RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A Double IPA featuring local hops for extra Wisconsin-ness. We are embracing the reemergence of regional hops in this citrus forward/fruit-finishing beer. As the name implies, there is enough Cascade and Mt. Hood hops jammed into each pint to warrant breaking out the pruning shears. Luckily the big body will be enough to soothe any scrapes or scratches that the Full Thicket might inflict.

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badgerben (5281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Hazy copper/orange color with a small head. Strong earthy, spice, and pine hop aroma. Strong bitterness. Solid pine, vegetal and caramel. Full body.

Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Not a huge aroma, but it is in the ballpark. The tasting reveals a few malts and very mild hops, again not really what the better Double IPAs offer. O.k. as a beer goes, but blah if they were setting out to brew a good DIPA. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN)

Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
12oz bottle 5/11/14 (Woodman’s-Waukesha)-41° in Shaker-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more malt and slight caramel. This medium to full bodied brew u\is a mix between a double and regular IPA.

esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Golden amber with a creamy nitroesque white crown. Aroma of bready malts, caramel, floral hops and a hint of honey. Floral hoppy with mild citrus, caramel, mild woodsy hops and strong bitterness.

drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
I saw in their description that on the bottle they call it a dipa but elsewhere an ipa, which puzzled me. Then I tasted it and it actually seems more like an ok pale ale with good body. Maybe because of the strength. Whatever. Not really, bad, just not too good either.

Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Despite the high overall score this is a middling IPA at best. Somehow better than the sum of its parts I would still not go out of my way to pick up a six pack. Even in the Madison area I can think of six to ten better alternatives from local breweries. Don’t buy it unless you want to try every Furthermore release possible.

Aroma / Appearance - The caramel bronze base shimmers with a thin offwhite head. Deep and murky, it contains a blend of caramel, grapefruit, and sweet malty tea. The result feels like an English style IPA left a bit too long in the cask. This is less imperial IPA and more old ale.

Flavor / Palate - A malty imperial IPA is more bitter and dry than anything else. Rather than the strong hop profile I expected it is more like a steeped tea. While drinkable the outcome is not overly remarkable. Save your money and buy something from Ale Asylum, Lake Louie, or New Glarus instead.

madvike (3285) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle - Pours clear amber orange with a huge foamy light tan head. Nose is lots of toasty malt, orange marmalade, and some piney, grassy hops. Taste is the same, but it’s pretty boozy and bitter. Grassy and piney hops, some citrus rind, and more toasted malt. It’s pretty bitter and sharp. Smooth and fine-bubbled, pretty slick. Not all that great.

AWISLguy (3277) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle from Brook Falls Discount. Pours an unclear orangey-brown with a white head leaving some lacing. Aroma has pine & citrus & caramel. Taste is of sweet toffee, some citrus and pine. Quite resinous. Flavor slightly off somehow; malt forward but also a strange flavor palate. Medium bodied. Finishes sweet with a slight citrus presence. And some alcohol. Shrug? Fair but not better than that.

Christpuncher (3191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
An average ipa at best. Smells hoppy and hoppy flavored. Has a soapy flavored finish not fruit at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

islay (2920) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-18-14. Fruity, creamy, malty, barley-wine-esque, boozy aroma features orange, muffin, cookie, biscuit, and yellow plum scents. Strong and complex; floral and perfumey smell. Pours mostly clear with some haze. Highly effervescent: Many small bubbles. Small amount of beige head. Orange brass to sable color. Nice looking beer. Salty, dry taste features light pine, tonic water, booze, and lemon flavors. Dirt dryness from the hops in the finish. Pleasant but weak flavors. Medium body. Lively in the palate. Furthermore Full Thicket is perfectly pleasant but plain and forgettable, especially for the style.

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