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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   ABV: -
Strong, assertively hoppy and dangerously seductive. A skillful blendo of three premium barley malts with generous amounts of northern brewer and cascade hops. Ironic Ale is a highly aromatic India Pale Ale with an inviting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/21/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall

clear copper, lasting frothy beige head, lots of lace, big citrus aroma with sweet caramel malt, lots of hop flavor, good sweet caramel malt, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Draft to taster at Shakespeare’s. Looks good; a transparent golden orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of pale malt and hops (in that order). Tastes like it smells with a bit of grain. Average on the palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle thanks to Brigadier: Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a nice, frothy-lacing off-white head. Aroma has some nice fresh citrusy hops and a touch of toasty pale malt. Body starts with good fresh grapefruity hoppy flavor balanced with a nice caramely malty presence. Drier, flavorful, finish leaves some lingering hop resin. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5609) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
This bottled brew from Patrick767 at a rating party poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy with fine particulate softly carbonated and a good lacing. The aroma was malty musty and dough. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting malty aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and dough. The flavor was slightly off tasting. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Now this is my kind of an IPA... which is undoubtedly why it’s not available in the Chicago area. My life works that way. Anywhat - The pour is typical, a hazy amber body with a hefty, rocky head that does some uneven lacing. The aroma - Nice. Sturdy PNW hopping (pine resin, grapefruit, tangerine...) over sweet caramel malt. Those malts are needed to support the onslaught of hop bitterness, more intense than some of the DIPAs that I’ve had lately. (frankenkitty mistakingly gave me the good bottle!) Refreshingly prolonged bitter finish. Good stuff.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of patrick767. Small ivory head that mostly diminished, splotchy amount of lacing, hazy, and an orange brown hue. Nose was hoppy, malty, and grapefruit. Ditto for the flavor except the maltiness wasn’t as noticeable as it was in the nose. Fairly smooth mouthfeel and medium body. This beer seemed to be off-kilter IMO. It just didn’t come together given the style. Not impressed with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
Poured a clear amber color with a large long lasting off-white head. The aroma is citrus and pine balanced by sweet caramel. Decent ctirus with a light malt and good bitter backing on a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Out of a bottle that I think patrick767 brought. Fresh cascade hop nose. Creamy tan head. The flavor is a raw hop juice over some bready malts. Seems a little disjointed. Finish is a fuzzy, bitter orange peel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3964) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2007
bottle - Pours copper with a thin, lingering head that has good lacing. It has a nice grapefruit hops aroma. The flavor is sharp hops with not a lot of malt backing. To me the balance is off and the finish has a somewhat off taste to it. They nailed the aroma, but the taste and palate is lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Brewed for Shakespeare’s Pub in Kalamazoo by Michigan Brewing Co. Bottle: hazy orange-brown body, thick dissipating cream head that leaves nice lacing. Bitter, citrusy hops nose with heavy, sweet caramely malts. Bitter, sharp hops slam the palate with notes of citrus and perfume. Caramely, sweet malts lend heft to the beer but play second fiddle to the intense hopping. This is an interesting departure from MBC’s own hoppy beers.

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