pepsican (1451) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold. Smells like herbs. Smoking herbs. Skunk. That’s about it. Sour diesel? Flavor is just that. Some caramel, some mango, heavy handed cbus is interesting. Finishes a bit too thin, but overall this one was fun.
GJF (1271) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the tasting room. Cloudy yellow, dense white head. Very creamy body, good malt flavors with a slight bitter finish. Good.
AWISLguy (1417) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Decorah for the graduation dinner - when in Rome ... Pours a yellowish orange with a bit of a white head. Not much carbonation or lacing, although swirling created some temporarily. Aroma has heavy citrus, pine and resin. Eventually down the glass some caramel and a bit of honey showed up. Very hop forward. Taste is all bitter fruits; grapefruit, orange zest, lemons. Very bitter throughout, with bits of tangy pine muscling through occasionally. Very resinous. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes extremely bitter. This is Ruination territory, but missing the depth. Shrug? Love the APAs of theirs, this was not a great intro to the TG IPA line.
MarinEvelyn (585) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, dirty orange. Aroma bitter, earthy, caramel, some floral. Taste is similar, very nice balance. Hoppy yet sweet.
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy medium orange. Lots of lace. Good creamy off-white head. Great moderate bitterness. Dank. Earthy. Floral. Caramel. Solid medium body. Great balance. Love how the sweetness and bitterness play. Quite outstanding. Really enjoyed this.
cbfobes (2340) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craftsman, pours a hazy yellow with a thin head, the aroma has a good amount of tropical fruit and melon, but it doesn’t jump out at you like their other ipas, the flavor is earthy at first and finishes with some dank hops, good mouthfeel, just ok.
CanIHave4Beers (3350) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with Jakebra
Pours a light pale golden with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is big on melon & citrus. It’s plenty dank & has some alcohol forward notes.
The flavor is hop forward with some grapefruit like bitterness. It’s got plenty of melon character & a touch of caramel. It’s got a little more booze than I think works in the mix but otherwise I think it’s just fine.
akoeninger (488) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the craftsman table and tap. Pale in color. Very refreshing, like they say earthy and herbal aroma and flavor. Quite good.
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JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler, bottled in Hudson. A fine looking ipa, dark and opaque gold color with a thick head. Crisp and bitter citrus hops. Dry malt flavor with the bitter hops. Good.
kkleu357 (358) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Coopers in Madison. Dark orange juice looking body. Sharp pungent smell. Dank earthy taste. Very bitter. In a good way, it tastes like I’d imagine a fresh hop picked right off the vine with some dirt still on it would.
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker amber color, but not heavy. Comparable look to King Sue. Very earthy flavors with a strong bitterness. Very good, but not my #1 pick.