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Shoreline Exponential Ale

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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All are Citra Hops added 17 times thoughout the boil, exponentially, combined with a single malt mash. A simple beer to let the hops shine.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5585) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Draft to taster at Shoreline. This is listed in their board as an APA, not an IPA. Looks good; a slightly hazy pale apricot with foamy off-white head. Smells of very mild Citra hops. Tastes like it smells with a smooth medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but Iím not sure how old this beer is; the hop profile seems faded.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (634) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft pour at brewery - orangey-brown body with a relatively thin white head. Aroma is pleasant - lots of citrus hops, tropical fruit, hint of grass, and a bit of maltiness lingering in the background. Flavor is clean and pretty good as well...the citra hops dominate (not a bad thing in my book), hint of a grassy/floral note in the flavor, some caramel malt in the background... Palate is medium bodied and appropriate for the style. Amazing...no, but this is a solid rendition of a style with a hop varietal that I am a fan of - tasty.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
duke971 (4) - USA - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
Did not care for at all. Very bitter with a shallow body and an acrid mouth feel. acidic and tart without a nice finish. sorry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12382) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Draft at the source. Nice floral and citrus aroma. Taste has tons of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at shoreline in Michigan City. This was a simple and refreshing ipa with good, mellow citrus undertones. Decent pour, with a pillowy, clumpy starch white head, and opaque bright cantaloupe orange color. Light and refreshing describes the nose. Notes of grassy lemon, caramel, and pale cereal malts. The body is mellow and average bitter for the style. Basic flavors of grass, mixed citrus, melon fruit, and caramel. Overall, a basic, but nice ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Draft at Great Taste. Finally, a tolerable one from Shoreline. Pours a nice hazy gold with a sticky white head. Nose is big and catty, lots of tropical citra notes and a hint of caramel. On tasting, itís not seamless, itís got a bit of roughness that stretches it out. More of that citrusy and tropical fruitiness. Decent malt character but perhaps a bit overbittered? Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Shoreline exponential. Growler brought back home from Michigan city... Pours a mostly transparent apple cider orangey hue with a thin film of off-white head... Aroma of assertive grassy and citrus focused hops. Pretty clean... Flavors are grassy crisp with a nice citrus hopped forwardness. Just short of medium bodied with a green grassy finish. 7/4/7/4/14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
growler graciously shared by kan. notes of dry crisp grass, resiny hops. touch of citrus. moderate bitterness. pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
I stopped through the brewpub for a growler while out on vacation and found this was the best of the few samples I tried so I got it. Itís a darn fine IPA and, just for comparison, I stopped through Three Floyds the next day and they had nothing this good on tap so I suppose that is fairly high praise around these parts. Itís a nice, piny, earthy kind of IPA. Normally, I prefer IPAs w/ brighter citrus character but this was so well done I really liked it regardless. It is well built from top to bottom and very drinkable. It is perhaps unexceptional for the style but a very good example. The locals I chatted w/ briefly recommended this highly and itís already earned itself the nickname of "Expo" which I suppose is already taken by a certain Michigan brewed imperial stout but I do hope to see it again next time Iím through the area.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoltan023 (11) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Good IPA, but not exceptional. Golden color. Light. Lemon and pine tastes. The hops cost your tongue. I got no aroma, but that is probably because there are smokers at the next table.


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