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 I’m not sure how old this is. Picked it up on a recent trip to the ’sconsin. 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 wasn’t expecting a lot, but this surprised me. I would grab this again for sure.
MaltOne (297) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy, light copper, modest lacing. More aromatic than most... stone fruit (apricot/peach) and biscuit. Flavor follows the aroma, with yeast addition, and a peppery, resin finish. Palate has subtle smooth body. Overall, this had a lot subtle notes going on. The yeast and body remind me of a farmhouse ale, as do some of the subtle flavor notes. Its not a typical IPA, but its s very good beer. (Note: this bottle may be slightly passed its optimum consumption date.)
hfmejias (1225) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured slightly hazy, golden, small off white head, and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, citrus fruit and pine notes. Taste is bitter and hoppy, some fruit notes and some malty hints in the background. Nice and easy to drink; very enjoyable.
vomit (232) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I am in no "rush" to get to this "river" of squalid inpertinence. It is not like like snuffing a bowl of cat piss...but not really that different. Luckily it has alcohol, which is a plus. The taste is a minus.
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brass pour. Nose is crackers and citrus. Medium mouthfeel. Grapefruit predominant. Some peach. A little sweet. Creamy. Nice fresh bread malt backbone. Crisp carbonation. Finishes a bit sweet with a hint of resin. Good IPA
BeerInHeaven (347) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy gold with a medium white head. aroma is grapefruit citrus. Taste is bright hoppy citrus. long finish with bitter linger. A solid IPA.
Nsanders (928) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Hay apricot with a foamy white head. Honey, apricot, light piney aroma, orange rind and pith. Balance of moderate sweetness and bitterness. Body is medium with foamy feel.
arnold931 (1178) - Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I accidentally pours all the funk into the glass. Hazy gold with big white head. Lots of lacing. Nose is orange and grapefruit. Taste is tropical with grapefruit pith in the aftertaste.
vandc01 (292) - North Branch, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Orchid’s.
Not a lot of aroma, but the taste makes up for it. Nice lingering bitterness. Goes well with spicy Chinese food.
Ratman197 (12556) - 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 (784) - 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.