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RATINGS: 344   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3240) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Crushed with CaryTheDude after JakeBra mysteriously disappeared. Big deep red color with a sticky, off white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Taste is pretty excellent. Fruity, hoppy, great. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. Finish is long and sweet, a bit bitter. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and clear copper color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, some floral hoppiness, and just a tad fruity. Tastes of caramel, citrus, some spicy hops, and some fruitiness. The body was a little on the thinner side. Lacing left on the glass.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Amber-red color, medium-thick soapy white head. Light earthy hop aroma plus a significant vegetal character. Taste is real earthy, vegetal, and an odd mix of sweetness and hops on the finish. Weird.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 Thanks to General Gao for this 22 oz, bottled June 08. Murky, darkish red-copper. Small, creamy and lasting head deposits frosting on the glass. Aroma is a nice blend of resin, grapefruit, caramel, cocoa and orange. Flavor is similar but more earthy-spicy with notes of lemon juice, peppery ginger, eucalyptus and oak. Maybe a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. Medium-heavy body is mostly smooth, and spicy-tingly with a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Pours a dark, reddish-auburn color with a small, frothy, cream colored head. Tiny, random spots and flares of lace mark the glass. The aroma is downright strange, notes of candied ginger, caramel malt, citrus and floral hops, and an indiscernible vegetal element. Flavors are equally perplexing, caramel malts and grapefruit hops giving way to a vegetal, vinegary note. I swear it’s somewhat similar to ketchup. Odd....and off-putting. Medium bodied, with low to moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel doesn’t do anything to excite. This one is pretty bad, overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Bomber. Iíve always told people that ’weíll burn that bridge when we come to it’ so Iím certain to like this.. right?.. well.. not really. Poured clear copper with a nice initial cap of beige head that didnít stick around for too long.. enjoyed the color, though. The aroma picked up mostly sweet, but somewhat soured caramel malts with more sourness as it warmed up (uh-oh!). The flavor had tacky, sour medium-skinned fruits and caramel throughout with some floral and peppery bitter accents.. unfortunately the sourness steals the show and precludes the brew from ever getting on a good roll.. the finish picked up a citrus bouquet of pineapple and grapefruit, which was nice after fighting through the apparent infection (it actually finished with quite a hop impression). Medium-plus and ugly-bodied on the palate.. grainy sweetness and vinegary sournes took over, and a proper flow never happened. I had the same problem with my bomber of Anniversary.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured a clear garnet-orange color. The head was light tan with a faint orange tint. It retained itís height well and left some lace behind on the glass. Pleasant aroma of citrus fruits, caramel, and subdued cotton candy. There were also faint whiffs of cherry and fruity red wine. Medium to full bodied and semi-sweet with mild hop bitterness. Citrus (especially orange), pine, soft caramel, and alcohol dominated the flavor, but there were also cherry, spice, and earthy bark notes. The flavors really start to pop as the beer warms. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Draft at Hopcat. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex yeasty citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of average duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3824) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Nice pour. Even after sitting a bit in the basement. A sweet smell I often associate with strong ales. Oh yeah. There is that sweetness. Mix of strong ale and barley wine. Now we are talking. I poured half for the wife. Got to hope she doesn’t like it. Very nice. Rich and full of caramel. Hangs a bit in the aftertaste, but works for me overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, mahogany-hued body with a teeny tiny, off-white head. Smell: Blending of butterscotch and light caramel in the aroma with supporting notes of pine, unripened cherry, and toast. Taste: Toasty, sweet caramel and butterscotch maltiness. Lightly fruity. Earthy, piney hops with an assertive bitterness. A lingering bitterness tries to restrain the otherwise malty finish. Definitely hides its ABV well. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Drinkability: Not a bad little ASA. Far and away, it’s my favorite thing to come out of Lakefront.


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