Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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. Peopleís Mound Builder IPA is a hoppy, yet smooth American twist on the English IPA

WozWx's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Decent IPA for a small brewery... nothing too special, but I would have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap. Off white head and amber color. A-grain with indescribable hops. (the nitro pour nose has a slight resin to it). T-hop bite-slight pine or resin, light/medium malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thechasm442 (791) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Can to tulip. Hazy orange amber with an average white head and good lacing. Aroma is dank pine and citrus. Taste is pine, citrus, and caramel. Thinner and dry. Pretty average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2015
nothing spectacular here. overly bitter, hoppy with not much else to it. aroma of malt and earth. pours reddish copper with a sticky white head. had out of a 12oz can at home. average at best..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2015
This is a pretty old school IPA w/ some crystal malt character to it. Itís pretty fresh tasting and works reasonably well. Itís clear and amber w/ a foamy head. It has orange peel and toasted malt in the nose and tastes about the same w/ a bit of sweetness and some hefty earthy bitterness in the finish. Itís a bit sweet and heavy but does back this up w/ some actual malt character so I guess itís OK overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
IPA. ホッピーであ&

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
NoYouDidnt (12) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
NYD, just do yourself a favor and stay away from peopleís stuff. Taste is just very sub par on this one. You like so many IPAs better than this one. Get those instead at the store or restaurant. If at a restaurant and no other micros are available... Get water. Itís healthy and wonít disappoint you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSteveBrule (42) - - SEP 7, 2015
Nice reddish color. Aroma of hops and fairly intense raisiny caramels. Taste lives up to complex aroma. Very good English/American IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5840) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Aroma is citrus/fruit, spices and slightly odd perfumed. The flavor is citrus, fruit, malts and a little too much bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2014
12 ounce can
Initially I picked this up because of the novel can design which peels off to form an aluminum container for future beers. The quality of the beer was an added bonus. I wish more microbreweries would can this way to make tailgates more enjoyable.

Aroma / Appearance - Caramel brown liquid pours lightly into a shaker. An ochre head builds quickly if dumped aggressively. Warm melons, grapefruit, and resin float into the air with a bright resiny aspect. The effect reminds me of a malt driven English style IPA.

Flavor / Palate - Clean bitterness tickles the palate. Caramel, resin, and grapefruit scour the tongue clean. Orange peels carry into a sticky dry finish. I think I will try to share the rest with other local beer lovers while they retain that fresh nature. You too should grab some while passing through Indiana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (820) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 27, 2014
12 ounce can compliments of Trent! A cloudy orange rusty look to it with a big head of creamy, vs, billowy foam. Great lacing. The nose is big on grapefruit and pine. Somewhere, deep down, I get hints of some malt character. Well, the malt showed up in the taste with a nice smooth bite(haha) of caramel. It goes beautifully with the aggressive pine and grapefruit. This *almost* tastes like a 2 or 3 year old Bigfoot. Donít laugh. The body here is pretty big; another resemblance to the beer I mentioned above. Well, Iím pretty damned impressed with this IPA. Very damned impressed!

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