UkrainPubCrawler (121) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
This beer combines my favorite beer styles. Belgian, and IPA. This beer is smooth and delicious. Decent amount of hops. Delicious! nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2012
This is a highly drinkable IPA (though I would consider it more of a double IPA)-- Very nice. Thoprock pours a rich, honey-color with tiny yeast suspended throughout. It looks very appealing. Due to the yeast, it has a very active/large, spotty head. Flavors of Belgian yeast, hops, grapefruit, honey, orange, and pine. A very impressive first offering from a brand new Minneapolis brewery. Cheers! coreyvan (15) - Fridley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours with bubbly white head
Strong yeast aroma with slight hoppy citrus
Bubbly mouth feel
Slight alcohol flavor followed by a sweet bitterness
Mmmmm... portableparty (2366) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a large fluffy soapy white head that slowly settles to a sudsy film and spotty lacing. Aroma has a floral fruity scent which is really nice and some what sweet with just a hint of white pepper. Taste is all the above with the hops being bitter and floral and the yeast being fruity and biscuit like with subtle cracked pepper and spice. Palate is full and crisp with a drying finish. The alcohol is very well hidden. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
750ml bottle from mtjoseph, thanks Mark! Pours a cloudy, orange-amber colored body with a big, two finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky lacing throughout. Aroma is citrus-grapefruits with some sharper, soapy pines and a medium sweet caramel backing. A few florals and a dry earthiness as well. Flavor is similar. Grapefruits and other citruses up front with a soapy pine resin and some floral fruits. Medium sweet caramel balances and lets the hops take the forefront. A bit of an earthy spice towards the end as well as light mix of sharper and sweet grapefruits. Finishes dry and moderately bitter with a nice earthy spice and soapy pine citrus balanced with a light caramel. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a slightly lively, soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. Lots of citrusy hops well balanced with a light caramel. I like the slight spice kick to the hops in the finish. Easy drinking, no hint of the alcohol, and enjoyable. Good one.
theisti (4157) - Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is a hazy golden with a thick two inch head that leaves behind pretty lacing. The aroma is fresh floral hoppiness, a bit of detectable bitterness and a nice backbone of mildly sweet cracker malt. Nice balance in the nose. The taste is the nose, clean fresh floral hops paired nicely with a lightly sweet cracker malt. Additionally, there is a bit of honey and citrus fruit in the flavor. Nice subtle character. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation and a dry slightly bitter finish. Nice solid beer. joet (2648) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Golden liquid with a pillow of rocky white foam. Full aroma fruity and herbal bits of celery and melon. Slightly sweet creamy feel. Little bit of alcoholic heat oily fusel. Very subdued Belgian esters. Very nice Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Courtesy of khoffmanbaraciisch (3311) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light citrus, apple, bubblegum, faint grapefruit, and grass. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) amber with a two finger orange tinged off-white head that fades to a thin film within a minute or so. There’s a good amount of webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a some light-moderate fruit and a touch of caramel. Some bubblegum notes and banana come into play in the middle. The finish has light citrus, grapefruit, and floral notes. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.
Dark hazy caramel in color... Aroma of caramel, candi sugar, citrus hops... Flavor is fairly crisp, not terribly dry, light citrus hop notes, candi sugar... Okay
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft at pig & fiddle. Fresh aroma that has some cask notes. Frothy , off white head with cobweb lace. Hazy, almost murky, dark amber. Somewhat dry and somewhat ordinary. Not bad.