Lafayette Tippecanoe Common Ale
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2009

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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowulf (91) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
The hoppy smell was accompanied by an extremely hoppy taste. The red body was very pleasing to the eye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2007
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2008
tap at brewery. now bottled. copper pour, carbonated, frothy white head. piney hop aroma. well hopped, caramel malts. very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3754) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2009
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.

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