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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frank0830 (70) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Another small brewery starting to distribute! How awesome is that?! Decent aroma, nice copper color but lacks a head or lacing I would like to see in an IPA. Taste is nothing to brag about....seems like a cookie cutter IPA. Nice moth feel, leaves a lot of bitter in the end. Overall, not a bad beer. I wouldn’t run out to buy it buy I enjoy it. I hope the other beers come to my local shop. I would like to try the others!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5822) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Super hazy deep copper and amber coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall off-white and tan coloured head. Aroma of grass, malt, citrus, pine and quite a bit of earthy and caramelised sugars. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty and very earthy malt flavours up front with a defined caramel and toffee finish, showing some nice sweetness and fragrant hops. Aftertaste shows some juicy grassy and citrusey hops with some nice alpha acids and a touch of caramelised sugar and grain on the finish - quite strong. Overall, a nice and rich IPA with more of an East Coast feel showing some grain, alcohol and malt all the way around. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Binny’s Beverage Depot in Chicago (Downtown), Illinois on 25-May-2016 for US$1,67 sampled at home in Upstate (New Paltz), New York on 25-November-2016, exactly half a year later.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12262) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap. Off white head and amber color. A-grain with indescribable hops. (the nitro pour nose has a slight resin to it). T-hop bite-slight pine or resin, light/medium malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thechasm442 (856) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Can to tulip. Hazy orange amber with an average white head and good lacing. Aroma is dank pine and citrus. Taste is pine, citrus, and caramel. Thinner and dry. Pretty average.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2015
nothing spectacular here. overly bitter, hoppy with not much else to it. aroma of malt and earth. pours reddish copper with a sticky white head. had out of a 12oz can at home. average at best..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4047) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2015
This is a pretty old school IPA w/ some crystal malt character to it. It’s pretty fresh tasting and works reasonably well. It’s clear and amber w/ a foamy head. It has orange peel and toasted malt in the nose and tastes about the same w/ a bit of sweetness and some hefty earthy bitterness in the finish. It’s a bit sweet and heavy but does back this up w/ some actual malt character so I guess it’s OK overall.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
IPA. ホッピーであ&

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
NoYouDidnt (12) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
NYD, just do yourself a favor and stay away from people’s stuff. Taste is just very sub par on this one. You like so many IPAs better than this one. Get those instead at the store or restaurant. If at a restaurant and no other micros are available... Get water. It’s healthy and won’t disappoint you.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSteveBrule (43) - - SEP 7, 2015
Nice reddish color. Aroma of hops and fairly intense raisiny caramels. Taste lives up to complex aroma. Very good English/American IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5966) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Aroma is citrus/fruit, spices and slightly odd perfumed. The flavor is citrus, fruit, malts and a little too much bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3580) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2014
12 ounce can
Initially I picked this up because of the novel can design which peels off to form an aluminum container for future beers. The quality of the beer was an added bonus. I wish more microbreweries would can this way to make tailgates more enjoyable.

Aroma / Appearance - Caramel brown liquid pours lightly into a shaker. An ochre head builds quickly if dumped aggressively. Warm melons, grapefruit, and resin float into the air with a bright resiny aspect. The effect reminds me of a malt driven English style IPA.

Flavor / Palate - Clean bitterness tickles the palate. Caramel, resin, and grapefruit scour the tongue clean. Orange peels carry into a sticky dry finish. I think I will try to share the rest with other local beer lovers while they retain that fresh nature. You too should grab some while passing through Indiana.


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