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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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American Style India Pale Ale. We used an American base malt with the addition of Caramalt to give this now classic style a redish hue. Mound Builder includes an aggressive use of Columbus hops, which is a high alpha hop with a full flavor profile, and Centennial hops. The beer is also dry-hopped with Amarillo hops, which is a citrusy hop with notes of orange and grapefruit. People’s Mound Builder IPA is a hoppy, yet smooth American twist on the English IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1137) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrickell (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2012 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (459) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle Indianapolis restaurant Very nice ipa Carmel color with good aroma. Smooth and tasty. Finishes a little weak

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2545) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8321) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Orange, caramel malt and pine aroma. Amber color with small head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2011
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.

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