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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2006
Had on tap at brewpub.Pours a nice dark amber color with nice head.Great piney hop nose on this one.Great hop presence followed by caramel malts.A touch of thinness in the body,but overall real good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biermensch (64) - USA - FEB 26, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma of pine suggests dry hopping. Nice amber appearance with a thin, lacy head. Tastes of roasted malt and bitter hops. Has a surprising bite for a Great Dane offering - a pleasant surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alemale (5) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2005 does not count
From the beer engine. Amber color, no/little head, which was surprising. Very bitter and hoppy, I enjoyed this thoroughly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Hoppy. Very hoppy. Finally something in a beer around here. Not too much flavor after that but Im grateful for this. Bitter. Some cookie flavors as well. Perhaps my favorite one that I had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Had a full glass of this one for the road after the big sampler bone. Had a red grapefruit aroma. Cooper color body with decent head. A good citrus flavor that was cool and crisp. Left a slight dry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Slightly hazy orange/amber, short head. Citric and strong herbal aromas. Sweet toffeeish body, lots of hop bitterness to scrub the sweetness away. Long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Pre-rate rant: What is the deal with so many so-called IPAs that barely smell like hops at all? Brewpubs are the worst offenders here. Not very strong, vaguely bitter, and a miserly pinch of hops in the nose. Why bother calling them IPAs? All that to say, Great Dane has not made the same mistake with this IPA. Wow. Really big hop fragrance. Wonderfull citrus and floral hops with some light malty sweetness. Even seated outdoors at the Great Dane, I could smell this before I got it up to my nose. Just a bit of pale head on a copper red body. A big bracing chewy bitterness than lingers into the finish. Substantial on the palate, but not overly thick. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Totally clear orange / bronze. White wisp in the center for the head, and creamy white lacing along the edges. One of the best aromas of their beers - heavenly hop bouquet, sweet lemon grass, honey, herbal butter and buttered-rum toffee. Flavors match aroma predictors. Dry. Fresh. Nice up-front hops. Some thinning, but the hops assert a sense of nevermind. All in all, very respectable. Nice, dry palate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Beer Engine. Appearance was an extreme lacing with a rocky off-white head atop a red/copper body. The aroma smells of strawberry and apricot jam or marmalade. Swee with some bitter overtones. The flavor was bitter but not overpowering. Strawberry leaves. Sweet malts, caramel, and grassy hops. The palate was a watery body with a medium/light mouthfeel. Needs more carbonation. Bitterness sticks to mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Poured a very cool reddish-orange color with a moderate creamy-white head. Citrus hops were certainly present in the nose (notably grapefruit and orange). These hops were also present in the taste, and mouthfeel was somewhat creamy and carbonated. Full-bodied, well-balanced, and a very nice hoppy aftertaste.


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