RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
American Style India Pale Ale. We used an American base malt with the addition of Caramalt to give this now classic style a redish hue. Mound Builder includes an aggressive use of Columbus hops, which is a high alpha hop with a full flavor profile, and Centennial hops. The beer is also dry-hopped with Amarillo hops, which is a citrusy hop with notes of orange and grapefruit. People’s Mound Builder IPA is a hoppy, yet smooth American twist on the English IPA

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerowulf (110) - , Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Outstanding brew of orange / tan color. Bitter finish but not overly so. The abv hit oh so smoothly. A great brew n compliment to their Mr Brown flagship brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (970) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 27, 2014
12 ounce can compliments of Trent! A cloudy orange rusty look to it with a big head of creamy, vs, billowy foam. Great lacing. The nose is big on grapefruit and pine. Somewhere, deep down, I get hints of some malt character. Well, the malt showed up in the taste with a nice smooth bite(haha) of caramel. It goes beautifully with the aggressive pine and grapefruit. This *almost* tastes like a 2 or 3 year old Bigfoot. Don’t laugh. The body here is pretty big; another resemblance to the beer I mentioned above. Well, I’m pretty damned impressed with this IPA. Very damned impressed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1413) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Deep copper-amber pour with a toffee colored head. Nose is rich caramel, some pine, herbs and flowers, with a little grapefruit. Taste is a lot of bitter with a fair amount of sweet that grows with warmth. Palate is medium bodied, kind of oily with a lengthy finish. Really nice IPA, one to savor rather than plow through. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
A bit darker in color than I expected with a mostly white head. Very hoppy up front, guava, mango, citrus peel, grassy notes on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
bottle courtesy of sprinkle. wow! this brew upon opening smells like straight up pineapple juice! i smelled this one several times to make sure before i sipped it, very interesting aroma for a single ipa. does fade a bit though through the glass. i always appreciate an english style ipa personally, and this one is a good mend between east and west. the taste is very nice, very fruity, lots of tropical and only moderate citrus, as well as a very pronounced malt backbone. glad i got to try this fresh, cause there is a lot of malt in there, pours a red color. this one is not very biter at all, maybe a 3 max. but its an interesting merge of delicate fruity hops and a strong red, slightly smokey even, malt backing. good brew, best fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1533) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2013
I like. Hazy orange/amber pour with white head. Arona is hoppy lemon. Taste is a little bitter orange peel and hops. Sidenote. Had a little left with desert. Avtually goes well with whipped cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kylevester (11) - - JUN 4, 2012
Pushes the limits on the IPA style guidelines. Probably too dark. But this is a tasty brew and one I get a lot around town. Pours a nice copper with a white head. Good lacing. Aroma isn’t huge, but noticeable. Has the distinct Lafayette, IN water character in the background. Flavor is pretty well balanced with a distinct and clean bitterness mixed with malt flavor. The Lafayette water is again noticeable (we have lots of sulfur, hardness, and alkalinity). Overall this is a very good brew with a noticeable local flavor that we get from the water here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1643) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2011 On tap at Chumbleys, light copper color, little head or lacing, nice hops aroma, fair level of hops, with a good malt balance and some wet mop notes. June 2011 Pleasure to be a Brewery. Just avery nice IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrickell (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2012 does not count
Full disclosure - I really like People’s and I live in Lafayette. I’ve enjoyed many a tasty pint at their taproom and if you’re around that area I really suggest you stop in and try a pint or two. This beer is one of their flagships and one of three that they bottle (the other two being the Pilsner and most recently Mr Brown.) A fairly aggressive pour yields a decent head. Color is a light copper. Head dissipates fairly quickly (more on that later..) Aroma is of citrusy, floral hops and caramelly bready malt. Smells pretty darn balanced - definitely not hopwater. Taste starts off with some pretty sharp hop flavors, followed immediately by a nice hit of caramel malt. The finish is unfortunately a rather jarring mineral tang thanks to the lovely tap water we have here. Mouthfeel is a bit disappointing, chiefly due to the under carbonation. As previously mentioned, I love People’s, but I find most of their beers to be on the flat side, especially in bottles. This would be in the 4.5 range if the carbonation was right. Overall, a tasty brew, with a lot of room for improvement. That said - I will keep on coming back to People’s for this and their other tasty brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Draft at People’s. Pours an attractive orangey-amber with an off white head that persists. Nose is strongly citrusy, a bit dank and clean. Faint caramel notes come through as well. Floral. On tasting, big bitterness with pungent, fresh hops. The caramel is present but manages to stay restrained. Really clean and balanced. Quite a nice IPA.

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