csaso (1198) - Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - fair size thick head, dark gold color, earthy hop aroma and flavor, good size malt balance, surprisingly mild alcohol notes - not bad overall, but not the best British style IPA
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valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample draft at brew pub. poured coppery color with thin off white head. aroma had a grassy and resinous feel...some caramel malt notes, hint of spice. flavor was interesting...malt hits up front, then the very grassy hop noted hit..gets pretty bitter, and then a vegetable-like flavor the end...some I was with equated it to ’sweet pea’ like...odd, thought not particularly bad. palate smooth and good....decent if not overwhelming offering.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample on tap at Town Hall Brewery. Pours a copper color with white head. Earthy, grassy, grainy flavors. Ok.
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Town Hall. Pours a bit hazy dark golden appearance with a white head. A bit fruity, earthy, herbal hoppy, slightly toasted malty aroma. Mild orange fruity, cracker, herbal grassy hoppy flavor. Ok.
mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can this on cask at the Townhall Tap. Good balance in this IPA that favors unique hop blend.
TheHOFF43 (1617) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Pours copper with off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts and earthy hops. Lasting bitterness, but very good.
jkwalking05 (3395) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a decent white head. Aroma is spicy hops, wood, soil, light floral. Taste is of moss, tree bark, pepper, bitter, herbal.
WavyMan (8) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really liked this beer. Enjoyed with one of their famous brats with kraut, swiss & spicy mustard.
camborne (646) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light nose. Nice smooth sweet caramel palate. Finish is slightly bitter and Hoppy. Definitely sweet
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the brewpub
Thanks to DalzAle for the growler. This was a very solid IPA that makes me want to revisit the brewpub. There might be better versions in bottles but for a tap only release it was very easy to finish off the growler with the help of tastybeer.
Aroma / Appearance - A strong bronze base and wispy white head complement the thin legs. Strong malt driven iced tea and grapes left on the vine until they became raisins supplement sweet hops.
Flavor / Palate - Simultaneously malty and sweet, the mouthfeel is chewy in a way that reminds me of a half melted Mars Bar minus the chocolate. Smooth from start to finish the only drawback to a growler is that it does become filling after two pints. Even so I would do my best to drink another.