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.
wlajwl (3877) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus, very light pine and tropical fruit/peel. The flavor is citrus, fruit, hop resin/fruit peel, light toffee and a tart/bitter finish.
Carlisle (23) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid, all-around IPA. Dry, bitter finish with some maltiness.
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Itzjerm (1287) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin on tongue. Bitterness prominent chalky with thin head. Nice ruby red color. Not paltry very pine in flavor nice standard ipa.
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer itself is mediocre, but I really dig the label art. I think itís the color scheme. Dark golden caramel in color with a slightly citrusy caramel nose, it has a nice barley aroma thatís sweet, but still a little grainy. Thereís some bitter resin on the front of the palate, and a very bitter finish for such light body. Still, some chewy maltiness helps balance things out just a little.
Chudwick (2145) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12os bottle into Le Bubba Gump - nose is citrus and malty. Sip is a butter bomb. Mildly bitter. Downhill from first sip. Still canít get over that Japanese ref. I am now rooting for Croatia behind a few other teams.
CpyNPrnT (367) - Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus, taste is citrus, caramel sweetness, some alcohol, hops. Overall a decent IPA. Dry finish was not present.
b3shine (5438) - Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent orange with eggshell head. Smells solid; juicy hops with a well-balanced pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
J_man (699) - 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 (3916) - 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 (26) - 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.