cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub, Iím hoping I got a bad batch or something because this was not what I expected, pours an unclear orange color with no head, aroma is more malt than hops and the flavor is much of the same, very thick and not very enjoyable, hardly no hop notes to it. Iíll have to go back and give this one another shot.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at the brewpub. pours hazed orange with white head. nose passion fruit, alc, peach, cotton candy. flavor is syrupy sweet cotton candy alc peach melon, syrupy sticky body. Too sweet and underattenuated. one of those really messy iipa.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice IPA. This beer pours a orange color with a big white head. Lots of lacing around the glass that sticks throughout. Smell is floral with hops and citrus. A very smooth taste of citrus and hops. Good stuff!
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub - Amber pour with a small foamy white head. The hops are really muted on the nose. They donít smell particularly fresh or pungent, with just a bit of citrus, light malt, and a bit of sharp booze. Taste is light citrus hops with tons of sweet malt and some grassy finishing hops. Too much heat on the finish though--you really feel the 8.5%. Itís medium-bodied, with a nice smooth body, but the imbalance of malt over hops is weird. Just didnít expect that from this beer.
arkurzynski (1394) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewery. Amber red with some head. Fairly light on the hopping for the style, at least in the nose. Ok bitterness. Not the best not the worst. Not a repeat.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours dark copper. Aroma with lot os piney hops and some fruity esters. Flavor is expected from a DIPA and finishes fairly bitter. I would probably try this again should I return to Mt Horeb.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Ah, now this is more like it. I had low expectations for this one after drinking their frankly disastrous American IPA. This one has a nice malty aroma with alcohol and piney but crisp hop bitterness. Flavor is malty-sweet without being sugary, a touch of dried citrus, and bold, assertive piney hops that never quite become dish-soap overbearing. Nice chunky palate with lively carbonation. This is a top-notch traditional imperial IPA.
nuplastikk (4126) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Honestly, this one was a let down. Amber-brown color. Good beer in some ways, but tastes closer to a raisiny barleywine than a IIPA. The malt dominates, very sweet, thick, and sticky. Too light on the hops for the style.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Dirty caramel, quite thick, dark, moderate to large foamy off-white head, a few rings of lacing.   Nose is somewhat mealy and biscuity.   Does have a bit of a sweet citrus peel aspect.   on the tongue it is rather mealy.   While feeling heavy, it is not all that IPA related.   Heavy cereal notes, slight astringency, not enough hop flavors.   This one seem too much on the malt side versus on the hop side.   Not all that well balanced, needs more bitterness to counteract the heavy maltiness.   Too cereal oriented, to the point that its hard to drink, espepcially at 9% ABV.   This one comes across as a very rudimentary IIPA, without the sweet citrusy malt that most come to expect.   This one was certainly had to drink.   Not bad, but the astringent mealiness was too much.   Body and mouthfeel were moderate, ableit very sticky.   Finishes with this astringent mealy aspect that simply detracts from the beer.   This is one hard to drink 22oz IIPA from Grumpy Troll.
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from my Wisconsin hook up. Thanks Jamie. Very nice beer for my 900th rating. Nice hazy pour a definite aroma of hop(Not an explosion but it was present) I detected some grapfruit with a hoppy finish. Not bad. I rather enjoyed this.