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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Full bodied, orange hued ale. A variety of toasted and caramel malts create a nice backdrop to the aggressive citrus and floral hop notes.


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 (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, 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 (6354) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 Labeled as IPA or India Pale Ale. No date or abv. I believe this is brand new to bottles. Pours a deep darkish amber with hints of orange and brown. It has a nice 2 finger white head that has nice retention and recedes to some nice lacing The smell is very reminiscent of English IPA the hops are slightly piney but it also has that indescribable British ale aroma. The yeast and malt is at work here too. The hops are amped up in the flavor, I kinda disagree with the malt flavor in this one, it isnít sweet enough to complement the hops or flavorful enough to replace them. The hops are predominantly piney with a hint of grassy bitterness. They are prevalent but perhaps a bit one deimensional, you get the same decent piney bitterness each sip. The mouthfeel is very nice though, moderate carbonation with a nice fullness. The drinkability is also high, It seems very sessionable. Perhaps a DIPA or a more hop oriented IPA is in the wings for this brewery but as a session ipa this one works well. Overall it is good, but could be better, this brewery seems like it could do big things in the future. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-11-2010 22:54:36 Edit: If Hop Happy is indeed the same as the IPA then it got a whole lot worse. They tasted like 2 totally different recipes, the new one is buttery as all fuck.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a dark copper/amber with a nice white head and lacing through out the glass, aroma has a decent citrus and hop touches to it, the flavor has a little sweeter than Iím used to for an IPA but it still works, nice smooth finish, decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrbarylski (4) - USA - NOV 16, 2010 does not count
Iím slowly starting to become a big fan of IPAs. Milwaukee Brewing Companyís is a good one. Smooth with good hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11663) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar. Medium, beige head atop clear copper body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach, orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bread, some orange, light cantaloupe. Light-medium body, some chewiness, ridiculously drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Murky amber with a thin off-white head and flame lacing. Aroma of citrus, caramel and floral hops. Flavor comes across too vegetal with floral hops and mild caramel, some orange as well. A little too sweet and not as aggressive as most pale ales. Itís okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a transparent deep golden amber with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh piny grapefruity hops and some sweet caramely malt. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet toasty pale malty notes with a nice resiny hop balance before a drier, crisp bittersweet finish. An enjoyable IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1207) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle, purchased at the pub. Pours a hazy copper amber with noticeable effervescence. Head is thin, off-white and leaves thing lines and dots of laing. Aroma is rich, spicy with some hints of orange citrus. Flavor is soapy, citrus with some pine. Finishes spicily bitter. Medium bodied with a moderate lingering bitterness.


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