DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy body with lots of carbonation, but it still has a short-lived head. Weak aroma - honey biscuit and spruce essence. The flavor is kind of stale. Musty piney hops and dry papery pale malt. Lingering bitter finish. An underwhelming IPA for sure.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light amber, thin soapy head. Light soapy hops. Thin aroma. Light malts. Kind of the same with the flavor. Meh... bored.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mandarin Color with White Skin. Simple Balanced Beer...Nice Malt...Light Grains...Some Fuit and Herbal Notes..Balanced Hops...Easy Going IPA
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
#1023 bottle purchased from Dobby’s Worldwide Liquor in Palatine Illinois. From the singles section. Copper golden somehwhat amber with a thin short lasting white head. Nose is mostly greains and yeast with just a bit of rusty copper that must be comming from the hops. Taste is rusty coppery malty with just a bit of citrus and some cream. Tasty and just about average for an APA. Interesting find. Id love to try more from this brewery.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a soft-hazed golden/amber, I’d say about 8.0 Lovibond, with a soft, creamy white head that only holds for a short time. I find a touch of berries in the aroma along with mild, sweaty yeast, broth, a dab of shoe polish and some dry hops (not to be misunderstood as "dry hopping" in its traditional sense, but more as in how dried oregano loses some of its potency and character). I find it interesting that the hop flavor I encounter is not like the citric nor piney PNWs I’m accustomed to in American IPAs, but rather bitter and herbal as in a German Pilsener. Soft in the mouth, this bitterness proves gentle yet solid and finishes with a twist... those berries I found in the aroma return for a final touch of fruitiness. I agree with the current percentiles which have this beer ranking low as an IPA yet fairly well overall.
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Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
More like a flat APA than an IPA. The body’s a golden amber with a small, quickly vanishing head. The aroma is quite mild, grainy malt with a light citric smell. Flat, and I can find no "Best By" date on the bottle. The taste is balanced like an APA soft malts with a grapeffruit bitterness. Dull.
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locarboy (129) - USA - DEC 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy gold color with smallish white head that dissapates to a thin film. Slight smell of hops with some grainy notes. Bitter flavor that does not overpower nor impress. Not much hop flavor. The bitterness sticks around. I expected more. If this is considered an IPA it needs to do more in both the hop flavor and malt department. But maybe the brewer covered him/herself when he/she claims on the label that it is "traditional Wiisconsin..." I think this might be an okay beer to introduce someone who is beginning to experience craft brews. For the price I was a bit disappointed. Give me Red Hook products at $5/six over the $8/six for this.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with a smallish white head. Aroma was only a bit piney which is not very common for the style. Mild bitterness and well balanced malt backbone. Nice citric finish. I thought this was an APA and frankly it is a much better APA than IPA an my honest opinion.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 A little bitter with ok fruit note and dryness and fairly light body with plenty of carbonation. ok
TerryR (383) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with an off white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Some malt sweetness for balance. Nice lacing. Very nice.