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Great Dane Texas Speedbump IPA
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. poured a clear orange color. Head was thin, white, and left some nice lace on the glass. Attractive aroma of grapefruity hops, toffee, and malty cereal grain. Crisp and slightly sweet on the tongue with assertive hop bitterness quickly overcoming the sweetness. Medium bodied with grapefruit, malty caramel, and toffee flavors. Very good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 7, 2007
On cask.
Pours a clear headless amber red. Aroma is very fruity, citrus, floral, some pine notes as well. Flavor follows the aroma and backs it up with a good caramel-malt backbone. Palate is a bit flat and watery, as one would expect from a cask-drawn ale. I found this to be much better balanced than the standard CO2-drawn version.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2006
#932, On tap at the brewery while on a trip thanks to the University of Wisconsin. Aparently cask. Clear with no head, nose is flat taste is sweet with lots of rose perfume and hops. Sharp towards the end and as warms even more.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Handpull. Clear amber body with off white head, lasting cover. The aroma is light, soem grapefruit and pine. The flavor is dry, mostly resinous pine. The mouthfeel is thin and watery.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2006
From the tap, served in a imperial pint glass. Made a decent appearance, poured a clear reddish amber with a foamy beige head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing, moderate carbonation. Had a citric rind nose with a sweet maltiness in the background. A crisp, smooth medium bodied mouth feel, average AIPA drinkability. Citric rind and floral earthy hop taste, mildly bitter on the tongue, that homebrew nugget flavor that I am not a fan of, a slight fruitiness follows the initial hop taste, a buried sweet maltiness that stay below the surface and a dryish citric and earthy finish. When I went into the Great Dane for the first time on my recent visit to Madison, I had checked past reviews and was looking forward to trying this, so maybe my expectations were too high, but this was disappointing, an average AIPA at best, maybe I just got the end of, or a bad batch of this brew, the only really off beer I had at the Dane.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2006
On tap at Fitchburg Great Dane location. The bronze colored body retained a thin layer of head within the small sampler glass. Muted hop notes competed with soy nuts, spruce and oak for the affection of my nose. Within the body I found a nice subtle hop flavor balanced with a mild bitterness, pine needles, caramelized onions and orange peels. At the finish, it become more citrusy. I believe this one was offered on cask the day I visited (May 13, 2006)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2006
Had on tap at brewpub.Pours a nice dark amber color with nice head.Great piney hop nose on this one.Great hop presence followed by caramel malts.A touch of thinness in the body,but overall real good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biermensch (64) - USA - FEB 26, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma of pine suggests dry hopping. Nice amber appearance with a thin, lacy head. Tastes of roasted malt and bitter hops. Has a surprising bite for a Great Dane offering - a pleasant surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alemale (5) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2005 does not count
From the beer engine. Amber color, no/little head, which was surprising. Very bitter and hoppy, I enjoyed this thoroughly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Hoppy. Very hoppy. Finally something in a beer around here. Not too much flavor after that but I’m grateful for this. Bitter. Some cookie flavors as well. Perhaps my favorite one that I had.


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