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RATINGS: 99   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Murky amber with a thin off-white head and flame lacing. Aroma of citrus, caramel and floral hops. Flavor comes across too vegetal with floral hops and mild caramel, some orange as well. A little too sweet and not as aggressive as most pale ales. Its okay.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (3654) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On draft at Milwaukee Ale House. The beer is dark copper with a quarter inch of off-white head. The aroma offers resinous hops, pine, earth. Hop flavor followed by subtle notes of mint and herbal tea. An odd assortment. Not entirely off-putting, but certainly unusual. Some bready notes as well, finishing with a semi-sweet bitterness. Interesting. One and done for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft at Milwaukee Alehouse. Pours an attractive orangey-gold with a fluffy white head. The nose is fresh and vibrant. Light florals combine with a bright citrus-peel note as well. Crisp and clean overall. On tasting, main issue is that it seems a touch watery. Bright hops and a firm bitterness are present but the malt is a bit thin. Not bad, but could use a bit more malt. Comes across as an APA more than an IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3438) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brow bottle poured into a snifter. Light orange, aroma is light herbal hops, and herbal hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3227) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle - Pours lightly hazy light amber with a huge fluffy off white head. Light citrus/herbal hopping on the nose and a bit of lightly toasted malt. Balanced. Taste is roughly the same, with a hint of nuttiness. A touch of mineral, and not much hoppiness, even through the finish. Light bodied, a little slick, and nice carbonation. Pretty subtle, but very balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3052) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Single bottle from Binnys Build-a-Six rack. Nice copper IPA color with a thick, slightly orange-ish head. Slightly citrus and pine hop smell. Taste is up front with hop bitterness.After a thousand IPAs, it gets hard to say what makes one different from the other, but this does have a slightly larger malt backing, even if it does support a pretty standard hop balance. But as a year-round beer, you cant expect too many non-repeatable variations.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. From notes. Grass and grains, slightly earthy hops. Slightly bitter taste. Meh, its ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a dark copper/amber with a nice white head and lacing through out the glass, aroma has a decent citrus and hop touches to it, the flavor has a little sweeter than Im used to for an IPA but it still works, nice smooth finish, decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
[Bottle] Bright amber color with a quickly receding white head. Nose is of grassy and floral hops. Malty backbone features biscuit and caramel. Astringent hoppiness of grass and pine also make an appearance. Prickly carbonation. Very mediocre.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2778) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a hazy amber color with a tan head. The smell is apple, caramel, vegetal, resin. The taste is pine, caramel, apple, fruit grapefruit ending dry and bitter. Light/medium in body with average carbonation. Fairly sweet and malty.


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