JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 21, 2010AWISLguy (3016) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2017
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 doesnít show itís strength. Balanced and drinkable.
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, Iím assuming. There is some tangy fruits, certainly candied fruit, pineapple. Shrug? This likely isnít what it really is. Bit of a bummer. 12 Drake (13635) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joeís Brookfield, WI, 9/4/16. Hazy amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of pine, candied lemon, caramel malt. The taste is pine, lemon, grapefruit, mild caramel malt. Medium bodied, decent balance, moderate lingering bitterness. muzzlehatch (4950) - 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 itís 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, itís drinkable enough but kind of a mess overall. Not sure Iíve 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. arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear copper with some white head. Nose and taste is pine with some malt sweetness. Okay. edwardbass (833) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Iím surprised at the rating so far for this one, because I donít think itís quite that bad. Itís certainly not a particularly good beer, but itís not a bad one either. As an IPA it misses the mark of the style, but itís still quite drinkable. Lots of caramel malty sweetness, with a tiny hint of citrus hops and mild bitterness. I do get a tiny hint of that metallic taste others have noted also. I wouldnít buy it again, but itís not terrible.
Finhead (1741) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2016
Golden pour with a white head. It has a herbal hop aroma. The taste is bitter with lively carbonation and faint touch of butterscotch. Carlisle (727) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
Can (16 oz). Orange-Amber color. Citrus hop aroma. Orange citrus with grapefruit notes upfront followed by malt and some pine resin in the finish. Creamier mouthfeel than many IPAs.
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Thanks to D&S. An old school micro brew IPA, hoppy but not a hop bomb like todayís IPAs. Decent drinkable stuff. rather malty. Serving: Bottle BeerInHeaven (444) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2016
orange copper with a smallish beige head. aroma is malt and faint citrus. taste is bitter from the start. full mouth feel. some resinous stickiness. But with some definite malt presence. bitter, slightly metallic linger. An OK IPA. portableparty (2345) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2015
16 oz. can. Pours golden orange with a frothy white head that settles to thin film and sticky lacing. Aroma is bitter grassy with faint line lemon rind. Taste is bitter grassy lemon lime zest. Palate is thin medium and finishes off putting.