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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Pale Ale's on the coasts of this country are turning into hoppy monsters, but our beer is more mild, and about balance. It has enough bitterness to match the maltiness provided by the pale malt base. It gets its citrus zing from extensive dry-hopping with Cascade hops. This beer was first made in a few small test batches in 2003. The response was so incredibly positive, that it has worked it’s way into a year round beer. A hoppy IPA in the central plains... how exciting!

O.G. 15.2° Plato F.G. 4.8° Plato
43 IBU
9 SRM
100% Briess Malt
Pale Ale Base Malt, Munich 20, Caramel 40L, Wheat, Carapils, and Victory Northern Brewer, Cascade, and Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter orange with a short, tight-bubbled eggshell head. The aroma picked up biscuity malts and orange meat with citrus and grassy hop accents.. soft and well-balanced. The flavor found biscuit and bready malts with light citrus and grassy bitterness plus a fair amount of graininess around.. finished with sweet and bitter orange plus residual biscuit. Light-medium bodied with filling carbonation on the palate.. the carbo kept it from flowing smoothly at times.. overall a solid drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Big specialty malt presence. Hops are mainly c hops making it a stereotypical but decent pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty (1944) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2012
December 7, 2012 bottle at client holiday party. Light orange pour. Citrus and sweet malt in aroma. Taste was same with odd bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12oz bottle-lt tan-amber. A-soft pine, lt/med malt-caramel. T-pine hops, lt/med malt-caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2256) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber body with a fizzy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Strong raw grain aroma with notes of herbs, earth and a hint of pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Taste of husky grain, citrus, orange, tart apple. The sweetness dries out in the finish. Average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2012
I enjoyed the brew a lot for an IPA usually not my style. I have to agree with the commercial description for this beer that American IPAs are becoming hop monsters and this beer was nicely balanced. I poured it into my Lion stout tulip glass this produced a dark copper colored beer with a small, quickly dissipating 2 finger head. There was good lacing throughout the sampling. Aroma consisted of light citrus hops and a very strong malt. The taste was dominated by malts up front and then a very slight hop bitterness. I glad that I have four more to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (602) - Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
A hazy orange-brown beer with a very small beige head. The aroma is musty, citrus, and pine. The flavor is floral, pine, citrus, and surprisingly malty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
12 ounce bottle from pepsican. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts with a faint floral hoppiness. The taste is toasted caramel malts with a citrus hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bought a 12 Fl Oz bottle of this (multiple times) from Maroney’s Lounge in Des Moine, IA for $4. Poured from the Farm/Scenic labeled bottle into a 16oz Pint Glass every time. Not a single bottle had a freshness/Born On Date. Aroma- Had a sweet and very bland aroma. Some floral/earthy hop presence but all very easy. Malt came up strong as well. Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, frothy head with good retention. Has a very dark copper colored body and leaves an array of suds behind in no pattern. Flavor- All very sweet and malty upfront. Has a medium amount of hops but the malt seems to dominate any flavor that comes out. Light bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and bites just a bit on the palate with what seems to be hops!?!? No way! Overall Impression- When the bartender said they had only 1 IPA in their line-up, I wasn’t ready for it do be an "Iowa Pale Ale". Lol! Bit of a mix-up but this pale ale was nice. Needed more hops all around to make it an APA and seemed more English style in every category. Nonetheless, enjoyed over 4 of these in the course of the weekend since this was the best beer at this neighborhood bar we came to 3x.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Golden caremel and orange color. Thin head. Moderate hoppy nose. Nicely balanced malt and bitter hops. Refreshing and tasty. Light dry finish.


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