Pailhead (6025) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap: The aroma consists of light-moderate caramel, fruit, faint citrus, and florals. Itís a hazy amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thick ring. There is a thick sheet of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick moderate and a touch of fruit. The finish has light-moderate florals and light pine. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, itís solid, but English IPAs arenít my favorite.
kathouse (1374) - Nevada, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Listed here as a pale ale, but actually an English IPA. Citrus and grassy hop aromas. Tasty body with a bready malt and heavy hop flavors of citrus, pine, and hay.
deyholla (8902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the tap at the St. Cloud location. Pours a near clear orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of flora and sweet citrus with sweet grains backing. Flavor has musty grain and earthy citrus backed by a bit of flora and butterscotch backing.
undsioux7 (868) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with an off white head. Caramel pine and citrus weíre there but it was really in the back reindeer and it didnít offer much else. As with most gc beers its,not offensive but not very exciting Either.
ozzy70 (271) - - AUG 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap sample at Omaha, NE. location. Pours golden, with small white head. Aroma of hops and citrus.. Taste is bitter with strong aftertaste.
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, graininess, earthiness, pine, light citrus and light dankness. Palate was light bodied and smooth wth a dry finish. Flavors of bread,earthiness and citrus with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orange amber with a white head. Mild hoppy bitterness, with grassy and herbal notes, some light toffee malty sweetness, and a hint of hoppy astrigency in the finish. Ehh, not great, but the balance makes it actually decently drinkable.
Brigadier (3325) - 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 (6487) - 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 itís 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 (2187) - 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.