India Pale Ale | Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jegross2 on 12-06-2011

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of deereless
3.46/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joshshepperd
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Jimboe
4/5  rDev +44.4%

Photo of jegross2
2.55/5  rDev -7.9%
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.
Score: 70

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.

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India Pale Ale from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
2.77 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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