nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at GT. Slightly hazy yellow-orange-tan. Steady, frothy white head. Great appearance. The aroma, however, is muted, butter tinged. Some mild lager yeast tones, but it doesn’t really nail it. The hops are too biting, acrid. I want to like it, but there is a chemical harshness that takes away from any subtlety. Points for coming close, but needs some tweaking.
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours clear golden with a big foamy white head. Nose is a bit of herbal hopping, light bready malt, and a bit of spiciness. Taste is about the same, though there’s a bit of floral hops trying to get through. Maltier and not as crisp as I’d like. Light and very carbonated. A letdown.