patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at the brewpub - I think there’s some confusion about Mad Anthony’s Replicales. Last year’s version was a pale ale. This year’s is listed by the brewer as a Scottish ale. My understand is that Replicale is an annual thing where Indiana brewers share a base recipe. Then each brewery makes their own version with their own interpretation of the recipe.
At any rate, this version is a light amber with a thin, linger head. It smells mainly of caramel malt. The flavor is led by the lightly roast accented caramel malt and some good hops that’s more noticeable than is typical for the style. It’s medium bodied and pretty drinkable.
hayduke (4484) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft from the brewpub in Fort Wayne, Indiana this pour was a golden color with a small fizzy white head and almost no lacing even when swirled in the glass. Nose of light caramel malts with some chocolate hints. Mouthfeel was surprisingly rich and smooth and flavor was nicely balanced malts and hops. Finish was slightly bitter. I agree with the previous rater in that the only thing wrong was here is that this was just a little too bland. if the flavors were just a little more intense this would excellent ,but as a result it only ranks as a little above average.
thedm (5496) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2010 This draft brew from the brewery poured a very small sized head of frothy off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent typically carbonated light copper brown colored body and a fair lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt and chocolate. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and mild brown malt. A decent one, but not one that I would consider buying again. The thin flavor needed more. It was semi tasty, but there was not enough of it. Increasing the quantity of ingredients to strengthen it would have helped a lot.