HonkeyBra (3381) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a nice golden with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus peel. Flavor is bitter with lots of citrus notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery, with average carbonation. Quite honestly, a better mouthfeel makes this one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. Disappointing in that regard, but otherwise a good beer.
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub
This West Coast style IPA forgoes all attempts at subtly in favor of the hallmarks of a true hop forward IPA. You will not taste that much maltiness under the hood compared to the other pale ales on draft. What it lacks in potency it makes up for in drinkability. If given the chance to try only one beer I recommend this one.
Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy bronze body has a clean head that appears as if somebody squirted vanilla custard on top. Resiny oranges, grass, bright aspects, and a cohesive oakiness meld into a smooth assertive profile.
Flavor / Palate - A bitter first impression meets all expectations and then exceeds them for a while. Grass and weeds have the taste of the mulch pile after chores are finished. Sticking to the tongue with a pasty texture, this is clearly not meant to be a light sessionable golden / blond that leaves behind minimal flavors. A memorable beer was one of the strongest options and the one to try if you only want to drink a single pint.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, grapefruit zest, lemon zest and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, lemon zest, grapefruit zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy pale orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
pablo951 (459) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on tap at Pig Minds Brewery. Pours a murky golden hue. The aroma is fu***n incredible! doggone dank wafts of delightfully doses of love. Taste is very good hop bitterness but does not compare to the nostril candy!!
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at PigMinds. It poured a slightly hazy light amber with a frothy head and a bit of streaky lacing. The aroma is big citrus and hop with a huge grapefruit hop taste. I dig this pony.
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared with Anndiesel. Thick unfiltered orange-tan body. Foamy, glass lacing white head. Pleasant peach, apricot tinged hop aroma. Pretty much an awesome IPA. Juicy bold hops. The malt has a little more depth than a lot of beers that showcase new hop varietals this way, but still pretty much a good toasty base for the hops to shine. Really excellent beer.
kkleu357 (296) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a pint of this on Mother’s Day. Very fresh hoppy aroma. Nice citrus taste. I really like the citra hop, but enjoyed having a beer that used it along with other hop varieties. Very tasty.
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery, pours a hazy gold with a thin head, the aroma is very dank with lots of citrus and tropical fruit, the flavor has a lot of citrus and bright hops right at first and then finishes with a pine finish, really enjoyable.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the source. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a half finger white head. All kinds of citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma. Taste is medium bitter. Citrus and pine. Light bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. Overall, awesome. This may be my new pig minds go-to.