superspak (4239) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, honey, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon/orange zest, light pine, caramel, honey, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with smooth, moderately creamy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. Good complexity and robustness of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12.oz bottle, hazy orange red pour with white head, aroma brought pine, grass, some bread, caramel, hints of orange as well. Taste is a mix of orange, caramel, toffee, hints of pine, grass, finishing bitter. Eh.
Iphonephan (5613) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with a bubbly off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of resin with lots of malt showing through. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.
joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a glass on firkin at the brewpub. This tasted a little green to me, but this is solid.
realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is mostly soured bread with some herbal notes. Color is a hazy amber with a thick white head that leaves decent lacing. Taste is predominately bready with sour dough, butter, and toffee. It has very little hop character subtle notes of grapefruit low bitterness. I had to recheck label to remind myself it was an IPA. It certainly does not feel or taste like an IPA. It leaves an oily film on the palate that reminds me of the way hairspray tastes. I cannot finish a whole pint....not good.
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. This one sea a little different off the bat. It's got a reddish gold color with a thick lingering head. The lace is nice, and the fogginess of the beer really let's you see the suspended yeast and malt. The aroma is pretty bland, with a little hoppiness, and some fruitiness, maybe a tiny bit of grassy note. The flavor is also pretty bland. The hoppiness comes through a little more and the malt feeds through. There isn't a whole lot of carbonation as the size of the head would dictate, and the finish is a tad dry, like you'd expect, but it just lacks the crispness and complexities that I'd like to see in a good IPA.
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chucklemation (1177) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very light on hops or bitterness for an IPA. Not much of an aroma or flavor. Very disappointing based on its IBUs.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle could have some age on it. Smell grapefruit, caramel malts, and resinous hops. Taste follows with the caramel, citrus, and bitter finish.
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Mild hops, yeastiness. Opaque gold. Best thing about this beer is the creamy mouthfeel.
rumproasts (4700) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden with small head. big hops with good balance of citrus and piney. aboverage ipa.