India Pale Ale - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
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2.42/5 rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Reviewing the <a href="">Great Dane IPA</a> from the Downtown location of the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company.
Appearance: Pours a transparent-ish copper penny color with one finger of creamy cream colored head. Excellent lacing. 4/5
Smell: Fresh lemons and piney citrus aroma. Not overly complex, but very inviting. 4/5
Taste: Lemon-citrus upfront. Lots of piney hop resin bitterness on the mid-palate. A little earthy. A heavy metallic finish, however, absolutely kills the flavor of this beer and leaves you cringing -- ruining an otherwise decent IPA (probably would have scored an 87). 1.5/5
Mouthfeel: Oily mouthfeel, medium-light bodied. High carbonation, bitter finish. The carbonation overwhelms the palate by overemphasizing the metallic finish. 2.5/5
Overall: A pretty solid IPA that was absolutely ruined by a horrible metallic finish. Perhaps it was just a bad tap line or bad batch. Most of the Great Dane's beer is pretty good (I love their Imperial IPA). All I know is that I will never order this beer again. 2.5/5
Recommendation: Everyone should avoid this beer.
Pairings: The Great Dane Pub Burger (eating food hid some of the metallic taste).
Cost: $3.50 for a 12 oz tap pour, $5 for 20 oz.
Serving type: on-tap
12-06-2011 01:40:37 | More by jegross2
India Pale Ale from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.