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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full bodied, orange hued ale. A variety of toasted and caramel malts create a nice backdrop to the aggressive citrus and floral hop notes. Brewed with three different kinds of hops, this IPA is balanced by the oats added to the mash. The oats not only add an unexpected sweetness, but also a heavier mouthfeel.

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3.7
JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Hazy, light amber color with a diminished head of tiny bubbles forming a lid and a nice sheet of lace. Initial burst of fresh hops slowly gives way to some caramel and floor malt scents. Hops continue to stay in the background, but do not always require full attention. Moderately sweet. A floral hops presence. Some caramel and dough flavors creep in. A very light fruitiness. Call it east coast or traditional, I like it. Perhaps it leans toward just being a pale ale, but it doesn’t show it’s strength. Balanced and drinkable.

3.2
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. Generic IPA. Medium body with moderate hops. Average flavor and bitterness. I’ve had a lot worse, but this has no uniqueness at all.

3.5
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. A good amount of citrusy and floral hops from this IPA.

3
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Can. Thanks to CanIHave4Beers! A rich copper pour is topped with a fluffy light tan head. Bright citrus and caramel are up front on the nose. There is also a little bit of dough. This tastes like sugared up grapefruit mixed with iced tea. There is a little bit of caramel in the strong black tea finish. A little too sweet and unbalanced for my tastes. Smooth mouthfeel for the ABV.

3.5
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Not a bad IPA. For once, an American IPA isn’t overwhelmingly hoppy. This is fairly well balanced and its hop v. malt profile approaches a pale ale. Not bad at all. Tried with Josh N. in 2013.

2.8
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI (July 2016), served slightly above fridge temp from a Carlyle pint glass. Lovely pour - translucent dark amber/copper with a slow-diminishing choppy head, much lacing...resinous aroma initially, giving way to some mango/apricot pitted fruit notes, some caramel...on the tongue it’s rather syrupy in texture, caramel-sweet, a bit of toasty malt underpinning the thing, bitterness fairly light, though growing somewhat towards the finish, which is dry and lightly cardboard-accented. Fairly full-bodied, a bit sticky actually. Meh, it’s drinkable enough but kind of a mess overall. Not sure I’ve had a really good beer from this brewery yet; I do like their old-school labels though, have to give them some credit for that.

2.9
tmoreau (4642) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
12 oz. beer refrig. bottle carefully poured to a Czech-pils glass, but still produced an overly abundant amount of cream colored, meringue-like head foam on top of a hazed, orangy gold hued liquid, with a good deal of rising effervescence to the modest amount of beer that was exposed, and lasting, patchy lacing. The nose was lemony & grapefruity, some sweetness, and a touch of pine. The flavor was a decent earthy, rindy, and lingering hop bitterness, but was otherwise very sweet to the taste. Light bodied, with any good effervescence wasted on the head, as the carbonation seemed to flatten out, leaving the texture a little thin on the palate. Alcohol influence was negligible. The aroma was promising, but the appearance and taste were more in line with many homebrew/extract recipes that I’ve sampled.

3.2
jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Sampler at the brewpub. It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of yeast, malts and some hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more yeast, malts, hops and medium carbonation with a nice bitter aftertaste. Decent.

3.2
Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
This is a nice IPA that tastes and drinks pretty good but doesn’t have anything particularly compelling going on in the aroma. The texture is a high point, nice and creamy w/ gentle carbonation. Overall, it’s forgettable but I’d say it’s better than most forgettable beers.

3.3
CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
From a can.
The beer pours a hazy orangish gold with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is a little sweet with some grassy & citrusy hops.

The flavor is nice enough, sweeter and more malt forward than I usually like my IPAs to be. The bitterness balances this to a degree and it’s got some nice spicy and fruity hop character.

Not really my style of IPA, good enough though... I’ve had worse from "cooler" breweries.


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