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RATINGS: 74   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (1831) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2014
March 6, 2014 - bottle at Iron Horse. Copper pour with nice head that lasted. Aroma and taste of piney hops and malt. Nicely balanced with clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (589) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Can. Pours amber brown with creamy off-white head. Nose is light but pleasant - mild fruitiness and just a bit of floral hops. Flavor is lightly sweet, bready maltiness followed by a good dose of lasting bitterness and some hop resin aftertaste. I think I see what MKE was going for here - a strong bitter beer - and it drinks like a strong pale ale or perhaps a burton ale, and would be quite good for an American strong ale but doesn’t hold up against the style profile for most IPAs adopted by U.S. brewers at this moment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1193) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2273) - Madison, Wisconsin, 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 I’m used to for an IPA but it still works, nice smooth finish, decent.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9788) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
backdaft (202) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, 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.

3.4
   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.


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