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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
A bit darker in color than I expected with a mostly white head. Very hoppy up front, guava, mango, citrus peel, grassy notes on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
On draught at Heorot in Muncie, IN. The beer is a hazy dark amber color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes steadily. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Hoppy aroma that has piney and malty notes. Medium body with a somewhat astringent hops character that has resiny and piney qualities. Some sweet malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. Decent IPA overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (6975) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Bitter, hoppy aroma with plenty of citrus and a touch of cat pee in there. Rich hoppy flavor with lots of citrus and pine on top of a definite caramel malt aspect. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2010
15th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Summer Fest 2010: Pours a deep amber and golden hue with a good head. The aroma has notes of bready and crystal malts, some hint of rye, Amarillo hops with a bit of fruity tones, and a hint of mint. The taste is bitter and twangy that quickly is well balanced by the grainy malts. Again, I get some rye like character and even some mint like notes about the finish. The mouth feel is a bit lively and refreshing. A tad different from most of the IPA’s at the fest but still very drinkable and even must I say a tad complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent orange colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle from jmborggren. Pours a clear amber with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet and sticky citrus, dank hops and lightly toasted malts. The flavor is toasted caramel malt, citrus, earthy hops with a dry grassy finish. Decent bitterness toward the finish. This has good balance and would make a decent session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Bottle to pint (thanks jmborggren). Looks decent; dark for an IPA though. A deep, hazy burnt-orange with thin white lacing. Smells a little hoppy and a lot (caramel) malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel and a dry finish for an IPA. Not bad. Note: I tried this on draft at the brewery in December and found it much tastier, but I’m sticking with my original review for scoring purposes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap at End of the Line, Indy. Another pretty nice local IPA, this one with a very potent, dry nose atop a handsome cloudy orange body. Flavor had a bunch more fruit, with a serious orange peel and bubble gum quality that I enjoyed very much. Not as good as Alpine but a similar corner of the flavor world.


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