574deadzone (1208) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper-amber pour with a toffee colored head. Nose is rich caramel, some pine, herbs and flowers, with a little grapefruit. Taste is a lot of bitter with a fair amount of sweet that grows with warmth. Palate is medium bodied, kind of oily with a lengthy finish. Really nice IPA, one to savor rather than plow through. Nice.
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours lightly hazy copper with a small, off-white head. There’s a big grapefruit hop aroma as well as a big hop flavor with similar grapefruit. and a tasty malt balance. Very good IPA.
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber-red.....thin white head that took a pretty hard pour to get.
Scent is malt, slight sweet bread.
Taste isHop bitter behind sweet...grapefruit....
Pretty good, fairly subtle little IPA.
jbrickell (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full disclosure - I really like People’s and I live in Lafayette. I’ve enjoyed many a tasty pint at their taproom and if you’re around that area I really suggest you stop in and try a pint or two.
This beer is one of their flagships and one of three that they bottle (the other two being the Pilsner and most recently Mr Brown.) A fairly aggressive pour yields a decent head. Color is a light copper. Head dissipates fairly quickly (more on that later..)
Aroma is of citrusy, floral hops and caramelly bready malt. Smells pretty darn balanced - definitely not hopwater.
Taste starts off with some pretty sharp hop flavors, followed immediately by a nice hit of caramel malt. The finish is unfortunately a rather jarring mineral tang thanks to the lovely tap water we have here.
Mouthfeel is a bit disappointing, chiefly due to the under carbonation. As previously mentioned, I love People’s, but I find most of their beers to be on the flat side, especially in bottles. This would be in the 4.5 range if the carbonation was right.
Overall, a tasty brew, with a lot of room for improvement. That said - I will keep on coming back to People’s for this and their other tasty brews.
queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange peel, caramel malt, brown sugar. Clear copper with a moderate beige head, nice lacing. Grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, pine hops. Hops and malt are very nicely balanced. Medium body.
DWestrick (474) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Indianapolis restaurant Very nice ipa Carmel color with good aroma. Smooth and tasty. Finishes a little weak
rondphoto (2885) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy medium red-orange with a long-lasying head and nice lacing. Starts with a toasted caramel malt with a bit of fresh-cut hay. This gives way at the finish to a clear but reasonable hop finish. Overall, much better than expected. I purchased this in Lawrenceburg, IN. I’m curious why only 12 raters have weighed in.
shrubber85 (8994) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange, caramel malt and pine aroma. Amber color with small head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice hops.
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, deep amber body. Short, fizzy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Malty aroma with notes of bread and caramel. Hint of raw grain, grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Lingering bitterness into the finish. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Thick, raw grain taste against the resiny bitterness. A bit unclean and far from crisp. It could have used a little more carbonation. But it has a nice balance.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber to red with light carbonation. Can’t hardly get it to produce a head. Nose is resinous grapefruit rinds, flowers and nutty, burnt caramel toffee malts. Flavors are citrus dank hops and darker caramel malts. medium to heavy bitterness. pretty good but could have had more hop aroma and more carbonation.