wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours medium orange. Nose is citrus and bitter citrus to rinds with some fruitiness. Nose also has stinger elements of a sweet muddled bready malt character. Flavor is citrusy but again comes out with some almost nutty, biscuity, crackery, and toasted bread malt the messes it up for me. Green grassy and lasting bitterness. This one is a bit over the top in my opinion.
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle served in my GI IPA tulip: Nice glowing coppery hue with a long lasting head and good lace. The aroma has heavy notes of orange rind, onion, catty, resiny, pink grapefruit and light mango from the hops. Very minimal pale malt notes. The taste is quite straight forward and one note. Heavy alpha acid bitterness with some citrus tones. What malt character there is is almost chalky. The mouth feel is aggressive and biting. I must say I am disappointed with this brew after the enjoyment that is Flat 12 Porter. Just drinkable.
queenholly (2919) - 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 (456) - 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 (581) - 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 (5996) - 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 (2696) - 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 (2930) - 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.