shrubber85 (7746) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light malt and grapefruit/orange hops aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Lightly sweet malt and moderately bitter grapefruit/pine hops flavor. Nicely hoppy lager.
wlajwl (3932) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is very faintly lemon-based while the appearance is weird, with the head being as gigantic as a Belgian beer and has sediment in it unlike most pale lagers. I assume the sediment is supposed to help with the flavor of this but the actual flavor isn’t much, with a little bit of lemons and pale malt being there although in the background.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straw yellow with a chicken soup look to it and a mammoth mound of shaving cream on top and foamy lacing. Aroma of mega grains, sour and sweet malt, not the most inviting start. Malted and sweet it has a very weird consistency and not much else going on.
Patrickctenchi (3814) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Huge white head....over hazy yellow-gold body.
Scent is grain...lemon-lime.
Taste is herbal sweet, malty.
Almost like a tart cream ale.
Grassy, herbal bitter...thin and weak.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft. Poured a clear light orange color with a thin white head. Not much in the way of aroma other than a whiff of corn. Light bodied, watery, uninspiring. Dry with pale malt and an odd flavor akin to vanilla. Not at all appealing.
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle
If this is indicative of the quality of most Hub City beers then I don’t think I will be picking up any more unless it is to fill out a mix six pack. Boring and predictable this is a subpar pale ale that wasn’t even worth the $1.89 price tag.
Aroma / Appearance - The gushing white head was the first sign this was slightly off. Finally a bronze transparent base formed that was generic and somewhat uninteresting after an initial glance. The nose was grainy with hints of lime tossed into an average lawnmower beer.
Flavor / Palate - Corn chips marinated in a stew accented by dry handfuls of half dead grass aren’t that appealing after a couple of sips. Mercifully it fades very quickly. This is the sort of beer that feels phoned in.
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light malt and citrus aroma. Yellow with a small white head. Malt flavor with a faint pine hops bitterness. Light bodied. Pleasant light brew.
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Variety 6 pack from Sullivan’s, Princeton, IL. Pours a little more golden or brassy than the average plain beer. Short, fizzy head supported by a steady stream of bubbles. But kind of hazy for a beer that shouldn’t be. Smell is a trifle oxidized. Taste starts with a bit of all malt, but winds up with some phenol. Despite having been picked up in the store’s cooler, I wonder if it might be old. I’m all for supporting beers in my home state, but these folks need to work out their QC.
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2011
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a very pale yellow with a HUGE white soapy head, almost took up the entire pint glass, yikes, aroma is plain awful, metal mixed with corn and the odd stench of dirty feet, flavor is very sweet with grain and has a metallic finish, wow, I have not had one good experience with this brewery at all.
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours yellow-gold with a 1 finger, quickly receding white head. Aroma and flavor are both of stale grain, a touch of toast and... something, unpleasant, hard to put my finger on. Kind of chemical-y, maybe fusel alcohols or something. Firmly in the meh category.