BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7th Anniversary Dinner night. Cask version. Dry-hopping fits this brew right, as it veers away from the fuitier side of IPAs in lieu of a straight punch. Think Hsing-Yi, not Pa-Kua. Loved it.
mnmike (609) - 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.
khoffman43 (847) - 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 (2356) - 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 (5) - 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 (293) - 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 (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, 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.
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Copper clear pour, off-white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of toffee, grassy hops, nuts, light toast. Taste is sweet caramel/toffee, light grassy/pine hop bitterness, light toast. Palate is soft, slick, lightly bitter finish. Interesting.
Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Rating #74. I enjoyed this one while I was out fishing with the boys who all agreed that this was a stellar beer. Very nicely balanced. Real nice bitterness, but it was also quite drinkable. (2452)
Atom (995) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub pours a clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, fruits, and English hops. Taste of caramel malts, plum, toffee, and a bite of hop hop, with a chalky palate. Nice!
kbutler1 (1259) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a light white head. Nice caramel notes in the flavor with a fruity hop note. Medium mouthfeel. Nice lingering bitterness. Slight roast aroma and fruit nose. Solid.