graggle (2) - indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Originally tried this at the Indiana brewers fest. Very floral nose bordering on sugary. Slight bitterness at the beginning with a clean hoppy finish. Definitely one of my favorite Indiana brews.
Ughsmash (7281) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Milwaukee Brewfest. Poured clear, lighter coppery-amber with a short beige head. The aroma picked up herbal and floral hops over toasted caramel, bready, and nutty malts.. OK balance, but the hop bill didn’t really do it for me. The flavor found spicy black pepper and earthy hops over warm bready malts.. fairly hot finish with pine resin bitterness. Medium-plus bodied with moderate overall bitterness.. OK feel and flow.. not my favorite of the day, but it was drinkable.
thedm (5028) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy and dough. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The soft flavor contained notes of mild hops floral and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
frank0830 (69) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2012
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 I bought a bottle of Four Horseman Hop Rush IPA from one of our local vendors over the weekend, not real sure what to expect. I wanted to save it until I was really ready for it as I have had high expectations for FH but always am disappointed. Turns out this is no different. Poured almost flat with little head in a clean FH pint glass which has only had FH beer in it. It sorta seems as though they grabbed the water from the St. Joe River and added a few hops and grains to it to get an awesome color, the color about the only thing going for it. The nose of this beer resembles the weed’s in the river but the body of the beer is awesome. Never had that before so I guess that also is a plus. As it warms, it seems to get a little better, though not sure if this high ABV is coming through. I think I paid a little more than $2 for this beer...the money would have been better spent buying a Colt 45. Don’t waste your money.
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Sweet brown sugar malt aroma. Clear deep copper with a minimal beige head and almost no carbonation. Flat metallic flavor. Medium flat body. When there was absolutely no little "fitz" sound when I opened the bottle, I began to suspect I got a lemon. I’ll have to re-rate this some time.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Owen & Engine. Pours dark amberish copper with small off-white head. Aromas of caramel malts and hints of citrus. Flavors of caramel malt, faint hop bitterness, and faint grapefruit. This does not resemble a DIPA in any way. Not really an imperial amber either. Kind of puzzling/
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. CXlear deep amber brew with small head. Aroma of malt, apricote, maybe some citrus hops. Taste is sweet malts, apricote, lightly hopped. An overwhelming metallic finish in the first few swallows that fades as you work your way through the glass. Thin but satisfying palate. This is a DIPA? Very light even for a single, very low hopped. Strikes me as more of a mildly hopped up amber or red, but emphasis on the mildly there. The 9% abv is totally cloaked though - not a hint of booziness here. Dudes - you gotta do something to stand out!
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and grapefruit rind aroma. Chestnut with minimal head. Chocolate caramel malt and moderately bitter orange/grapefruit peel flavor. Medium body. Pretty good - weird that it is so much darker than their APA.
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle was filled right to the top of the cap. Little carbonation. Little smell or taste. Vegetal, earthy smell, metallic, watery.
smity2220 (1) - fort wayne, USA - SEP 29, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. The aroma seemed nice. Head was visible for about 30 seconds. Very little carbonation. Metallic taste got stronger as the beer warmed up.