kylevester (11) - - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pushes the limits on the IPA style guidelines. Probably too dark. But this is a tasty brew and one I get a lot around town.
Pours a nice copper with a white head. Good lacing.
Aroma isn’t huge, but noticeable. Has the distinct Lafayette, IN water character in the background.
Flavor is pretty well balanced with a distinct and clean bitterness mixed with malt flavor. The Lafayette water is again noticeable (we have lots of sulfur, hardness, and alkalinity).
Overall this is a very good brew with a noticeable local flavor that we get from the water here.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a frothy brown/tan head and plenty of lace. Aroma is semi-dank with floral hops and sweet malt. Taste of caramel, floral hops, moderate bitterness and a touch of warming.
burg326 (4931) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle pours a rich copper color with a creamy frothy head, aromas of pine, grapefruit juice, and a touch of malt. Flavors are the same as aromas, little sweetness at end to cut the bitteerness.
574deadzone (1293) - 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 (3798) - 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 (5204) - 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 (3592) - 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 (512) - 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 (3147) - 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.