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

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3.85/5
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77 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Wisconsin, United States
greatdanepub.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by cokes on 07-31-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,178
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
77
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Texas Speedbump IPA poured a dark golden color with a nice sized white head. There was a strong floral hoppy aroma. The taste was hoppy, and had strong floral notes. Very clean and crisp, and nice carbonation. Overall this is a very good American IPA, above average, very enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Florida9
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of richkrull
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this one at the Fitchburg location. It wasn't on the menu but I was happy when the waitress told me they had an IPA after all.

Poured a fairly transparent copper color with a bit of slightly off-white head.

Smell was nice and hoppy with some citrus and floral notes to it.

Taste was very good. Pretty balance flavor, good sweet malts to compliment the citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel was good. Went down smooth. Easy to drink beer.

Overall I liked this beer and would definitely order it again. My only complaint was that it wasn't as cold as I would have liked. It was really hot outside and I was hoping it would be a bit more refreshing.

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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the downtown brewpub location in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a beautiful clear amber brew with a nearly beige head that that maintains a nice off-white head and lacing throughout the session. Aroma of light citrus and pine hops, a touch of golden grain and caramel malts, and a touch of spice. Taste is very light carbonated, some medium body with flavors of citrus hops on top of caramel malt. Finish is mild bitterness with some citrus aftertaste. Somewhat closer to an American Pale Ale style than India but still drinkable. This was my top 3 beers (others were the Black Earth Porter and the Crop Circle) from this brewpub.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Texas Speedbump IPA from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 77 ratings