lukemundy (33) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet and fruity. There's not a whole lot of hop flavors that come through on this... practically none of the dry bitter finish you'd expect. It's not a bad tasting beer; it's just not a very good IPA.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Carbonation is the most apparent tasting note in this bland IPA- the packaging is the strongest feature. The bottle design is simple and cool, but the beer doesnít live up to the neat logos.
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured slightly cloudy medium orange with a dense, sticky, well-retained white head. The aroma picked up grassy and grainy notes plus detergent over an odd blend of toffee, fruity, and caramel notes.. not offensive, but not enticing. The flavor found muddled, mostly fruit and citrusy bitterness over bready malt, honey, and a touch of caramel.. lots of lingering citrus bitterness on the finish.. a hair better than the nose, but still not all that good. Light-medium bodied, bitter, and scratchy on the palate.. lots of residual sugars in the end.. just an OK flow to it.
jstraw (1959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden-amber with big, foamy, beige head / Dry, musty nose of barley and citrus / Medium body, very sweet, somewhat malty and syrupy, with lots of bitterness / Sweet flavors of dry hop and muted grapefruit and orange / Needs work.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Iím so proud of them for spending 2 years coming up with the perfect IPA recipe. Unfortunately, I think they are definitely in the wrong business. Pours deep amber, super dark. Caramel, faint resiny hops, bland malt and a touch of fruit. On tasting, there is a mild bitterness, almost no hop flavor. The caramel is overwhelming. What the hell were they thinking? This is an abomination as far as IPAs are concerned.
HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber pour. Aroma of sweet malt. Some herbal and pine hops. Flavor is mostly iced-tea and mild hop bitterness. Apparent sweet malt. Lots of cardboard and bland malts. I donít want to drink this any more. I thought this was supposed to be an exciting new Chicago brewery not another Minhas disaster.
crossovert (10894) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
sweet, sweet, uhh sweet, far too much for an ipa. The kicker it it has absolutely 0 hops in the taste or aroma, 0.
BeerSquare (117) - - SEP 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a middling example of a beer. . . I canít call it bad, and nothing really fails in it, but nor can I call it a true IPA, or really recommend it.
Agree with many of the other comments that the more pronounced flavors are actually malt / barley. It has a very "pilsner" look and taste to it, which is something I really donít like in IPAs (fine in pilsners!).
The dry booziness gives a clean finish, but thereís just not anything about this I can really recommend. Iíll save the rest of my 6 pack for friends who lament they canít appreciate IPAs, as theyíll be able to drink it without spraining a taste bud.
jzimmerman21 (3) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well balanced, clean finish. You have several of these and not get overwhelmed by hoppiness. An easy drinking malty IPA. Anxious to see if it changes once itís brewed at its home in Chicago, since itís a contact brew for now.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 12 ounce bottle. Ahhhh, Minhas. I wish I hadnít seen your name when I retrieved this rating page. It has a clear, amber color and there isnít much bubble action. The foam hangs out on top like stagnant, dimpled, cellulite epithelium. Subtle pine smell. The flavor is pine, malts, citrus hops and booze. I didnít pick up on any spiciness, as you may expect with cascade hops. Itís stale and generally unpleasant. I give it a C.