auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. I’m conflicted about this example. A heavy, raw green hop character dominates both the nose and the flavor. Edges into some Simcoe-like lemon and cat character. I pegged this for a Double IPA. Pours a very pale golden, hazed with some white head. Feels like it could use more flavor hops and much, much more body to back. I like the hop flavor and character, but it gets a little coarse and overly bitter. One of the better beers here, but a little unbalanced, raw, green and unbridled.
DrSilverworm (6817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster on tap at Twenty Tap. Labeled "85 Pale Ale", 6.2%. Clear golden orange color. Minimal off-white head. Couple dots of lace. Smooth, crisp, kind of soft carbonation. Caramel malt up front... Some decent light citrus hops.. Lightly spicy. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Nothing great about this pale, but still decent. I sipped through most of my taster no problem.
mrjaxson (306) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Itís hard to call any beer ugly, but this one poured to a nonexistent head and a cloudy gold color with minimal carbonation. A faint wisp of citrus for an aroma but nice, grainy bitter taste.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to PaulUnwin. This one was just unimpressive. This could be a nice summer beer after having just mowed the lawn, itís refreshing but thatís its only redeeming quality.
markwise (4524) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to PaulUnwin for the share on this one. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is light malt, some bitter grapefruit, and some spices. I also would swear that I got some brett notes as well. Flavor is similar with notes of bitter citrus, and some funk along with a bit of hops. Light to medium in body.
unclemike (2280) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The weak nose does a good job of hiding the massive hops in this. Reportedly the barís 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.
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic yellow pour and hoppy aroma. The body on this one actually went well with dinner, with a finish that wasnít very bitter for an ipa.
patrick767 (3586) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft sample at Mad Anthony Oktobeerfest - Pours golden amd mostly clear with some lacing from the white head. The aroma is mainly citrus hops and one would expect from Cascade and Centennial. It tastes mainly of bittering hops. Thereís enough body to make that pleasant though I expected more complexity from those hop varieties. Itís mainly just bitter tasting. Iím not getting much in the way of citrus, floral, or other notes. Fairly good, but I may sample and rate this one again when I get the chance.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on draught as part of a sampler at the brewpub in Lafayette, Indiana. Hazy, dark yellow pour with a citrusy hoppy, grapefruit nose and flavor, and a sharp finish. Excellent!
Beerowulf (74) - , Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. Tastes of a DIPA with the ABV of an IPA. Citrus and hop overload. Named for the 85 IBUs.........and rightly so. Hopheads will love it (as I do) but this wonít be for everyone.
JaBier (4989) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Lafayette. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Citrusy c-hop aroma with a nice malt balance. Orange flavor up front balanced by malty sweetness and a bitter grapefruit finish. Solid IPA.