islay (1100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
My 1000th rating! Fortunately, Iím not into round numbers. 2 oz. or smaller pour, on tap at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Consumed on 6-7-14. Listed as "Indeed Shenanigans Mojito Infusion." Pours a cloudy, pale, yellowish color. Mint, pineapple, and lime scents, as advertized. Smells like a malternative beverage. The flavor? Well, yuck! Pineapple, mint, and lime flavor elements. Herbal, vegetal, disgusting taste. Light body. Limes, mint, and beer do not mix! I got the chance literally to use a dump bucket. This is gross, and itís easily one of the worst few beers Iíve ever had. The appearance and palate were fine, and I didnít want to give it a 1 for flavor because I still think a worse flavor is theoretically possible, so my aggregate rating understates just how awful this beer was. Perhaps it is fitting that my thousandth rating is an obscure, tap-only, festival release from a Minnesota brewery, but I sure did pick a bad one. For the record, I passed 1000 ratings during the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest and was not even thinking about which one would represent my thousandth. Well, at least it ended up being a memorable one.
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewery. This is far better than the standard Shenanigans. Opaque yellow and a thicker palate than the base beer. Lots of mint and the lime is there as well. Sweet, and a good summer beer.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Poured a hazy orange with a thin tight soapy head that fades to a wispy film. Aroma had strong mint almost came off like spice and faint lime and malt. Taste was more strong mint some lime and biscuit, the mint is overpowering. Palate was thin and dry.
DalzAle (1977) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Indeed. Hazy orange pour, minty aroma. Flavor tastes like hints of wheat beer, but just after youíve spit out some mint gum. Not terrible, but not going to be ordering it again.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at the 2013 St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, Cloudy straw pour, lime and mint aroma, taste is like a mojito, not bad