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Texas Speedbump IPA - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Texas Speedbump IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 07-31-2003)
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panders07

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

11-13-2013 00:06:02 | More by panders07
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. On tap in Madison - August 2009.

Pours a moderate copper coloring with a tiny half-finger head on the initial pour. This quickly recedes and doesn't really leave much of any lacing behind. The nose is really light citrus hops with a bit of toffee backing it up.

The taste isn't much better than the nose. No off flavors, there just really isn't much going on. The hops are really light and there is just a bit of light bread in the background. The mouthfeel is decent with a medium body and a smooth character. Drinks fairly well for what it is, but not exactly what I would call an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2010 16:35:15 | More by Thorpe429
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jmtpi

France

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

11-07-2013 05:05:59 | More by jmtpi
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seeswo

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-12-2012 12:28:20 | More by seeswo
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-02-2013 23:35:24 | More by nineworldseries
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-18-2013 16:21:07 | More by brewskis4drewski
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Florida9

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in an imp pint glass. Served with a very large off-white head that slowly reduces down to a good half inch of creamy foam. Beer itself is a dark, clear amber in color. This is a mighty fine looking beer. Aroma is of citrus and caramel
Malts. Flavor is a let down: malty, but not too malty, without a lot of hops. Caramel and some light pine is about all I'm getting Pitt this beer. Medium bodied; appropriate carbonation, mild to moderate bitterness. Fairly uninteresting, yet still drinkable. A decent beer, but just a slightly above average IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 02:45:34 | More by Florida9
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A - Orange yellow wit a tight foam head that left sheets on the side throughout consumption.

S - Some resin and pine finish, with some citrus hops. Malts are indeed a bit malty.

T - A sweet and hoppy IPA with a big of a sugary taste. Nice pine and resin hops add the appropriate bitterness to this. Pretty solid.

M - Was too flat and detracted from the taste.

D - Pretty decent beer that I can drink fairly happily.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2010 02:59:53 | More by AgentZero
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-26-2012 03:21:12 | More by zonker17
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-28-2014 02:19:25 | More by MooseBoose
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-29-2012 00:16:33 | More by jakea
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Jimboe


3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-03-2012 16:00:13 | More by Jimboe
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at the Madison brewpub.

Another entry in my pre-interview extravaganza. It pours a clear pale copper-amber topped by around a finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises flowers, sour cream, light caramel, and light hot cinnamon. The taste holds notes of light caramel, light grapefruit, and a smattering of mixed greens. The body is on the heavier side of light, with a light carbonation and a decidedly wet feel. Overall, a decent IPA, nothing near special, but unoffensive enough to quaff regularly enough.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2010 20:24:14 | More by TMoney2591
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-08-2012 04:32:30 | More by bbadger
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-08-2012 02:50:43 | More by rolltide8425
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-12-2014 16:06:56 | More by KAF
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-28-2013 12:18:24 | More by jreindl
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JonBrand

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-25-2013 05:41:24 | More by JonBrand
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jegross2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-19-2013 05:23:23 | More by jegross2
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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-30-2013 17:47:49 | More by hoosier222002
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-05-2014 03:51:42 | More by SkinniePost
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kdog630

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a frothy amber from the beer engine with a creamy head that coated the sides until about half way down where it gave way to a nice lace.

Citrusy hop aroma with fine malt undertones. Not overpowering in either aspect. Flavor was balanced if not a little above average.

Very smooth in the mouth with a good finish. Had to enjoy a second.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2007 02:09:50 | More by kdog630
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ the Great Dane downtown

Pours a clear copper color. I think this was was on a beer engine, though it was not served from a cask, a dense puffy head formed on top, which left a little lacing here and there, but it sort of collapsed, and the beer was also not heavily carbonated. The smell is a bit piney and resinous - there's a light sense of citrus peel. The smell triggers your understanding of the name - "Texas Speedbump" = Armadillo, change a few letters, and you get Amarillo hops. The malt is a bit toasty and crackery. I can also smell a bit of tropical fruit here. The first thing I noticed about the taste of this beer was the dryness. That seemed to be a normal theme in my first experiences of Wisconsin beers, but that would change after visiting a few other places. There's also a little kick of bitterness from the start, with grass clippings and some resins. Then it moves into a dry crackery taste, before finally showing a little bready sweetness - still kind of toasty though. It finished like a taste of hoppy water, citrus peel, little to no sweetness, except at the very last second, then of course, I take the next step and the dryness returns. I like the taste, but it could use a bit more maltiness. This one was a bit on the low side of medium bodied, with little carbonation - which helped to expose the kind of thin body in the beer underneath. A bit of a hoppy presence keeps it from falling completely short. This is actually a very easy drinker - it didn't hit me too hard as I drank it. I think it could use a boost in the flavor to be more enjoyable - I mean I really couldn't see myself having more than one - maybe some biscuit, victory, or munich malt is in order - at least a little more light crystal. But this was still fairly tasty and enjoyable, actually I found it to be a bit more enjoyable as I got farther into it. If I came here often, I could see myself ordering it again - but it wouldn't be my favorite of the whole lineup.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2009 22:22:14 | More by taylorhamrick
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shivtim

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not sure why it's called Texas Speedbump, but I figured I'd give it a try. This is a clear amber brew with a one-finger off-white head. The Nose is clean lemony floral hops and a faint whiff of alcohol. The taste is strong hops and malts up front, then a crisp lemony finish and a hoppy aftertaste. Not bad. The malts have a hint of coffee, making for a unique combination. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but otherwise it's a drinkable offering.
My conclusion is that the methaphorical speedbumps are the malts that nicely interrupt the hops. So if this beer were a neighborhood, small children wouldn't get run over.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2006 01:31:12 | More by shivtim
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-cask, downtown Madison location.

A: Light amber, white head, no retention, slight lace.

S: Not a lot of nose: citrus, hint of pine, underlying biscuity malt.

T: Grapefruit citrus, appricot, biscuity american malt (slightly grainy), good bitterness.

M: Light to moderate body is smooth, modest carbonation (on cask), some hop acidity.

D: Very drinkable.

Serving type: cask

07-15-2007 01:34:44 | More by Derek
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Texas Speedbump IPA from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.