murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Found this beer at Silver Creek, a local brewpub.
The color is darker than a typical IPA, with softer red/brown notes. The smell is rich with fragrant hops. For an American IPA, it really smells more Euro styled with less tart and more bitters. It has a subtle nut tone as well. The first taste is heavy hops, walnut, and slight bitter lemon, over all a damn fine beer, that’s highly drinkable....If you can get the damn thing.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber to red. Almost clear. Some creamy white head.
Fruity hop aroma, spicy.
Bitter, alcoholic, and spicy flavor, but clears quickly, inviting another sip.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draught at the brewpub in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Pours a clear reddish amber brew with a thick and creamy off-white head that slowly dissolves that leaves behind an excellent lacing and lumpy head top. Aroma of sweet grapefruit and plenty of it. Other scents picked up are orange zest and some caramel malt. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with more grapefruit, sweet toffee with a piney character. Finish is extreme bitter, piney and some light caramel malt aftertaste. When doing a flight sampler at the brewpub, try this one last. The bitterness is so over-powering, the taste buds may need some recharging.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good. From the tap at the brewpub. English in style, with a nearly opaque copper color and thick creamy head. Nice hop crispness, but smooth and sessionable.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Silver Creek Brewpub. Dark copper with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, dough, earthy hops and a touch of sourness. Taste of caramel, citrus, sugar and mild pine. Decently balanced with a mild bitter finish.
hopdog (9548) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Silver Creek Brew Pub. Poured a deep and cloudy amber (almost brown) color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and light pine and citrus. Tastes of pretty much the same. I too just noticed the description that this was Oak Aged. There was some light wood in there, but not enough that I would have guessed this. This one was nicely balanced and not over board bitter. Nice full body.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dank copper color, tan head. Crisp, full hop (simcoe?) aroma. Sime minerally water or odd bitter component. I occaisionally get chlorine. But, some nice sweet caramel for fun, along with some Pez. Hops have a sharp crystally thin in them... good overall IPA. Plenty of hops.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber with a slight haze, fine beige head, lots of thick lace,
sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a combination of citrus and earthy hops,
sweet caramel malt flavor well balanced with the earthy hops, the great hop flavor leads to a tasty long bitter finish, between the dark caramel and the earthy hops that makes a light barley wine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Ughsmash (7276) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Silver Creek. Poured crystal-clear lighter orange with a splotchy off-white head. The aroma was sweet and juicy with citrus leading.. some pine backed it up.. just the right dose of sweet malty backing.. well-done! The flavor was nearly as juicy as the nose, with caramel and fruity notes surrounded by grapefruit and pine on the moderately bitter edges.. not complex, but certainly enjoyable. Medium-bodied and very well balanced on the palate.. I could drink a lot of this!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/21/07: Transparent dark copper amber pour has a nicely-lacing frothy light tan head. Sweet grainy caramel malty aroma has a touch of earthy piny hops. Body starts with nice fullness and thick, sweet toasty caramel malt along with an earthy, almost peaty piny hoppiness. A nice English style IPA.