shrubber85 (10243) - 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.
queenholly (3613) - 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.
mintzmeet (426) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great typical lager taste, light wheat nose. Slight skunky bitters taste but not overly. Pretty thick sticky palate. Foam tastes like mustard
Lemke10 (956) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden yellow color. Poured extremely foamy for some reason. Scent is mostly of malts and grains giving it an almost sour scent. Has a very dry taste due to the yeast. There must be a decent amount of yeast in the beer because well after pouring I’m still seeing carbonation shooting to the top. Rather crisp and clean tasting but not too flavorful. Certainly drinkable but has room for improvement.
Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, 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.
DrnkMcDermott (2988) - 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.
wlajwl (5502) - 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.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden color with a thin white head and a mild grainy aroma. The flavor has hints of citrus and wheat with a moderately malty mouth feel and a bitter, skunky finish.
Patrickctenchi (5786) - 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.
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.