keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2012
A slightly hoppier version of their pale ale. Nice malt aroma with some grass and bread. The flavor starts with a sweet malt base followed by a nice hop finish. Dry and refreshing. Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2012
On tap at the brewpub in Moline. Good citrus herb hop, good balance, and nice bold flavors. Minimal pillowy head on the cloudy, burnt orange pour. The nose is on the lighter side and is slightly soapy. Aroma is fruity in general with notes of melon fruit, citrus, light tropical fruits, apples, and cereal grains. The body is well bittered, slightly chewy, and decently balanced. More caramels and light toasty cereal grains come through in the more complex flavor. Then big, bitter, chewy citrus fruit, and thick herbal come through. Lingers sticky pine and herb. This was solid. CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with a small head and not a lot of lace to speak of on the glass. BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
The aroma is fairly mild, at first it’s got sort of a dirty water character but that thankfully fades leaving a clean maltiness and a little bit of citrus.
The flavor has a great toasty malt character, is mildly sweet but has a good deal of fruit forward hoppiness. It’s straightforward but works really nicely,
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Tap at Bent River on Nov. 26, 2011. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Awesome citrus hop aroma and taste. Good balance. Really nice beer. jmohno (1662) - Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Growler pour to a Samual Smith pub tulip glass.Very murky dark orange/light brown,small head to a ring of foam with some lacing.
Pretty good aroma of resiny floral,grapefruit citrus some herbal/spice,peppermint,dank nice hop aroma.
Flavor is intensly hoppy with some malt sweetness,a good amount of spicyness, but hop flavor is everything in this,carbonation is low which is a little disapointing also there is some flatness in the body of this.It seems full bodied but thin and flat at the same time There is a nice mentholish bittering to this kinda peppermint or wintergreen like with a solid pronounced on going and smoothly fading bittering,almost grapefruit but grassy and herbal spicy making it seem wintergreen or peppermint like.
Mouthfeel is chaulky almost gritty probably something to do with its murkyness.There is some creamyness ,sweetness,and body ,finish has some toasted malt citrus dryness balanced pretty well with the sweetness. This may be the most hop flavored beer ive ever had,dont know if because i got it local at the brewery ,but i guess the description of heavy really means heavy.I believe i read this to be 5.99% at the brewery.
I think this beer really is ipa territory. I almost feel nausious from the hop flavoring of this going on 2 pints. I almost feel like they hop injected this growler because 2 pints of this hopheaven is making me feel stoned!
Bought again at the Rock Island Brewery coffee drive through. Again it poured undercarbed with no head.This seems like it would be great with more carbonation,maybe I need to get a fresh pint,instead of the to-go stuff.Its still a super juicy-fruity aroma and tasting pale,but only other complaint is a stalish/flat taste to it.Seamed toned down some on the murkyness and super-duper-hop flavor it had before.
ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Date: July 26, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Bent River Brewpub, Moline, IL Appearance: Translucent golden orange with a medium amount of head and huge lacing. Aroma: Strong hoppy. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, thin bodied. Other: Not bad, but not overly complex.
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2011
On tap at the brewpub poured orange with an off white head. Aroma is lots of fruity citrusy hops. Flavor is grapefruit, caramel, and a little toasty malt. Very nice and balanced under the big hopppy nose. cbfobes (2891) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
On tap at brewpub, pours a hazy orance color with a thin whtie head and lacing, the aroma hits you right away with nice citrus and hoppy touch, the first sip is very bitter and hoppy but has a great malt balance, very good. fidelis83 (2509) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a 1-2 finger, creamy, eggshell head that has decent retention. Aroma is citrus, light caramel, light fruit and a touch of biscuit. Flavor is bright citrus, caramel and toast, with a light melon-like fruitiness. Palate is fairly light bodied off dry and somewhat heavily carbonated. Nice, fresh citrus APA, good stuff. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2010
20100608 Tap at brewpub. Soft bodied, laid back c-hop aroma and lasting mild hop bitterness. Nothing extraordinarily hoppy about this one that would make you think they put any emphasis on the dry hopping, but it’s a fine APA.