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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hopheads crusade on a heroic quest for the holy grail of India Pale Ales. The subconscious composes paradisiacal scenes of malty waves crashing on a ripe lupulin landscape cascading hop flavors and aromas in profuse abundance. With humble confidence we offer this brew as fantasy made reality. Balanced in every detail and gushing resinous, exceptional citrus flavors and aromas that collaborate with soft bready notes surrendered from premium English golden malted barley, this beer is a tropical dreamscape. Epic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duchowbob (9) - Windsor, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
Classic ipa with resiny citrus/ fruit piney-hop aroma --balanced with clean maltiness - excellent balance...BRILLIANT

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
parkerj (14) - - JAN 28, 2014
The first thing that hit me with this beer was a great citrus aroma. The taste followed very well, with a blast of a very refreshing citrus flavor. Iím really liking this one...surprising that itís not rated higher, but I guess they used to use different hops?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (316) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2014
Excellent IPA brewed here in Madison. Might just be the best one around here. Nice orange body. Powerful hoppy earthy aroma. Very tasty. Can?t wait for bottles to come out

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On tap at The Free House - Wow, surprised at some of the meh rankings for this one. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy off white head. Nose is huge citrus and tropical fruit, with some notes of pine and dank onion mixed in (though this is real subtle). Thereís a dry bread malt base, but the hops are the show here. Super juicy. Taste is a bit more subdued, with the citrus and fruit mixing with the dry bread malt to create a very drinkable IPA that still has an abundance of flavor. If this came in 6 packs I could see it being very dangerous--flavor-packed without causing burnout after a couple. Pretty full-bodied for the style, with ample carbonation that doesnít get in the way of the flavor. I agree wtih Greg--in the WI IPA landscape, this is a standout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap, been wanting to try this one for awhile now, glad I finally got the chance, pours a hazy orange with a thick white head with lots of lacing, the aroma is huge, tons of citrus and mango and other tropical fruits, but not wet and dank hops, really fresh and bright, the flavor is much of the same, citra overload on the front end with a crisp finish, malt is light and crisp in the finish and doesnít get in the way, bright mouthfeel and finish, damn guys, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1342) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at Dexters. Pours an orangey copper with a bit of a white head. Aroma has fresh fruit, citrus, pine and a touch of caramel. Taste is of sweet luscious fruits, led by mangoes & pineapple. Some grapefruit and lemon zest show up nicely. Very citra heavy, but perhaps a nice mosiac blend in there as well?? Just the touch of caramel in the backbone, but this is very hop forward, and the sweetness comes mostly from the hops. Medium bodied and just a bit sticky. Finishes well balanced between hoppy bitter and hoppy sweet with some length and some stickiness. This was very well done. 15+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5838) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Hazy golden beer. Sends off a dirty citrus aroma and drinks with a sticky, orange/tropical fruit flavor profile. Quite nice and very drinkable. (#5107, 7/2/2013)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Tap at Mickeys. Hazy orange tan body, steady creamy off-white head. Quite an excellent beer, bolder and deeper than most WI IPAs by a long shot. Big citra flavor, challenging and enjoyable. Very modern IPA, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
On draught at the Karben4 brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of solid three cís hops with a touch more on the Cascade side, light caramel and a touch of grapefruit. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of citrus zest, a touch of tart apple and some caramel malt. Finish is semi-dry with a long lingering hop bitterness aftertaste. Tongue shocker scale: six to seven minutes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1284) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Hazy medium amber. Good sized creamy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy. Citrusy. Orange. Grapefruit. Tropical. Caramel to balance. Lighter medium body. Hoppy but moderate bitterness. Very nice balance throughout. Fairly dry. Some floral. Balanced sweetness. Broken record... nice balance. Clean. Not oily. Smooth. Good solid brew but doesnít blow the doors off. Glad I was able to try it before moving out of WI.

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