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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


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frank0830 (56) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Another small brewery starting to distribute! How awesome is that?! Decent aroma, nice copper color but lacks a head or lacing I would like to see in an IPA. Taste is nothing to brag about....seems like a cookie cutter IPA. Nice moth feel, leaves a lot of bitter in the end. Overall, not a bad beer. I wouldn’t run out to buy it buy I enjoy it. I hope the other beers come to my local shop. I would like to try the others!


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
A - Golden, slight head that dissipates quickly with a little lacing S - American hops. Grapefruit and citrus. T - Not much malt to back up the hops. I love hops, but that’s all this is. M - This is where this beer fails. Way too watery for the style. This may be good if it had any malt backbone to support the hops. D - Light body would make putting down several of these easy, but why bother when it’s at the low end of taste for an IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
12 oz bottle from Big Red Liquors in Carmel, Indiana. Strong, dank earthy aroma mixed with molasses sweetness. Hazy pumpkin orange color with a nice thin layer of foam. That strong earthiness follows with a citrus pith bitter bite into the taste with a slight mushroomy vegetality. A good caramel and corn syrup sweetness helps balance out this bitterness, but it ultimately sticks to the tongue and coats it, outlasting everything else. The bottle says 88 IBUs and I believe it, but the balance of hop flavors I like just isn’t here. It’s too overwhelmingly body hops and not enough aroma. Still an interesting IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geeklimit (131) - USA - SEP 10, 2013
Pours a darker amber with a thin creamy head that dissipates within a few minutes. Carbonated slightly higher than usual. Aroma is a pleasant balance of malt and hops, with the expected hops notes of an IPA. Well-tasting malt with hops chasing close behind. Pleasant fresh hops aftertaste with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Very good, very drinkable IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garito793 (240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Not very well balanced, a little too sweet, I would say, although this was not a terribly memorable beer so it’s hard to say.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2013
12 oz. can courtesy of queenholly. Dark brown amber color with thin soapy head. Deep amber color, thin soapy head. Flavor is mango, pineapple and pink grapefruit. Caramel is present but is really subdued. Bitterness lingers for a good duration after the sip. Trances of pine resin when warm. Meduim in body with proper amount of carbonation.

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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is a little grassy, but does not have a lot of hop character to it. Taste is a little bit bitter, but not overly so, and has a strong malt backbone to it. Not a huge fan of this...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mojoman (133) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle. New penny color. Not much lace. Average IPA nose. Variety of hop flavors. As the bottle states you taste pine and grapefruit. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2013
I like. Hazy orange/amber pour with white head. Arona is hoppy lemon. Taste is a little bitter orange peel and hops. Sidenote. Had a little left with desert. Avtually goes well with whipped cream.


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