ntlwhlr (22) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very tasty and perfect look to this beer. I have enjoyed it greatly on a recent trip
To the Milwaukee ale house as the wife is now driving at 7.7% each.
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jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can-rich tan-dk amber. A-resin, doughy-med malt. T-follows. Carbonation is a bit soft, still a nice drinking beer.
nuplastikk (4566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Hazy, thick, in no way filtered amber-orange color. Rather straightforward as far as US IPAs go, with a nice depth of malt and hop balance. A sweet, sandy caramel malt upfront tone is washed away in a sea of smooth, earthy, green hops. Somewhat clean in it’s lack of alcohol taste, sticky and sweet malt and hop residue. This IPA nails it, classic new school taste.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, light amber color with a diminished head of tiny bubbles forming a lid and a nice sheet of lace. Initial burst of fresh hops slowly gives way to some caramel and floor malt scents. Hops continue to stay in the background, but do not always require full attention. Moderately sweet. A floral hops presence. Some caramel and dough flavors creep in. A very light fruitiness. Call it east coast or traditional, I like it. Perhaps it leans toward just being a pale ale, but it doesn’t show it’s strength. Balanced and drinkable.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MarinEvelyn (560) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a beautiful burnt orange with minimal white head. Not a strong aroma, though does have a hint of caramel, and just simply smells hoppy. First sip left a strong bitter aftertaste, but quickly became less bitter.
BeerKurve (509) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mildly hazy orange with a thin foamy head, abundant lacing and very little carbonation. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel malts, and mild floral hops. Flavor is more of the resin side with some grapefruit and citrus hop notes, subtle floral hops and caramel. Heavy body with some mild carbonation. Pretty good.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 isn’t 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.
dlbeer (809) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pleasant floral aroma. Medium bitterness from the hops and a good hop flavor. The bitterness does not linger though like some IPAs. Tastes better on tap than from a bottle. The best brewery tour we have been on.