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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Sweet caramel aroma compliments slight grassiness. Hazy orange amber in color with a nice white head. Lots of iced tea in the flavor, earthy hops, citric twang, and a stiff malt base with loads of caramel. Fairly rich in body. It’s quite good! Plus…huge props for the Quentin Tarantino sketch on the label. Thanks Brad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Had on draft at shakespeare’s pub in kalamazoo, mich. This is now brewed by short’s specifically for shakespeare’s. This is nearly identical to short’s hangin frank. This is a fantastic ipa and i’m really diggin’ the roasted malt. Well done.

   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 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Pours a light-hazed deep amber body, holding a large, rocky, yellowhite head which leaves a fat spackle of lace. PNWs compose the bulk of the aroma with pine, grapefruit and an orange essence that occasionally rings of Tang. After an IPA-quality nose, I’m a little let down by the subdued hoppiness in the flavor, but this is still a pretty quaffable Pale Ale. Satisfying body, finishing dry.

<font size=-4>Single bottle from Wacky Willy’s... in front of <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/marsha Horse Brewing Co., Marshall, MI 49068</font>

   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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pours deep copper with off white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is cirtusy-pine. Hops dominate malt/carmel balance. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours a light orange color with a off white head. Aroma is malty with some nice hoppiness to it. Flavor is slightly roasty with a bitter hoppy finish.

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