arkurzynski (1370) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can courtesy of shrubber85. Deep, hazy amber with fluffy, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of skunky hops and caramel corn. Flavor is more put together. Citrus and mild grapefruit hopping. A hint of the sweet caramel backbone malt. While the hop flavor is a bit scaled back, it is decent. A residual citrus hop bitterness. Could use a fresh dose of dry hops.
shrubber85 (6804) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Orange, sour milk and light ctirus hops aroma. Amber color with large white head. Sweet orange, light caramel malt, and moderately bitter citrus peel flavor. Decent enough - a bit light on the hops.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Clear amber body. White, fizzy head, slowly diminishing. Mild aroma of raw, leafy hops with hints of caramel and citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Certainly not a hop-forward IPA which is fine. Itís the leafy hop taste that drags this down from what could have been a clean, crisp, slightly bitter IPA. A bit of a mess.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2011
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours murky amber with a retentive head, Nose has a distinct vegetable or creamed corn aroma really dominating what ever else might be in there. Really there isnít a whole lot to say about it. There is some serious fermentation flaws here. If the brewer is reading please take this in a positive way. Just resolve the issue. I will try again and re-rate.
bluejacket74 (1180) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear orange/amber color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention is good, and thereís a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is some floral hops and sweet malt, but the aroma isnít too strong at all. Luckily the taste is stronger. The brew tastes like floral, earthy and grassy hops, and some caramel malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and creamy with good carbonation. Itís also smooth and easy to drink. Itís a good brew, I liked it. Definitely worth trying.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler purchased directly from brewery. Brewer suggested that the growlerís keep longer than most as long as you donít open it as they have a process that removes excess air. Iíd concur as Iíve had mine over a month and still had excellent carbonation. Cloudy copper amber color with a nice foamy head. Faint levels of floral and grassy notes in the beer.
Not the hoppy bitterness that I would expect, but very smooth and strong taste of citrus, pine with some grass and hay notes. More of an English IPA than an American IPA. Good carbonation as mentioned above. Medium mouthfeel with a lingering finish of pine and grassy earth notes.
Very smooth and refreshing and easy to drink. Goes down nicely on a hot summer day. Not the real hoppy American IPA some would expect, but rather more mild and gentle hop profile.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of frothy medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated slightly hazy orange colored body. The aroma was mild floral and hoppy. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Great Crescent.
Poured clear copper color with an average creamy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and soft malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Good balanced smooth brew.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
American Craft Beer Week 2009
5/16/2009: Great Crescent IPA has a vibrant orange color and is quite clear with a dense, foamy, and lasting beige head. Caramel malt, bittersweet orange and subtle citrus hops are in the aroma. This is a malty English-style IPA. It has a syrupy maltiness paired with sweet, citrusy hops. The hops flavor and more of the soft bitterness definitely kick in more on the second taste. This beer has a medium-full body and is very smooth. Overall this beer is balanced and enjoyable and a nice deviation from the typical hop-bomb IPAs. However, I bit more hoppiness would have been okay!
Draught at Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora, Indiana. Rating #1 for this beer.