heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Thanks to CanIHave4Beers! A rich copper pour is topped with a fluffy light tan head. Bright citrus and caramel are up front on the nose. There is also a little bit of dough. This tastes like sugared up grapefruit mixed with iced tea. There is a little bit of caramel in the strong black tea finish. A little too sweet and unbalanced for my tastes. Smooth mouthfeel for the ABV.
jkwood04 (5261) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. A good amount of citrusy and floral hops from this IPA.
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. Generic IPA. Medium body with moderate hops. Average flavor and bitterness. Iíve had a lot worse, but this has no uniqueness at all.
muzzlehatch (4623) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI (July 2016), served slightly above fridge temp from a Carlyle pint glass. Lovely pour - translucent dark amber/copper with a slow-diminishing choppy head, much lacing...resinous aroma initially, giving way to some mango/apricot pitted fruit notes, some caramel...on the tongue itís rather syrupy in texture, caramel-sweet, a bit of toasty malt underpinning the thing, bitterness fairly light, though growing somewhat towards the finish, which is dry and lightly cardboard-accented. Fairly full-bodied, a bit sticky actually. Meh, itís drinkable enough but kind of a mess overall. Not sure Iíve had a really good beer from this brewery yet; I do like their old-school labels though, have to give them some credit for that.
ads135 (4139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad IPA. For once, an American IPA isnít overwhelmingly hoppy. This is fairly well balanced and its hop v. malt profile approaches a pale ale. Not bad at all. Tried with Josh N. in 2013.
HonkeyBra (4034) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 Iíve 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 Iím unsure where thatís from. Some nondescript bitterness comes out towards the back. Eh. It is what it is. Nothing to see here. Move along.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can.
The beer pours a hazy orangish gold with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is a little sweet with some grassy & citrusy hops.
The flavor is nice enough, sweeter and more malt forward than I usually like my IPAs to be. The bitterness balances this to a degree and itís got some nice spicy and fruity hop character.
Not really my style of IPA, good enough though... Iíve had worse from "cooler" breweries.
Frank (3974) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a nice IPA that tastes and drinks pretty good but doesnít have anything particularly compelling going on in the aroma. The texture is a high point, nice and creamy w/ gentle carbonation. Overall, itís forgettable but Iíd say itís better than most forgettable beers.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
tmoreau (3628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. beer refrig. bottle carefully poured to a Czech-pils glass, but still produced an overly abundant amount of cream colored, meringue-like head foam on top of a hazed, orangy gold hued liquid, with a good deal of rising effervescence to the modest amount of beer that was exposed, and lasting, patchy lacing. The nose was lemony & grapefruity, some sweetness, and a touch of pine. The flavor was a decent earthy, rindy, and lingering hop bitterness, but was otherwise very sweet to the taste. Light bodied, with any good effervescence wasted on the head, as the carbonation seemed to flatten out, leaving the texture a little thin on the palate. Alcohol influence was negligible. The aroma was promising, but the appearance and taste were more in line with many homebrew/extract recipes that Iíve sampled.