JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler sample. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Malty aroma with some hop. Mostly malt flavor with some earthy hops on the back end.
Strykzone (6632) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel color. Faint hop aroma but lots of hop flavor. Some caramel malt for balance.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Mishawaka "brewpub": Amber hue with a good head and sticky lace. The aroma as notes of resiny and grassy hops, biscuity and caramel malts and a hint of DMS. The taste has clean bitterness balanced by pale and sweet malts, slightly medicinal tones are present. Short and doughy finish. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing. Very so-so, almost kit like in depth and quality.
Pailhead (6385) - 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.
Braudog (6290) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
At the Lincoln NE restaurant ... this is a ruddy orange color with no head. Citric, but in a orange-rindy bite kinda way, and thereís nothing to back it up. Vapid. At least the food was good.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, Maumee OH location. Pours a slightly hazy copper-orange body with a minimal off-white head. Some grapefruity hops over a light caramel malt base on the nose. The flavor is light citrusy and floral hops over a thin caramel malt base. A little sticky and clingy with soft carbonation. Probably the best of the 7 beers that I had that night, but thatís not really saying much.
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20oz tap..probably closer to 16oz poured. Unfiltered orange-tan, big steady beige head. Classic English hop aroma. Rather watery in body, thin and lacking depth. Toasty, mellow citrus hop balance. Tastes like the mall IPA it is, pretty unimpressive.
wlajwl (5675) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Earthy aroma and not nearly as much hops as expected for an IPA. Decent caramel maltiness, but still not as much in hops as needed to be considered an IPA. Decent as an EPA, not an IPA.
vyvvy (5643) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was easily the best of the bunch I had at Granite City. Pours copper with a wispy white head. The aroma has grapefruit hops along with toasted caramel malt. Medium / light body with soft carbonation. The hops on the taste is very nice with grapefruit pith and some bitterness. There is a sourness that detracts from the good points as well as some wateriness. An okay beer, but far from balanced.
thedm (5610) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This draft brew from our new restaurant/brewery in Fort Wayne, IN poured a head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was of piney hops. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of malt and piney hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.