hershiser2 (3825) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from Binny’s 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 can’t expect too many non-repeatable variations.
Bottle with many thanks to Drake! Pours orange-amber with a large off-white to beige head. Aroma is citrus, resin, black tea, caramel. Flavor is a strange combination of honey-roasted oats and citrus, soap, pine, caramel. I guess it's not strange, but the first sip was odd and unexpected. Long lingering bittersweet finish. Hiero (171) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2017
The body feels like a wheat beer, not sure if this is the oats. Besides the oatmeal body, there is an overlying citrus flavor, which leads into a tangy bitterness. Overall, pretty good, but not a classic IPA flavor. jandd1983 (4680) - 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. AWISLguy (3429) - 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 Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s 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 (4975) - 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. arnold931 (1261) - Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear copper with some white head. Nose and taste is pine with some malt sweetness. Okay. edwardbass (865) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2016
I’m surprised at the rating so far for this one, because I don’t think it’s quite that bad. It’s certainly not a particularly good beer, but it’s not a bad one either. As an IPA it misses the mark of the style, but it’s 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 wouldn’t buy it again, but it’s not terrible. Finhead (1845) - 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 (865) - 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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