XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice golden amber color with short white head. Has a super nice bitterness with a nice malt.
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jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is somewhat lacking for your typical IPA. Taste is pretty descent for having an IPA that is more balanced with malt and hop, but could be better. Would like to see this be a little more hoppy it being an IPA, but nonetheless, good enough to drink again.
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is sort of a dark amber color with a white head. Quite malty and sweet with minimal hop aroma. A hint of floral hops and maybe a touch of citrus peel. The flavor is similarly lacking in the hop department. Bread and toffee are the prominent flavors with a little caramel, too. Mild floral hop flavor and very little in the way of bitterness.
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange brown with a touch of off white head that laces nicely. Nose and taste are earthy, sweet, a nice balanced hop & malt profile. Better than I expected from the reviews. Solid brew would definately drink this beer again
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of MatSciGuy. Thanks, Levi! Pours a deep orange color approaching amber; fine-bubbled, light tan head with nice retention and lacing. Heavily candied aroma, showing plenty of plenty of fruitiness and sticky-sweet malts. Definitely on the sweet side, with a somewhat cloying mouthfeel: lots of sticky candied fruits, with even some hints of caramel and a touch of oxidation; decent core bitterness, but why on earth would I want a serious malt backbone in an IPA? Cloying, crystalline, and just hard to drink all that much of. Modest finish showing light tea-like tannins and some lingering bitterness.
ElGaucho (2161) - 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 (1212) - 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 (2612) - 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 (4287) - 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 (1908) - 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.