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 (2827) - 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 (415) - 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 (1784) - 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 (7295) - 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 (2165) - 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.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle courtesy of sprinkle. wow! this brew upon opening smells like straight up pineapple juice! i smelled this one several times to make sure before i sipped it, very interesting aroma for a single ipa. does fade a bit though through the glass. i always appreciate an english style ipa personally, and this one is a good mend between east and west. the taste is very nice, very fruity, lots of tropical and only moderate citrus, as well as a very pronounced malt backbone. glad i got to try this fresh, cause there is a lot of malt in there, pours a red color. this one is not very biter at all, maybe a 3 max. but its an interesting merge of delicate fruity hops and a strong red, slightly smokey even, malt backing. good brew, best fresh.
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
extra in a recent trade poured an amber in color with a thin coating of off white head. aroma has light citrus, resins, but retains a malted base. mouth feel is medium and the carbonation rather low and that is a bummer. flavor gets the bitterness going, mild citrus rind, and a sweet malt on the finish.
HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aromas of caramel, resin, spruce, citrus, and a tinge of alcohol are detected. However, the carbonation is minimal, which may be limiting the release of much aroma. I had to pour very aggressively to generate much of a head, and it dissipated quickly. The brew is a deep golden brown, and slighty hazy. There is a touch of sweetness followed by a pleasing bitterness on the finish. The body is medium and it is a little oily, but the very soft carbonation is disappointing. If only I could have had a better carbonated bottle. There is much promise in this brew, but it did not shine to its full potential. I’ll update my rating if I run accross it again.