ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Floral nose. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Really nice hoppy flavor. Very unique. Grassy, some spice. One of Summit’s best ever beers.
Bif (1256) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, some fruit and grassy. Taste of pine up front with some malt and bit of caramel sweetness with a bit of nut. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp, smooth and well balance. Has an unexpected malt character for an IPA. Enjoyable beer. Nice twist on being just another IPA.
TheHOFF43 (1609) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at APN, from a cask. Pour is a hazy yellow with tons of citrus hops, one of their better beers actually.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper color with a large head. Light vegetal hop aroma. Moderate grain flavor. Fairly vegetal and earthy hop character. Medium bitterness. Some light dry honey towards the end of the glass.
Trev (1820) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with thick head. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, woody/fruity hop.
Flavour is breast sweet caramel. Light fruity esters and light floral bitter finish.
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boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at keg stand ...orangish pour white head... pretty goiod run of the mill ipa..but i like it alot...could drink volumr of this
wlajwl (3473) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruit, grassy hops and a hint of candy/malts. The flavor is fruit/light berries, malts, slight nutty/earthy notes and a bitter/slightly tart finish. Not sure if it being a single hop/malt ale impacted the flavor, but it was a different and good EIPA.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 12/13/13 Version: Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota and sampled at GTMW 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a hazy golden orange amber colored brew with a decent sized off-white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and grassy hops, some earthy spices and a touch of caramel malt. Taste is medium bodied, some toasted caramel and English-style malts, grassy/floral hops and some earthy spices. Finish is semi-dry, with a more earthy hop aftertaste with some toasted caramel malt in the background. Nice to take a break form the citrusy Cascadian hoppy IPA for once.
bookman10 (573) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. This pours a very pale yellow with minimal head. Floral/hop aroma, with some bready notes. Flavor is very crisp, with pepper, citrus, and pine-hop bitterness. Bitter finish.
jmohno (994) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Paleish yellow,clear with some slight yeast debrie.Heady at first quickly receding to a ring with slight lace.
Lemony floral citrus aroma.Grassy,tart.Fairly pungent.Slight bready.
Lemony floral citrus taste and pungent,strong tart citrusy finish.Very pithy lemon rind bitter. Dry and crisp,very slightly buttery or light caramel. Pretty dry and clean malt base.More of a west coast style ipa in the sense that its hop bitter dry unbalanced,not neccessarly the tart thing. More lemony citrus tart than I like my ipas.