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RATINGS: 98   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
weihenweizen (4127) - 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
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle. This beer pours a reddish amber with a off white, sticky head. Malt forward aroma with lots of biscuit and toffee overtones. There is a bit of shortbread as well, caramel notes too. The hop presence is mostly mild leafy, grass hops. This is not the en vogue hop bruiser of an ipa I’ve grown to enjoy. Flavor has a mild bitterness that is leaflike with spritzes of citrus. Some toffee, some residual malt sweetness. I detect a fair amount of astringency, but I’m unsure where that’s from. Some nondescript bitterness comes out towards the back. Eh. It is what it is. Nothing to see here. Move along.

3.1
esjaygee (3906) - 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. It’s okay.

2.7
Huhzubendah (3740) - 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
NobleSquirrel (3439) - 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
AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2017
12oz bottle from singles rack of the local liquor store. No bottle date. Darker than standard pour, off-white head. Aroma has candied fruit, lemon and a strong caramel malt base. Taste is of sweet syrupy caramel malts, all sort of dead hops in this one, I’m assuming. There is some tangy fruits, certainly candied fruit, pineapple. Shrug? This likely isn’t what it really is. Bit of a bummer. 12

3.2
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. From notes. Grass and grains, slightly earthy hops. Slightly bitter taste. Meh, it’s ok.

3.2
madvike (3301) - 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.

3.5
Block (3183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
A solid go-to IPA. Nice balance of malts and hops with a slight bite. Definitely a session IPA.


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