy dark yellow colored body. The mild bitter aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The off tasting flavor contained notes of deep hops. Not one that I would drink again.
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Rich O's. Clear yellow, white foam head. Aroma is sweet, big hop aroma, citrus, cotton candy. Flavor is clean, grape fruit, very bitter.