douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2011
On tap at GABF 2011. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is smooth caramel, some pine and light tropical fruit. The flavor is a smooth simple and tasty IPA; upfront caramel malts, light pine, a tiny bitter finish, berries. esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, floral and earthy hops and a touch of citrus. Taste is balanced with pale malts and floral hops and a mild bitter finish. madvike (3305) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2011
On tap at GTMW - Pours amber with a fluffy white head. Citrus hop nose with a sweet malt base. Similar taste, with a citrus/herbal hop mix and a grassy hoppiness on the finish. Well-carbonated and medium-bodied. Very nice. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Clear golden with a fizzy off white head. Caramel and citrus hops aroma and taste with a decently bitter cereal grain finish. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in August 2009. Pours a golden-copper color with a moderate white head. The smell is slightly hoppy, but not nearly enough for the style. The biggest problem is the diacetyl presence, which is detectable even in the nose. With a bottled beer, I would think maybe I got a bad bottle; however, I had this at the brewery, so either way no outside forces were affecting this one. The taste was much the same, with weak hops mixed in with the infamous buttered taste. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth with a medium body. The diacetyl completely ruined the drinkability on this one.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-20-2009
Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours clear amber-orange with a small off-white head. The nose is a toasty, biscuity malt with bright citrus hops. Medium-bodied, soft and slick with a moderately bitter finish. The flavor is an English/American IPA blend: Maris Otter? with some grassy, earthy hops..Where are the citrus hops I got from the nose? Gonzo. Perhaps I had an olfactory hallucination...This one is OK. But it doesn’t "wow" me. theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Growler courtesy of Gregis. Pour is darker copper, mostly clear. Nice thick lacing left on the glass as the off white head falls. Aroma of marris otter malt, and some earthy, resin hops. Seems to smell like a English style Pale Ale. Taste follows the nose, the toasty malt with resin earthy hops. The hops are nice and clean. Palate is nicely carbonated, finish is clean and brief. Nicely balanced beer. Thanks for sharing Greg. topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Pours coppery with a small head. Aroma is malty with a good bit of hop. Flavor is fruity, malty, and a good bit of hop bitterness. A more historical representation of the IPA. Very drinkable and not overpowering. randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Rich copper - with perhaps a bit of red showing through. Malt on the nose, very light. Not much in the way of hop on the nose.
Bitter is big on the taste - nicely done. Not a citrus, but an earthy bite to it. Perfect palate - nice and full. csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 28, 2009
No specs listed on the website, but I recall that the grist was pilsner malt, munich and carawheat. Hops are German Northern Brewer and Tettang Tettanger. A British Ale yeast was used. OG was somewhere north of 1.060.
Malty, earthy aroma with some light fruitiness. Malty, nutty, earthy & woodsy flavor. Bitterness is quite apparent. Mouthfeel is great for this style, very clean and easy to drink. Well attenuated, no caramel sweetness. My kind of IPA.