Ughsmash (7098) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter golden with a creamy, sticky white head. The aroma picked up sweeter citrus and peppery notes over sweet caramel and light biscuits.. not all that hop-focused or interesting, but it appeared to have nice balance. The flavor found mostly pale and caramel malts at the core with dank, lightly vegetal notes around.. tacky and bitter on the finish. Lighter-bodied with moderate carbonation.. OK feel.. overall not very enjoyable.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good IPA. Resiny hops a mix of pine and sweet citrus. Tastes very fresh.
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mostly clear light golden pour with a smaller white head. Some citrus and resin on the nose but it smells slightly stale. Medium palate, decent carbonation, and the hops are fairly well balanced.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the new Wisconsin Brewing Company tap room in Verona, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, some light citrus and grassy hop profile and a touch of earthy herbs. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of earthy and grassy hop bitterness that hides much of the caramel malt. Finish is semi-dry, some lingering bitterness with a hint of light caramel malt. Tongue shocker scale- three to four minutes.
nuplastikk (4291) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-tan body. Thin, off-white head. Middle of the road, but well done IPA. The hops are there, but not really that bold, or new school...classical American IPA. Some grapefruit, citrus tones. Easy drinking despite the big ABV.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Wisconsin Brewing. Golden amber with a thin white crown. Aroma is tropical and sweet with grapefruit, citrus and floral hops and a caramel backer. Tastes is a tropical/floral mix with citrus and sweet malt mixed in. Finish is a tad dry with slightly below average bitterness for the style.
wlajwl (3762) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dank/grassy hops and light notes of citrus and fruit. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, fruit, a good hint of hop resin in the texture and a dry and mildly tangy finish.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours to a golden body with a thin white head. Aroma is light hops. The flavor is really balanced for an IPA. Like an English IPA. Medium body that is clean and easy drinking. Light actualized bitterness.
bytemesis (3005) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear orange amber, medium creamy beige head, dissipates fairly slowly with good lacing left behind. Aroma is light pine, citrus, caramel, more pine. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, sprucy, citrus, bread and pine. Medium body, medium soft carbonation. Also not bad, but lacking the juicy pop of the better IPAs.
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Clear golden pour with a foamy white head. Nose is spicy, piney hops with cedar notes. A bit astringent, with a sweetish malt base that barely peeks through. Taste is dry and piney, with citrus peel, cedar, and a bit more of the sweet maltiness coming through. But this is still about the hops, which stay dry and bitter throughout, into a long finish. More cedar notes as well. It’s light and fluffy, with gentle carbonation. A bit too drying for my tastes, but this is still pretty solid. I’d like a little less ABV, but I guess that’s what the Session IPA is for. Overall, I’m surprised the two beers I liked best of the four WBC beers are the IPAs.