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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full bodied, orange hued ale. A variety of toasted and caramel malts create a nice backdrop to the aggressive citrus and floral hop notes.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3724) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle. This beer pours a reddish amber with a off white, sticky head. Malt forward aroma with lots of biscuit and toffee overtones. There is a bit of shortbread as well, caramel notes too. The hop presence is mostly mild leafy, grass hops. This is not the en vogue hop bruiser of an ipa I’ve grown to enjoy. Flavor has a mild bitterness that is leaflike with spritzes of citrus. Some toffee, some residual malt sweetness. I detect a fair amount of astringency, but I’m unsure where that’s from. Some nondescript bitterness comes out towards the back. Eh. It is what it is. Nothing to see here. Move along.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
12v oz bottle. Pours deep golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet fruity hops. a bit citric and a strong caramel malt sweetness. Flavor is much the same, though the caramel sweetness is even stronger. Still some sweet citric hoppiness and a lightly bitter finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
12 oz bottle from Woodman’s (Oak Creek, WI). Wasn’t available when I stopped by the brewery. Pours a rich deep copper pour, striking hues offer a firm glow and some haze. Fiery deep reddish hues with a fluffy brighter white head that becomes a good layer, laces ok overall. Sticks around. Aromas are biscuity and hoppy, gentle sticky sweetness, touches of oxidation, and mellow lemon and florals. Touches of toffee, pale malts, toast. A bit faded it seems. Initial is medium bodied offering a firm lemony and soapy hopping up front, grass and florals, touches of citrus and dry bitterness up front. Touches of toast and biscuits come into the fold, with some gentle caramel. Quite dry and striking earthy hops linger into middle and finish, touches of soap and florals, some mellow yeastiness. Dry biscuits and bread, toast. Lacks complexity, but works on the palate. Doable, a firm yet forgettable IPA that seems just a touch fades yet still firmly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle - Pours lightly hazy light amber with a huge fluffy off white head. Light citrus/herbal hopping on the nose and a bit of lightly toasted malt. Balanced. Taste is roughly the same, with a hint of nuttiness. A touch of mineral, and not much hoppiness, even through the finish. Light bodied, a little slick, and nice carbonation. Pretty subtle, but very balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft at Milwaukee Alehouse. Pours an attractive orangey-gold with a fluffy white head. The nose is fresh and vibrant. Light florals combine with a bright citrus-peel note as well. Crisp and clean overall. On tasting, main issue is that it seems a touch watery. Bright hops and a firm bitterness are present but the malt is a bit thin. Not bad, but could use a bit more malt. Comes across as an APA more than an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
backdaft (275) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 12 oz. Bottle - Pours a light amber color. Nice hop flavor and the bitterness is well balanced. Caramel malt & citrus are here which work well in this IPA. Not too overpowering @ 7.5%. Very nice overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
An orange amber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, classic pinhey hops, citrus pulp, caramel malt. In mouth, a smooth biscuit with piney hops, citrus, candy sugar, very nice. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle to glass. Amber pour with white head. Citrus aroma. Sweet malty finish. Overall, pretty mediocre.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8602) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Poured on tap at milwaukee ale house listed as MBC IPA. Poured slightly hazy orange with nice white head, aroma has of resin, pine, citrus oils, some caramel notes as well. Taste of much fresher than the bottle sample I had, nice fresh orange and lemon, bitter pine mix with biscuit and caramel, fairly bitter finish. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle courtesy of ughsmash. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of resin, metallic, soapy. Tastes resiny and sticky with some molasses undertones and an earthy, slightly bitter finish.


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