RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good version of a traditional English IPA...bread dough, biscuity malts, caramel, and underneath all of that is a pretty decent hit of English style herbal/earthy hoppiness.
jezmez68 (395) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Shoreline in my mug. Always a favorite of mine, the Cluster Phuch is an awesome IPA. Fresh hops permeate the aroma. Nice, orangeish brown in color, little head. Rock and roll flavor, bitterness coats the mouth with a dry finish.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Shoreline Brewery and served in a shaker. This IPA poured a golden amber with a one-finger thick head of off-white foam that lingered for a bit. Spotty lacing covered the sides of the entire glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of mild orange, grapefruit, and bread. The flavor was much the same. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. A decent IPA.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. The body was medium gold with an off white head. The aroma was grapefruit and almonds. There was also some dandelions. The taste was fairly bitter with some almond shells. There was also some bread crust that was countered by a woody finish. Excellent.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this one draught at the brewpub in Michigan City, Indiana. Clear reddish pour with a nice foamy head, a light flowery nose with a taste of watermelon, roses, a mix of esters in the taste. Had a offputting finish that was difficult to figure out and not very good. Leaper is better.
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. hand bottled courtesy of a trade with BBB63 and consumed within 24 hours after receiving it. Pours a somewhat hazy orange with a very thin, uneven, soapy head that quickly disappeared. Pleasant aroma of pine and fresh grass. The flavor begins with some moderate malt and then quickly migrates to sharply bitter hops which lingers for a bit. Finishes with a bit of a metallic flavor that also lingers a bit after the swallow. Somewhat undercarbonated, which I suspect is the result of its trip East. Thanks again to BBB63 for the opportuntity to try a beer with only four ratings!
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub,this was ok for a ipa with a small white head and a fresh hop taste but not overwhelming and was kinda dry in the finish but i like when local breweries try to make something original.CHEERS!
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 From growler and served in a Imperial no-nik glass: Clean coppery hue with a small fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of herbal and slight piney hops, some peppery spice esters, grassy and grainy malt and slight medicinal vapour. The taste starts with a fresh hop profile and crisp bitterness layered over soft pale malts. The finish displays a hop spice and metallic character, a touch catty after awhile as well. The mouth feel is aggressive and lively with a chalky finish. A solid IPA, worth a try.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In case you were wondering, this is pronounced in a way that will keep the name off labels if Shoreline would ever choose the beer for its upcoming bottling line.
From the tap this poured a thick golden body with a skinny white head that soon disappeared. The aroma is honeyed bread with a strong herbal/earthy hopping. The bitterness from the hops outweighed the malty sweetness, something that suits me fine. Nice prolonged bitter, dry finish. Not bad.
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tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours orange and served with no head. Herbal aroma with some bakery character. Agressive hop bitterness and flavor. Medium body. High carbonation. Dry finish. So-so.