gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on draught as part of a sampler at the brewpub in Lafayette, Indiana. Hazy, dark orange pour with a bright citrusy nose, potent piney hoppiness, unusual but very good!
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Nice, lightly pungent aroma in Cascade-type hops, gummy and fresh. Pours a copper-gold, with a rim in whitish. Flavor is really solid. A fresh blast of hop flavor in that lightly spice, spruce and orange over a well-bodied, but not too sweet malt back. A balanced, fresh delicate beer. A real solid drink, that’s bright and sprightly with nice character across the board. Very enjoyable.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma is woodsy caramel, pine. appearance is hazy deep gold/amber. medium carb, touch of lacing, pockets of film head linger. flavor is pine, darkened malty, errant fleeting fruits, unique pine character creates balance with excellent caramel. i thought this was an APA as i enjoyed it, the style label here explains some of the ’?’ that floated above my head but nothing explains how interesting and excellent this is.
jcwattsrugger (12129) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a rich off white head that laces and gold/amber color. Aroma is nice northwest hops-grapefruit/lemon zest (cascade? and Amarillo). Taste is nice northwest hops-grapefruit/lemon zest-bitter (cascade? and Amarillo), some medium malt. Dry/bitter finish.
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Double Dry-Hopped Cask
7/18/2009: Tippecanoe Dry-Hopped Common comes out amber-colored with a frothy head from the cask. The aroma reminds me of Simcoe hops and it has a sweet orange flavor with a smoky malt finish. It has a soft calm body. Overall this is definitely an interesting beer with a good play between the underlying brew and the fragrant dry-hopping. I wish that I could have had an entire pint of this beer!
Cask sample(s) at the 14th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rating #16 for this beer.
Beerowulf (88) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into lager glass. Pours cloudy amber with 1 finger head. Maltyat first and good, sour finish. Not familiar with the California Common style but like it alot. Worth buying in a sixer if available.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The hoppy smell was accompanied by an extremely hoppy taste. The red body was very pleasing to the eye.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap this poured a clear amber body with almost no head. The aroma is surprizingly hoppy, grapefruit and lemon zest with a touch of pine. Underneath it all is a quietly sweet pale malt that is more detectable in the flavor. The hoppy bitterness actually increases in the flavor, burying the malt, and lasting well into the finish. Tasty and refreshing. I could see drinking a whole bunch of these.
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waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewery. now bottled. copper pour, carbonated, frothy white head. piney hop aroma. well hopped, caramel malts. very nice.
tmoreau (3573) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. gift bottle from Dave T. at DLD from one of the many share tables. Poured into a festival glass an orange amber with an off white, bubbly foam head and clingy curtains of lacing. The aroma was a pleasant combo of grapefruit, orange rind, and a little sweetness, along with a touch of resin. The flavor was less impressive than the aroma but supplied some dryness, caramelly malt, more pine than the nose, and a distinct and consistent hop bitterness. Crisp to the tongue and a little less than medium bodied, but very sessionable.