Brigadier (3695) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Ericular (1020) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2013
A pickup over the Great Taste of the Midwest this was consumed as soon as possible to enjoy a solid Wisconsin IPA. It’s not the biggest or boldest example of the style. That said it was worth the $1.99. This falls easily into the "nice to have a six pack around" category.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel bronze base sits in the glass lazily. Starchy white head is the color of bleached laundry. Earthy grass, warm hops, and a pleasant malt bill balance against each other. This is hoppy without being an IPA bomb and almost feels like more of an English style IPA.
Flavor / Palate - Tree bark, resin, and the bitterness of muddy hops slide gracefully over the tongue. The transition is like licking a basket of pine cones that have dried by a fireplace. Malt driven flavors sweep into a finish that reminds me of an English pale ale. For that reason it might keep better than some hop bombs but I still would not sit on it.
Pours a clear light orange with lasting head and great lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus with orange zest, earthy, with floral hops. Taste is laid back, light, crisp up front into a mild hop burn, settling on a great caramel and bready malt aftertaste. Finishes dry in the palate. I haven’t been too impressed with Capital’s brews in the past, but this is very underrated. It’s greatest strength is how laid back it is. Nuffield (4180) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Yellow. Somewhat floral aroma, and a flavor that offers some curious notes later, including some citrus but also some spices, like juniper and light licorice. A little astringent as it went on. Not noticeable in the flavor, but the 6.2% was apparent in the effect it had. Slightly richer, more oily body, than expected. O.k. but perhaps a bit flawed. Bottle. jcwattsrugger (12433) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
12oz bottle-white-gold. A-floral/cat pee/lemon, lt/med malt. T-floral/cat pee/spic hops, lt/med malt. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Clean orange amber. Medium white head, lasting with some lace. Aroma has nice balance - Caramel, citrus, mango; good but not standout. Flavor much the same. Very bitter - a bit too sharp. Theres some sweetness there as well. A good enough beer but the bitterness of the long finish overstays its welcome.
ttoadee (1509) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Orange/tan pour, 1 inch white head. Nose is mint and subtle pine. Middle is alcohol, orange sherbert, passion fruit. Finish is sour grapefruit. Interesting. bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Draft. Clear and golden. Mild nose. Taste is more east coast ipa. Nice and smooth. Decent. portableparty (2362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2013
12 oz. can. Pours orange amber with a thin off white head that dissipates to a wispy film. Aroma has bitter dry piny hops that also show earthiness. Taste is more bitter dry earthy piny hops some sweet floral grain and a lingering fruit floral flavor. Palate is thin and dry. For 9.99 a 12 pack this shit rocks! bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle from beerboxer. Pours light amber gold with a creamy white head. Aroma seems earthy. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor seems very hoppy, but it’s earthy hop. Mild hop burn. It’s sort of chewy. Malt backbone exists, but it’s not exactly caramel. Lots of bitter on the tongue sides. Personally, I think this ale deserves a higher rating than it has garnered. It’s laid back, but there seems to be lots of ingredients - not a cheaply brewed ale. Finishes dry, bitter and satisfying - hop wise. marcus (10326) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours clear blonde with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. A bit watery but otherwise, pretty good.