Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
A half hearted IPA follows the right cues but fails to inspire any confidence. Even if it were the $3.00 happy hour special I would probably go with an alternative draft. You should do the same unless you happen to be looking for a few cheap ticks.
Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent bronze core rests beneath mocha colored head. Grapefruits, malt, and iced tea spiked with fruit juice lend this a short lived but bright profile.
Flavor / Palate - Grapefruit and rosy iced tea refresh the palate with a nice wave of flavor before fading like a quick sunset. The tease of bitterness fails to leave much of a trace. Without anything to support a promising start this beer becomes nothing more than a filler to pass time while watching sports with friends.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz mug at the nrwest location (Naperville, ). Pours a well hazed carmelized amber hue, darker hazy middle with some touches of orange glow on the edges. Cakey offwhite head atop stays as a firm thicker layer. Good retention and lacing, but the colors here end up muddled and darker, a bit murky. Aromas are bitter and hoppy, a toasty carmelized jab meets florals, earth and faint resiny pine. Touches of grapefruit and pithy citrus show some rind oils, a bit of toast and bready malts. Initial is medium bodied, a bit firmer with firm hoppy smack. Earth and florals meet soap, some distinct toasty biscuit, bread and crusty bready malts. Faint spice, grainy malts and biscuit. Some nice punchy citrus oils and juice, mellow florals. That biscuity/carmelized feel hits firmest in the middle while at other times that citrusy life jabs firmly. Backend is dry, a bit bitter and floral. Some soap, citrus rind and touches of earth. A bit bready, gentle touches of caramel. Trailing out to some bitter florals and graprefruit. The beer pours a bit ugly overall, the nose delivers some life but overall that firmer malt bill beneath is combated well by the hops but still seems a bit outdated overall. A bit biscuity and toasty instead of the cleaner, session worthy malt profiles that are in today. While it’s hop profile does give some decent pop at times and overall I can drink a decent amount, the beer itself just seems a bit played out.. A typical Brewpub Pale.
bpreo (1857) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very well made Pale Ale from Illinois. The Midwest struggles with this style, but not here.
geeklimit (226) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark amber, lathered head sticks to the glass and slow to dissipate. Malt aroma. Plain malt with an acrid, sour hops flavor. Sticky mouthfeel.
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Julie really didn't like she thought it was crazy hoppy but it was only a 56 ibu. She gives it a 0'3
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
umich03jm (2405) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap. Murky amber-copper pour with almost no head. Aromas are caramel, candied citrus and flowers. Tastes pretty bland. Very light bitterness. Faint caramel and citrus. Peppery finish with a bad aftertaste. Not good.
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/10/2014. On tab in Troy MI. Amber with a white head. Malty, caramel aromas with pine notes. Caramel flavors, malty finish. Bland at best.
chucklemation (650) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky copper with a white foam head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor is the same, with plenty of dry bitterness. I thought this was better than the rating. A solid ipa.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 oz draft sampler pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is malts and citrus.
DuffMan (7400) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Granite City Food & Beer in the Indianapolis airport, concourse A. Light amber, thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel and light cooked peaches. Sweet caramel with a moderate aspirin bitterness. Not great.