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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
The winner of the 2005 Beerquest IPA event, Lincoln homebrewer Dave Meister, got to brew this beer to his recipe on the Empyrean system.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3848) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2016
On tap at Killianís with Patty, Chris and Erica for dinner. Golden pour. Floral hop aroma. Citrus hops flavor and some malt to give it a slight body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On tap at Jakeís Cigars in Omaha. Pour was copper colored, just a little cloudy. Aroma was all grapefruit and citrus. This was a smooth, well balanced, easy to drink IPA. Nothing over the top or in your face about it, just a nice drinking IPA that I would get again next time Iím going through NE

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gjb373 (2) - - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
Better than expected based on the previous reviews...but nothing special. It lacks the bite and flavor to be anything more than average. That being said, Iím about to order my second 23 oz of the evening

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (14186) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Draft sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Edgekrusher (84) - , Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2008
At a meal, I ordered it on tap first because I noticed it had the highest ATB at 6.7% .. Nice head, basic IPA hoppiness to the point of slight bitterness. A good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (7483) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2007
From memory: tame, basic IPA. Served with basic bar food. As far as I know, the option in Lincoln, so we went. No harm, no foul. But no great reward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2006
On tap at the 2006 Nebraska Craft Brewerís Festival. Copper amber in color with an off-white head. Great hop citrus aroma. Delicious solid IPA containing pine and fruitness from the citrus-like hops. Definitely not over-the-top, but crisp, clean and well-made. I feel like Iíve "outgrown" IPAís, but this makes me re-evaluate that position.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 tap at Lazloís South. Slight head, but some nice lace is left clinging as I was a nice deep copper/mahogony color, and maybe just a slight bit hazey...canít say much about the aroma, I was a bit stuffed seemed subtle to me though...the beer itself drank with a nice body. Iím not used to Empyrean beers being this big. Very nice surprise...plenty of hop flavor came in washing over the sweet malt...apricots, citrus, cedar, pine, carmel. This is a really well done and thoroughly enjoyable IPA. Nice work Dave & Rich!

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