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RATINGS: 353   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, you’re better off making a statement.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Date: 06/21/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel and butterscotch aroma with earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel and butterscotch flavor, touch of fruity sweetness, balanced with lots of earthyness, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2008
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, resin, pine, alcohol, caramel malt, and a little plastic. Poured dark copper with a hint of amber in color and a large, creamy, dense, rocky, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of hops, resin, salt, pine, caramel malts, and toffee. Medium to full body. Smooth, creamy texture. Average carbonation. Resinous, slightly dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle.Dark copper, not much of a head.Aroma a strong mix matl and hops. Thick and creamy to the palate. Flavor is a malt start, hop middle and a finish that is a mix of alcohol and spices. A very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4562) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Big props to Skyview for bringing this back for us all! Dark copper color with a thin head. Plenty of citrus and caramel aroma. Much more of the same flavor. Slightly astringent bitterness towards the finish. Chewy and nearly bready.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
The aroma is hoppy with caramel malt. The appearance is amber brown with a large head. The flavor is bitter and sweet. The palate is thin. Overall it’s pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carson (5) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2008 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2008 This was the best beer at Locust Street Day by far. Esters of grapefruit dominate. However, some that I’ve had since have not been as good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Pours deep coppery with ruby highlights and 3-fingers of off-white head. Nose is toasty caramel malt, hops, brown sugar, spicy yeast, figgy fruit. Tastes very hoppy, with caramel malt, brown sugar, figgy fruit, port, berries, and some spicy notes. Palate is rich, complex, malty, hoppy, and fruity, with a nice balance. My 2 year old daughter smelled this and said, "Strawberry" Indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
22oz bottle. Clear auburn with a two finger yellowish beige head, good retention. Resiny pine and spicy hops up front with some scorched caramel, brown sugar and raisins in the background. Flavor pretty well follows suitwith the pine, caramel and raisins dominating, and the addition of some woody notes. Semi-dry finish with bitterness peaking around a 4. Alcohol masked well until it warms up then it tastes like all of its 8%. Burps pine and pineapple. Smooth full body with light to moderate carbonation. Pretty good beer, though it seems a lot like many ASA?s I?ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Pours a reddish ruby color, with a fizzy white head, and a fair amount of lacing. Sweet floral piney hops in the nose, vanilla, and caramel. Hoppy flavors, with caramel malts, citrus, pine, some wooden character, with a smooth vanilla finish. Sticky mouthfeel, pretty refreshing considering the style. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2008
I thought this was a pretty pleasant APA/type beer when I sampled it last week. It didn’t blow my mind, but it struck me as being assertively hoppy and well balanced. I’d happily have it again. It poured a dark amber color with abundant cumulus-like head. Aroma was pine-y and vaguely pineapple-y, with some astringent kick to it. Flavor was surprisingly malty for a beer of this type; the hoppiness was there but more in the background. I actually thought it could’ve used more hoppiness, but the flavor was by no means unpleasant. Mouthfeel was full without being cloyingly sticky. All in all a very nice brew, which I would recommend, but I think it falls a bit short of best in class in the American Strong Ale category. Still, I’ll buy it again..besides which it struck me as a bargain compared to what other comparable beers are going for these days. I bought this 22oz bomber at 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI.


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