brewsWITHbeer (7) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a beautiful deep copper color. Pours with a thick 1 finger head. Clear with light lacing on the glass as I drink it down.
Aroma smells of orange juice and grapefruit. A touch grassy, probably from dry hopped cascades. Not all that strong and a bit 1 sided. As the beer warms I can pick up some toasted malt.
Flavor is nicely balanced between hop flavor, malt, and bitterness. I get mostly caramel flavor from the malt but there is a certain "richness" in the background that I really like. Finishes with enough bitterness to clear the palate for the next sip while still being very drinkable.
This is a really solid IPA. A bit maltier than a "west coastí IPA so I probably wonít look for this much in the summer.
J_man (651) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. single from Big Red Liquors in Carmel, Indiana. Nice looking murky orange/lemon color with a wispy white head. Some green, catty hop aroma but a surprisingly strong fresh bread smell too. Those hops hit fast and hard with a dry, grassiness followed by a juicy citrus and pith. Then that bready flavor comes through along with a good balancing caramel/honey sweetness thatís just enough to not take away from the delicious hops. Finishes nice and light with a lasting bitter bite. Next time Iím back visiting Indy, Iím gonna look these guys up! This is one damned good IPA!
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Andy, 1/19/14
Aroma: The nose is citrus and pine hops, some caramel as well, leans sweet
Appearance: It pours a bright copper-red color with a frothy beige head and plenty of lace
Flavor: It is mid-sweet and mid-bitter up-front, the sweetness fades into a more bitter finish
Palate: This one is medium bodied, leaning light, has a nice mouthfeel, and a long, dry finish
Thanks Andy! I like this one. It starts as a balanced IPA in the front palate, but it turns much more bitter through the finish, which makes for an enjoyable flavor throughout.
Woweezowee (22) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To me this beer taste, smells, and looks a whole lot like Founders Centenial IPA, which definitely isnít a bad thing. Almost a clone in my opinion, aside from a lighter mouthfeel, and possibly a little less malty aftertaste. Totally surprised me; easily the best IPA Iíve had thatís made in the indy area. Bitterness is perfect for this style of IPA and never overpowers the other flavors. Carmel malt forward IPA with near perfect balance; if you like a little malt with your hops youíll enjoy this beer. Maybe a whole lot.
bpar73 (329) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A dark golden orange pour with a white head and some lacing. Aroma and taste of citrus, pine, floral hops and malts. A hoppy dry finish . Nice IPA.
davidajensen (196) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very citrusy aroma. Thin head and lacing. The beer is clouded. The taste is less citrus than the aroma leads to believe. The maltiness is not overwhelming, but in the forefront juxtaposed to the bitterness of the hops.
Oly (20) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but not particularly memorable. Hazy orange with a thick head. Mild aroma of some citrusy hops, but flavor was more malty than I expected and the grapefruit hops were unfortunately accompanied by a mild soapy flavor. I wouldnít turn it down, but I wouldnít buy it if I had other IPAs I could choose from.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a cloudy amber that you canít see thru. Very little smell weak hops and an ashy finish not very good. Not Recommended
Luvystypotables (342) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel colour with a nice head, great lacing. A complex nose of floral, citrus, especially grapefruit and orange. A taste of grapefruit rind, bttier but not overly bitter. Dry finish sligthly bitter.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. From notes. Caramel and hay with a little citrus hops. Drinkable, but nothing super special.
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale deep golden orange pour with a soapy off white head and small sticky lacing .... aroma of citrusy, piney/floral hops and caramel malts .... taste is of citrusy and spicy floral hops with a caramel malty backbone and a crisp hoppy dry finish .... a solid, sessionable average ipa with nice flavors and the abv is hidden well ... could drink this all day