Mound Builder IPA - People's Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.23/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Billakowski for sending this as an extra.
A - Pours a cloudy amber with flecks of red and brown and even with a somewhat aggressive pour, a little less than a finger's worth of light tan head appears. Low retention with this head with only a few bubbles sticking around afterward. The lacing isn't bad either on this beer.
S - The nose is refreshing and crisp, at first delivering fresh grapefruit and citrus with some pine resin. A little bit of caramel malt comes through, but not a whole lot.
T - Unfortunately the flavor deviates from the promising nose and turns into a sweet, malty IPA that doesn't accentuate the great characteristics from the nose. The hops, rather than being juicy and full of citrus, are instead bitter and spicy while the malt backbone springs to life to take over. It's bitter, sweet, and much too malty for my liking.
M - Mouthfeel is medium- to heavy-bodied with lowish carbonation. Definitely feels a bit heavy especially given the sweetness and syrupy feel.
D/O - Drinkability is moderate. I had some nice hopes for this beer after the aroma, but the taste just doesn't live up to those expectations after deviating from what made the nose so great. It actually almost comes across as a hopped-up barleywine in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2011 00:27:56 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +34.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
By synchronicity,i first tried this IPA about the same week that i first went & visited Mounds State Park in Indiana...
This is a beer so cool that i can imagine Bob Dylan,Tom Robbins,Hunter S.Thompson,Jerry Garcia,Philip K.Dick,Tom Waits,David Foster Wallace,Kurt Vonnegut,Jack Nicholson,Jim Morrison,Howlin' Wolf & Jack Kerouac all setting around drinking together!
It absolutely rocks & don't let anyone tell you any different! Get it there at the source & take some home in a growler if you can!...& Cheers!
L - Pours a cloudy amber, reddish-brown...a finger's worth of light-white to tan-like colored head...oh,&The lacing just knocks your glass back & says hello!
S - As someone else noted,the nose is refreshing and crisp...w/caramel/malt coming through.
T - a somewhat sweet, but defiantly malty IPA.The hops has some citrus hanging with it,but more malt than anything else is what comes through loud and clear!
M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied.
Serving type: growler
04-06-2014 23:02:35 | More by Bis4beer70
Mound Builder IPA from People's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.