Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle with no date on the bottle, so Iím not sure how old this is. Picked it up on a recent trip to the ísconsin. Poured into a pint glass.
Pours a clear pale orange with a moderately thick white head on top. Big citrusy nose that is inviting me to partake. Orange, lemon, floral tones - nice refreshing nose. The mouth is crisp, yet creamy. A little sharp, but smooth on the back end. Nice big citrus flavors greet me with sweet tangerine, orange rind, lemon zest. Bitterness is moderate and accessible. This is a great IPA for novices and geeks alike. I wasnít expecting a lot, but this surprised me. I would grab this again for sure.
vandc01 (122) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Orchidís.
Not a lot of aroma, but the taste makes up for it. Nice lingering bitterness. Goes well with spicy Chinese food.
Ratman197 (10314) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread and light lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
asedzie (622) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - one of many over the years. I have to disagree with many of the other reviewers. As an IPA drinker that was weened on the best of what the west coast had to offer I find this a well-constructed and exciting IPA that I always look forward to. WI is not a state known for its IPAs but this stands out. It pours hazy golden- bottle conditioned? - nose is orange peel and just a touch of passionfruit and mango, some light yeast notes like fresh bread. Flavor is textured barely cereal supplemented by creamy mouthfeel, some citrus at the sides and at the end. Finishes long on a citrus peel note with a pleasant bitterness that brings back all of the goodness that transpired from nose to quaff. I much prefer this to almost every MN IPA - Hop Dish and Bent Paddle excluded - and would even class it close to some of my MI favorites.
Nuffield (3718) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow. Grassy nose, astringent front to the flavor, immediately not pleasing or balanced. Long bitter finish. Not to my liking. (at Ale Jail Anniversary Party 2014)
fiercepanda (600) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy yellow beer with a soapy white head. The aroma is grass, lemon, and funk. The flavor is citrus, floral, and fairly bitter.
twindadplus2 (611) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange amber color with a thick, bright white head. Aroma is reminiscent of candied grapefruit and sourdough. Flavor is crisp citrus bitterness with a little bit of malt at the end. Full bodied and creamy on the palate
drfabulous (4268) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Toppling Goliath. IPA/Double in malt alcohol aroma. Low hop aroma and taste. Decent.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Aroma is bitter grass, some citrus, and caramel malt. Pours light amber with a small white head. Taste is bitter grass, some garden weeds, and a stale biscuit malt. Mouthfeel was bitter and dry despite all the malt taste. All in all, this had the makings of an inbalanced and old IPA.
rondphoto (2368) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Hazy golden amber color, full 1" white head that stays around, short streaks of lace. Taste is edgy malt that adds strong floral hops in the palate - hops extend to a lingering finish. Very dry, very thirst quenching, very good.
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Woodmans in the Falls. No bottle date. Pours an orangey copper with a white head and a ton of floaties. Crud! Was a bit concerned about age, and was likely right. Aroma has a nice blend of fresh fruit, citrus and pine, led well by the fruit. Taste is of either dead hops or a real muddle of weak pine, some grapefruit and some pineapple. Little malt presence in this one. Light to medium bodied. Finishes fruity sweet and citrusy bitter, in a solid mix. This one was all over the place. Hoping just old, because it could be pretty good if so. Otherwise strange that the nose and finish would be so solid and the rest just blah. 13.4