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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Pure Milwaukee Genius Series 1: Made with three styles of fresh American hops and fruity ale yeast that requires greater fermentation, it finishes with a dark amber appearance, spicy hop flavor and bold, malty backbone. The punch this potent brew packs reminds us all that when you want to make a point, youíre better off making a statement.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Sampled on 5/21/2010. This American Strong Ale pours a reddish amber color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with good lacing and nice retention. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar and sweet. Medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel, bready, and sweet. The hops are floral and citrusy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Very smooth tasting. Nice beer, not over the top, but a lot of flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Served from a 22 oz bottle from Baronís. The appearance is a very unfiltered and chunky brown with a light brown head. Very gross looking with the chunks in suspension. Aromas of sweet caramel, cotton candy, and a spicy hop. The flavors start with a nice spicy hop, followed with a hearty malt backing that rides on the palate for a while. Some nice bitter on the sides, and light amounts of caramel too. A bit of alcohol burn at times. Overall a solid just about average brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3779) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is of hops, caramel and spice. Taste is hoppy with hints of leaves, caramel, spice and malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy dark amber to light brown with a medium, light tan, creamy-bubbly head, good retention. Aroma is medium caramel, toffee malt, alcohol, medium hops (floral, perfume, fruit) with fruity esters. Flavor is medium caramel sweetness, dark fruit of raisin, figs, and dates; alcohol, medium hop flavor and bitterness. Full body, moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bomber. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Sweet vinous hop resins, light vine and grassy tones. A mild roasted hoppiness somewhat reminiscent of a black ipa, quite nice. Spicy and green hop tones lead to a nice bitterness accented by minerals and a mild sweetness that almost has a mint like tone in contrast to the spicy hoppiness. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle shared at a brew day. Pours a dark red with yellowish head. Nose is crystal malt, spicy hops and light fruity notes. Not really boozy in the nose. Dust and a bit of carboard. On tasting, the hops are a bit more pronounced, the bitterness living up towards the crystal malt. Still, just not very focused. Okay.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Poured hazy amber brown, diacetyl, alcohol, citrus hops, caramel malts, little nutty.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierwolf (4) - glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2010 does not count
This brew pours a thick brownish head that forms a nice lace-work as the glass empties. When held up to the light this beer is a clear, very deep ruby-red color (looks like a schwartzbier when not held up to the light). The aroma is of very fresh hops; I would guess that this brew is generously dry-hopped. As the beer warms in the glass, some caramel malt is noticeable under the hop aroma. Fresh, powerful, quality hops are what dominate the taste as well, beneath the hops are flavors of dark malt, toasted malt, and most subtly, caramel malt with a medium-high level of hop bitterness. If I didnít know this was an ale I would guess that it was a lager, the taste has that clean, well roundedness that good lagers do. This beer has a very lively taste due to its not being pasteurized (no odd cooked flavors), unfortunately not all of Lakefrontís beers fare this well. This brew is full bodied with a mouthfeel that is creamy and velvety which is supported by lively, tiny-bubbled carbonation. The finish is long and complex with strong hops giving way to dark malt, hop bitterness, then the caramel malts stay with you. The warming sensation of the alcohol is pleasant. I would recommend this beer to those who like the strong flavors and aromas of classic hops with dark malt underneath (this combination is somewhat rare). This is definitely a BIG beer, and due to its hoppy nature, it is also a great belcher (wine drinkers eat your hearts out)! The only reason that I didnít give this one an even higher score is because I think that the hops are too dominant in the flavor, and as a result the flavor of the malt gets buried. Six months of aging, however, may bring things into balance!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Amber coloured body with copper highlights and a thinnish tan head. Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, citrus, caramel and a touch of nuttiness. Full-bodied; Very chewy flavours with alcohol, hops and sweetness coming through most. Aftertaste is very strong, with a lot of alcohol warmth around, a touch of caramel sweetness and some hops too. Overall, a decent Imperial IPA, perhaps a bit too strong for me though, and nothing special. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased earlier in the day from Mondo Vino in Denver, Colorado on 12-February-2010, sampled in Breckenridge, Colorado.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Do I have to say I got it from bu11zeye, ícuz I didnít! I think I got it in a trade, but maybe this was a find at Whole Foods. Who knows! What I do know is this is a yummy brew. Copper with a bit of cloudiness and a strong off white head. Nice light maltiness and fruitiness. Lil hop punch, and a bit of alcohol. All around yummy brew. One of those where the total sum is greater than the parts.


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