RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
India Pale Ale's were born out of necessity. While England was colonizing India their beer would spoil on the long journey. Higher alcohol and higher hops would both act as a natural preservative; creating a beer that would make the troops happy. Our IPA is true to the style using all English grains and hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (6070) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Wasn't a fan. English style again killed it for me. Musty dirty taste and aroma. Bitter. Nothing I like about it except that it is called an IPA. Draft pour at Shoreline Brewing in Michigan City.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Frank (4146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
This is a great looking orange beer w/ a thick, long-lasting head of creamy foam. Id say this is perfect for the style but regretfully, nothing else about this beer is nearly so goods. Well, the texture is probably above average, nice and creamy, dry w/ farily vigorous carbonation. The nose though is catty and pungent and the beer comes across as over-bitter and strongly metallic. This is drinkable at best. I doubt I will be having this ever again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1338) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Draft at brewery. The pour is a hazy yellow, resembles a wheat almost, and has tons of head. The aroma is off, van't put my finger on it though. The taste has some odd sweetness to it. Different. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7177) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Coppery and lightly hazy. This is more bitter than its English heritage would suggest. Lots of flavor. Tangerines, citrus, crackers, sulfur. It is robust for the ABV. Enough flavor for an imperial. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2012
On tap at brewery - darker orange, bordering on brown. No head to speak of. A little more balanced to the malt side of the equation than Id like to see in an IPA. OK beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11211) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Tap at brewpub. Light malt and citrus aroma. Hazy amber color with small head. Light malt and moderately bitter herbal/citrus hops flavor. Good - very unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
tap at brewpub. pours a hazy golden with a white head. spicy, some citrusy hops. grapefruit. not as good as shoreline sum-nug.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (7130) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Sampler poured draft at the brewpub (Michigan City, IN). Pours a very hazy golden hue, decent whitish head that laces and dies to a film. Aromas are a nice hoppiness, floral yet mellow, a bit fruity, with underlying pale and faint caramel sweetness. Initial is light bodied, light bitterness, with a touch of citrusy fruit, a touch of grass, pale malts. Nothing spectacular, more of a sessioner APA. Bitterness is pretty underpar. Not a bad beer, just a very mediocre IPA, far below average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGoldenBear (4) - USA - JUN 16, 2009 does not count
This beer is decent. It is not an IPA, though. I had it from a growler fresh from the brewery. Cloudy, not a big head. I dont know how to describe the smell, but it was not overhwelming, nor particularly memorable. The taste is real sweet upfront, a tiny bit of dry bitterness at the back end. Again, this beer is pretty decent, a good Bitter but not an IPA. Definetly makes you want to drink another.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 Clean your tap lines... and dont act like the customer is a complete idiot. That is a really bad way to run a business. The food is very good though.

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