drfabulous (2948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as hoppy as I expected. A decent IPA but a little too much on the English side for my taste.
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bartender said they didnít know what style to call this, but putting it under IPA seems a good call. Itís a pale yellow brew with a slender white head. The aroma has some honey sweet pale malt in it, but thatís soon eclipsed by grapefruit, pine, and zest of lemon. The flavor tilts towards the hops, a light earthiness being added to the mix. The finish is a prolonged PNW bitterness. Good stuff.
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AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this offering on draft on a recent road trip to the brewery.
Served in a pub pint glass. Appears a golden amber color with over a inch of head.
This is the Lafayette Breweryís flagship offering.
Taste is quite citrusy with a good amount of the hop profile coming through. Itís not over the top hops, but is fairly balanced and is a very good effort. This isnít going to be a hop-lovers dream beer, but is a very good beer and is very enjoyable.
The mouthfeel is refreshing due to the juicy citrus coming through. There is very good lacing throughout the glass as I drink it.
This is a good beer to have as your flagship beer and to be know by. I could easily have drank several of these with no problem. Another solid offering from a very good brewery
DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at LBC. Heh, heh, heh! Fool your swill-drinking friends with this one! Suprisingly pale; in fact it looks just like a Budweiser. But that just makes the hops seem a little bit bigger. C&C hops are a big surprise in the nose, then in tasting. Good olí pine, pineapple & grapefruit, but none of the extreme flavors from an overhopped brew. Lip-puckering, but easy drinking at the same time!
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nothing beats Brewpub fresh IPA. 85 had a light golden color and was quite light bodied. balance was definately toward the hops in this brew grapefruit dominated the taste and the finish was quite bitter, although the malt does make itself known as the beer warms toward the end. this was an extremely well crafted IPA. too bad this brewery is 2 and a half hours away.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on tap at the brewery. The color is a medium amber. The smell is almost solely of hops. The taste is a very full hop taste. The grapefruit and floral hops are wonderful. Not much malt noticeable, but this is my kind of beer.
BBB63 (5408) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Indiana BG Fest: Light Golden hue with some head and lacing. Big hoppy piney nose with hints of grapefruit, apple, grass, barnyard, and butter. Fully bitter taste throughout, very little sweetness to be found. Dry finish. Thin-bodied, watery and lively mouthfeel, metallic feel. Hop heads may like this, but IMO this brew is not balanced enough to enjoy more than half a pint.
jaymobrown (1508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The weak nose does a good job of hiding the massive hops in this. Reportedly the bar's bestseller, this is very bitter, but nothing else. Clear -- see through -- yellow with microbubbles. Some butter flavors. Interesting, but there needs to be something else at work. Very long finish and quite enjoyable.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have a hard time staying away from this stuff. 85 is a real hop-soup. Itís not balanced real well, though. The mouth feel is too light and there is not a lot of malt balance. Iím no commercial brewer, but it appears that it is not florally hopped at the end like you would expect, but rather hopped at the beginning to add bitterness rather than aroma. Now, as to why I canít stay away from it...itís really extremely bitter, but in a good way. Nice and refreshing with a kick to it.