inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light citrus aroma, loads or caramel and some mild citrusy bitterness... medium to full body for an ipa but surprisingly light to drink. weird
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweetish hoppy aroma. Golden yellow with a foamy off white head. Candy sugar flavors, very sweet. Finish is dryish and lightly bitter. A sweetly centered ipa.
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/05/2009: Great Dane Texas Speedbump IPA... Aroma: Plenty of Amarillo hops in the nose; orange, hints of lemon. Appearance: Copper golder, transparent; really soft and frothy off-white head, solid lacing. Flavor: Nice caramel/toffee maltiness with a hint of nuttiness; moderate level of bitterness that has earthy, citrus, and floral characterisitcs. Palate: Feels mellow, creamy and smooth in the mouth. Overall: This is a great IPA and a great cask offering; I really enjoyed it; probably the best of all the beers I had here...
Draught (CASK) at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. in Madison (Hilldale), Wisconsin. Rating #64 for this beer.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy burnt orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and nuts. Flavor of nuts, earth, caramel malt, toasted grain, grass, light pine, and citrus with a bitter finish.
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear copper with a small white head. bread, doughy malts, grapefruit, pine, and caramel notes. seemed a bit stale. ok, not great.
BBB63 (5746) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Madison: Nice coppery hue with a nitro infused creamy white head which of course left excellent lace upon the glassware. the aroma has a nice resiny and grassy hop vapours, some grapefruit and orange esters, pepper and biscuity pale malts. The taste starts twangy and slightly acidic with a fair amount of hop bitterness balanced by the malt. The mouth feel is lively and crisp, good body for the style (likely attributed to the nitro pour methinks). Overall a pleasant surprise, a very quaffable IPA.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Wausau location under the Speedway IPA name. Light brown, with a little orange too it and a very nice clingy white head. Nice piney aroma, hoppy with a medium bitterness, very quaffable IPA.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the first beer I order whenever I visit The Great Dane. Pours a clear amber with a thin head. Aroma of of piney citrusy hops and caramel. Taste of citrus hops with plenty of malt sweetness to balance it out . This seems to be more of an English style IPA than American style, but you really can’t go wrong with this.
mrm1021 (23) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had as a sampler during lunch; no head (sampler glass); nice hoppy (some citrus) nose; good taste of hops but was expecting a bit more bitterness with the finish. May have done better with a full pint
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Great Dane Hilldale. Clear amber with an a medium beige head. Aroma of Amarillo hop, sweet malt, citrus and biscuity notes. Mild carbonation with taste of Amarillo and citrus hops, biscuit, light fruit and pale malt. Though it was decently balanced and finished up moderately bitter.