ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very sweet aroma and fruity with a hint of hops. Crystal clear yellow body with thin off white head. Has an astringent flavor at the front of the tongue I hadnít noticed before. Goes away mostly admit warms. Iím shocked to see this beer so poorly rated. Iíve always liked this beer as a solid "local" IPA thatís considerably better than Summit EPA. Sure the clear body is contrary to the style and sure, this is a Minnesota beer brewed in Wisconsin. But otherwise you could do a lot worse.
Atom (2168) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear amber/copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and bready malts with some hops. Malt forward, bread and caramel, decent hop presence. Rather thin but drinkable.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Pineapple grapefruit hops, sweet caramel malt. Clear bright copper, with a moderate off white head. Caramel malt, resinous piney hops, a little metallic. Body seemed a little thin, the mouthfeel was rather tannic.
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hanger Room Firkin Fest, October, 2011. Labed. as "infused with local hops," so I am taking a guess this is the same beer. Good citrus hop aroma. Flavor has flowers and intense hop flavor, with more citrus. A few samples of this leaves a mild hop burn. Alcohol lingers in the aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 1/9/2010 Total Score: 3
Light brown color. The hops are there in the flavor and aroma, but the bitterness is light and balanced with the flavor of dry malt. A session style pale ale, and perhaps comparable to Summit EPA, at least in terms of an introductory beer, but less intense hop character than the Summit. On draught at Grumpyís Roseville.
portableparty (2292) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. Poured pale amber with little white soapy head that dissipates. Aroma is really nice and bright hop fruitiness and orange peel. Taste is big bright fruity hops and oranges with a malty bitter finish. Palate is medium clean and crisp.
Earlier Rating: 8/8/2011 Total Score: 2.8
On tap. Pour dark amber with a foamy sticky kahki head and leaves sticky lacing. Aroma is malt metallic and no real noticable hops. Taste is bitter hops and bready caramel malt. Palate is medium feel with a gritty chaulky finish.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An already nice IPA with even more fantastic hoppy aroma! I suggest you pick some of this up.
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2011 Total Score: 3.2
A nice, crisp IPA. Served on tap at Mad Cappers in Stillwater. Cheers!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of dougofthefuture. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a nice amber-copper color with a thin white head that very quickly recedes into a thin collar. The nose has some slight floral elements along with a lot of bread and some caramel. Very reminiscent of Dogfish 60. Flavor is similar with more of a malt emphasis. Even for an English IPA, this is really malt heavy. Very slight dryness to the finish. Brew itself is rather chewy. Decent enough, but nothing out of the ordinary.
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jan 29, 2012 tap at valley tap house. Cloudy orangish brown pour with some head and lacing. Weak hoppy aroma and taste is mild but nicely balanced.
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle shared by Mr. Pickles. Filtered. Orange tan with a large white head. Old school sort of Burton style aroma, some mild tropical tones..but a little odd. A little buttery, butterscotch. Some flowery action, sort of an English feel. OK, but. A little sub par.
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours amber with a fluffy light tan head. Pretty caramelly, with almost chocolate notes in the nose. Light piney hops--pretty subtle. Tastes a little watery, with a big malt base and some spicy, piney hops. Real sharp on the finish--not sure if thatís hops or alcohol. Nicely carbonated, but a little watery. Kinda meh on this one.