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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Brewer favorite! This is our hoppiest beer of our flagships. English hops are used with a dash of American hops creating a wonderful hint of citrus complexity. Complimented by a mild, sweet yet full body with the slightest hint of caramel. A well-balanced IPA. Cheers! ABV: 6.6% IBUís: 62

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11858) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2014
On tap. No head-gold. A-caramel, light citrus. T-caramel-light malt, orange/herbal/tea hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Growler (in trade with ford9719 - thanks Chris). Primarily orange/grapefruit hops with light malt aroma. Medium amber color with small head. Bitter grapefruit/orange hops hit the tongue immediately followed by a very nice malt flavor to finish - I really like that. Moderate carbonation with a nice hoppy aftertaste. Well made plus filled the growler as full as it could be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Big thanks to jgd0608 for a growler of this as part of the Mystery Swap. The pour was medium coppery with dark straw menisci. The aroma was hoppy and fruity, with some tangeriny and grapefruity citrus and peppery notes. The flavor was hoppy and fruity, very nice complexity and balance for an IPA, with a finishing noble dry hop flavor that was very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Iíd like to try this one fresh, since it seemed to lose a little in the growler. The body was a clear orange/amber, but it seems to have lost its carbonation during shipping. Itís got a pleasantly sweet aroma of caramel and toffee topped with a floral hopping that had just a touch of citrus fruits. Thick. The flavor begins malty and has an addition of aplles. Then itís joined by a solid floral, earthy hopping that the ale really needed more of. It balances more like an APA but would have to listed as a robust one, if there is such a thing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5234) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Poured with a medium copper body with a white head. The aroma was sweet with some oranges and caramel. The taste was very sweet for the style with grapefruit and toffee. There was also some breadcrust in the finish. A little bite in the finish. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (4984) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pint at the brewpub. Comes a light amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Tastes of hops and malt. Some bitterness. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a smaller bubbly white head that laced. Aroma of lightly toasted malt with a hint of caramel, some floral and citrusy hop notes. Flavor of tea, bready malt, light caramel and light grapefruit and floral hop notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4125) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Pours from the growler a brilliantly clear, copper tinged, fully red color. The head starts out at about a half-finger thick and shows a amber tinged tan color. The head quickly becomes wispy though. The aroma has hints of diacetyl to it as well as an earthy herbaceous hops, a touch of apple and even a bit of caramel. Towards the end of the aroma it begins to pick up toasty malt note.

The taste is sweet up front and accentuates a nice berry like note. Floral citrus flavors join the berry notes to round out the fruity hop character. There is a nice solid bitterness here, which starts to bite the mouth in the middle and moves to a lingering, almost astringent finish. There is a touch of diacetyl in the flavor. It is just enough for me to notice a light butterscotch note, but not enough to detract from the flavor profile. In fact it probably even adds to the good flavors of this beer.

The beer is only lightly carbonate (appropriately so for a growler), which helps to soften the palate impact of this beer. This beverage balances between the soft creamy feeling malt notes and the sharp, piquant hop notes quite well. There is just a touch of zippy carbonation here, which also serves as a counterpoint to the soft creamy character of this beer. Being served from the growler almost gives it a feel like it was cask conditioned (though I wonder if the slight leak it sprung while enroute has something to do with this). In the beginning the diacetyl may be just a touch too much, but even my sensitive palate gets used to and even accepts it as part of this beer. The diacetyl is at the level where it actually seems to accentuate the fruity flavors of this beer, in fact it is this that brings out that berry note I noticed in the flavor. This is quite a tasty beer and is certainly a lofty introduction to the beers from Kansas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2013
A middling pale ale. Has some grassy bitterness, but there is a lingering butter problem with this (and most other beers) from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Lovely orange color. I sampled from the growler provided most generously by El Gaucho and indeed it was a bit flat and thusly poured a bit headless (I have tried to adjust my scores to be fair for a beer that has traveled). Nose is quite mild, slightly citric and grassy. Sweet and smooth body w/ crisp but gentle bitterness and some butterscotch overtones. This is hard to pin down stylistically, itís hopped like a mild APA (about to the same level as, say, Goose Island Honkerís Ale though of a different character) but itís as strong as an IPA in terms of alcohol.

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