TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of piney/earthy hops, some caramel malt and an odd soapy thing going on. Flavor of pine and some grapefruit, some malts and a lingering hop bitterness. A little on the thin side. TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - DEC 28, 2006
On tap.Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Pours a lightly hazy orange-yellow with small white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is surprisingly sweet with a dash of citrus and some pine. Flavor is a very sharp bitterness that verges on dish-soap bitter that clashes with the ample malt sweetness instead of the two complementing each other. Strange. Sticky palate verges on cloying. Something’s a bit off here and I can’t quite put a finger on it; yet it’s still a pretty OK beer.
This poured a cloudy light copper body with an off-white head that vanishes quickly, lacing the glass as it does so. The aroma is a watery caramel with sweet apples and a mild PNW hopping. Kind of watery. In taste it’s more of an APA than an IPA, a fairly even balance between the malty sweetness and a grapefruit & pine bitterness. It finishes on an earthy, bitter note. Sessionable.patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2006
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UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 draft - Pours coppery with a medium sized head. The aroma is citrus hops. The flavor is a pretty straight up citrus hops IPA with decent balance, though a little lacking in the malts. The finish is moderately bitter. It’s simple, but good. DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Draft sampler at Broad Ripple. Big where it counts, in those northwestern citrussy hops we know and love. A bit grassy after that. Cloudy coppery appearance with a big piney smell. That’s all I wrote? Must be getting to the end of the sampler platter. Very nice beer.
Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - DEC 13, 2005
tap at the brewpub. clouded tan pour. hopped up pine aroma with wet leaves. burnt hop taste with grass and more pine, refreshing somehow. rubber finish. one dimensional. jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2005
On tap at the pub. Murky copper color with a big bubble cream colored head. Nice fresh hop nose. Very expected grapefruit rind bitterness with the right malt support. Very good with the food there. Solid IPA. jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Unique brewpub IPA. Not much hops in aroma, more bready, malty. Fairly pale IPA, surprisingly hoppy in bitterness and flavor, comparable to, but better than, Grant’s IPA. Appropriate light carbonation (uncommon in most IPAs), quite dry on the palate. Very addictive belt of bittering and flavor hops - one of the bitterest, yet most drinkable IPAs on the planet. No surprise the owner is from England. Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Draft as part of sampler at Broad Ripple. Clear amber color with a medium white head that diminshed slowly. Medium hoppy aroma. Medium body. Good flavor of hops with a medium bitter finish. atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2005
From a growler filled two hours earlier, by John Hill, owner of the Broad Ripple Brew Pub. Darker orange with off white head. Great hop flower aroma, strong citrus hop presense. Stronger citrus hop flavor but not as overpowering as I thought it would be. Some minor malt sweetness at the back provide a little ballance. Medium body and very bitter and a little to sticky at the finish.