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Tonka Brewing IPA

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by blackdog1101, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. blackdog1101

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    I was at a buddy's house the other night, and he offered me a Tonka Preservation IPA. It's the first time I really couldn't drink a beer offered to me by someone. I hold to the idea that if someone offers me a beer in hospitality I will drink it, even if it's a Bud Lite. Fortunately my friends know I like good beer and usually it's not a problem. But my buddy bought it because they give their profit over to environmental causes. Anyhow, it sucks donkey kong, and I had to drain pour it. I can't recall when I'vew had such a bad beer. Fortunately I know this friend well enough to say I didn't care for it; and we ended up making a run for Chinese food and also got some Lagunitas Maximus. Fresh Maximus is awesome.

    So if someone offers you Tonka IPA, run.
     
  2. SortaAmbivalent

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    I tried this a few months ago and have to agree. Not a lot good to say about this beer. My 3.25 was probably generous.

    On the other hand Maximus is one of my go to beers. Lagunitas continues to impress.
     
  3. dc55110

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    How do you get to a 3.25 for something "Not a lot good to say about this beer"??? A 3.0 is an "average" rating.
     
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  4. SortaAmbivalent

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    I guess I'm what someone in school would describe as an easy grade. I've only had 4 or 5 grades below this and only one in the 2's. I don't generally drink or grade things I'm not gonna like (Bud Light) so since I usually like most IPAs they normally get a pretty good grade. This beer wasn't drain pour but it wasn't good.

    Peoples reviews don't always make sense as well. I saw this earlier:

    1.81/5 rDev -52%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

    Just sayin'. Its all subjective.
     
  5. burlyb

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    Vile stuff. It's brewed in Monroe Wi, so probably by Minhas "Craft" (choke) Brewery. If you've ever had the misfortune of having a Sconnie beer or Simpler Times (Trader Joes swill) it's basically the same odd funk, but with a few hops waved near it. It's a swell cause, but they're not a real brewery - just a re-packaging a Minhaus brand.
     
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