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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, youíre better off making a statement.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2011
pours ruby brown with a decent sized off white head. dissipates and leaves a nice thin film afterwards. aroma is piney hops. smells sweet. fantastic pine hops come out in the taste as well. sweet malts. goes down extremely smooth. very well balanced beer. highly recommended.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Nose is very sweet and malty with heavy caramel, some oak/bourbon and vanilla character leeching in, although I donít think this is barrel-aged, and maple syrup perhaps? Maybe I just associate strong ales with BA now? Pours a mix of ruby and orange, supports a medium, dense and rocky tan head. Medium body with alcohol showing but not burning, flat in the body as well as flavor departments, caramel and fruit with a little final tongue singe, berry with heavy spice, a little wood, a little spice, earth. Touch sugary but not cloying. Itís bright and alive despite the utter dullness of mouthfeel, and there are some interesting treacle and burnt notes in the bg, but not many hops here, at least not anymore. Inching into English barleywine territory, intended or not.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2015
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, bread, old books, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor of caramel, toffee, bread, brown sugar, and pine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Rich and meaty aroma with a discernible hop presence. Dark red body with a thick, lasting tan head. Effervescent carbonation visible. Moderate to strong hops. A tad on the dry side of balanced. Overall an excellent brew. The best I can recall having from Lakefront.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
islay (1407) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-20-14. Reddish brown / dark amber. Moderate to large amount of long-lasting, light taupe head. Produces good lacing. Looks good in both liquid and head. Fruity, malty, juicy aroma. Scents of plum, red grape, blueberry muffin, cheap perfume. Strong aroma but not my kind of aroma. Flavor is along the lines of the aroma, but it is drier and deeper. Licorice flavor. Quite malty and fruity with some hops dryness in the finish and aftertaste. Poorly balanced and unsophisticated in taste. Medium body. Smooth in the palate. Mostly forgettable palate effects aside from the smoothness. Unlikable and unenjoyable. Becomes more palatable upon multiple sips, causing me to boost the overall score by a single point.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3461) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Soooooo. I bought a 22 ounce bottle of this at Cost Plus World Market in Natomas. It says it is 8.0%, No date on the bottle, although it has a 25th anniversary bottle cap, and the brewery was founded in 1987, which means this is either a 2012 or 2013 vintage. Regardless, this beer has nothing but cardboardy and sherry oxidation present on the nose without much else. Light toffee and caramel sweetness, perhaps. Somewhat transparent dark amber body with a pretty strong yellowish head present. Starts with a little fruity sweetness, before this becomes sherry like and full of oxidation in the middle. Good amounts of cardboard. Finishes with some candi sugars and some good leather and cigar tobacco notes. A little mint, too. This actually doesnít end up being totally horrible.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2770) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma: surprisingly hoppy: More like an APA than an "amber ale". A solid mix of malts is also present. Flavor: about as hoppy as a typical APA, but with a robust medium- and dark-roasted malt base. Well-balanced and mildly spicy (hops). Feel: light heat from the higher ABV but relatively smooth and soft. Medium+ body. O: a well-crafted and tasty BPA (Brown Pale Ale).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2886) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Don't burn bridges I always say but this is worth a try. Malty sweet aroma from a beautiful red pour. The flavor is malty amber like with a nice hop bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4031) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. You can really feel the alcohol in this one. Swirling layer of foam over a copper looking beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2014
bottle @ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear amber brown color, frothy tan head that stays, mottled curtain of lace. Taste malt and more malt. It cruises without incident through the palate to slight bittering and hidden alcohol that becomes more obvious as the drink is consumed. The finish warms as it extends through the finish. A good big ale, but not enough complexity to make it great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teemoney (95) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Poured from bottle into regular straight sided glass. Dark amber, almost brown color with cream head that sticks around. Nose is sweet maltiness. Tougue is all malt with just a hint of booziness in the finish. Nice, smoothe mouth feel. Pretty solid beer from a cool local friendly brewer.


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