badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Dark goldish brown color with a tall head. Dank and piney aroma with some citrus notes. Moderate to bracing bitterness. Light citrus and grapefruit flavor. More dank and vegetal character. Alcohol is quite hidden.
crossovert (5716) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wasnít a fan of this, very malty, relly non-descript hoppiness, not that great.
TheHOFF43 (1441) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by bnielsen13. solid beer but lacking a lot of the ipa characteristics I prefer.
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Pours a hazy deep reddish orange appearance with a light tan head. Mild caramel, a bit burnt, somewhat herbal, lightly floral, slightly spicy hoppy aroma that doesnít have much going on. Somewhat tangy, a bit rich caramel malty, woody, grassy bitter hoppy flavor. Ok.
beehaze (2) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bartender described it as "Surly Furious, but more aggressive." I'd roll with that. It's hoppy -- first flavors have a hint of something floral, but the aftertaste is weak and synthetic. Not a bad beer, but not a favorite.
burgy (452) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the 2013 Beer Dabbler in Saint Paul. This IPA was not balanced it was off on hops and felt low on malt as well.
JK (4175) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ward 6. Brown/reddish color. Grassy herbal hop aroma. Dry flavor, with more grass and hops. There is some dry malt in here, and I pick up a very dry, but flowerly quality as well. Fairly bitter but no hop burn, and it is very drinkable, despite its strength. I would agree this is not exactly an ipa, but more of a hybrid of pale ales. The manager said all ingredients are from Minnesota.
sprybry (24) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, # 7 of 500 purchased at brewery. Pours a medium copper color with little head. Not too hoppy, floral and malt and roasted carmel aroma. Not what I was expecting, but tasty none the less.
bnielsen13 (180) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Deep amber in color with a small beige head. Aroma is malty and earthy hops. Taste is bready and earthy, grassy hops. Decent beer.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thereís some discussion as to how best to categorize this beer. Thatís a good thing, in that it suggests that this new Roseville, Minnesota-based brewery is willing to be innovative. Myself, I would call this beer an Imperial Amber. Amber, caramel color with a light head, the malts are intensive, though grassy and moderately vegetal, but the hops are also much in evidence, though not giving rise to a classic IPA/DIPA aroma (muted citrus, not vibrant grapefruit or anything). Drinkable and decent, the finish isnít harsh, but this isnít the kind of a beer that is going to get people exclaiming that theyíve found the elixir of life. (Bottle #2 of 500, bought from brewery)
portableparty (1887) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share. Pours amber with little to no head. Aroma has earthy dirty hops and plenty of malt. Taste is slightly bitter hops and the malt takes over which has caramel and gentle spice. Palate is medium and dry.