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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Our traditional small batch IPA is cask conditioned, dry hopped, hand pulled, and served at cellar temperature (55°). Coppery-gold hue with a full floral cascade hop aroma. Rich bready malts lay a perfect foundation for the profusion of tangy, citrusy hops that infuse this beer with a distinct ruby-red grapefruit quality that starts on the palate and lingers through a long satisfying finish.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle. Super carbonated, almost blew the top off when I opened it. Pours a hazy amber yellowish orange with super thick white head, lots of lacing. Took 4 pours while drinking it to polish off a bottle. Aroma of citrus hops, dull bitterness, strong malt backbone, caramel, and lots of grass. Flavor matches, but has this almost acidic bitterness (oxymoron, I know) that sits aorund on the palate for a while. Different in the world of IPAs, but nothing I would stock my fridge with often personally.


1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Very light on hops or bitterness for an IPA. Not much of an aroma or flavor. Very disappointing based on its IBUs.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2013
12oz bottle could have some age on it. Smell grapefruit, caramel malts, and resinous hops. Taste follows with the caramel, citrus, and bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
firstsip (257) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at brewery. Mild hops, yeastiness. Opaque gold. Best thing about this beer is the creamy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
bottle. golden with small head. big hops with good balance of citrus and piney. aboverage ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Tap: Golden-amber body, with a cloudiness that looks more robust than just a regular chill haze. Solid, clumpy and clunky off-white head that has good retention and leaves back some nice lacing. Aroma has good notes of citrus, oranges, grapefruit rinds, hop oils, some faint caramel malt, sweet toasted bread, and some light white pepper in the finish. Taste is similar, leading the way with a strong, toasted break & cracker malt backbone; orange zest, leafy hop oils, citrus peels, a bit herbal. Bitter, but not much... Could pass for a pale ale, even. Nothing extraordinary, just a decent IPA all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear orange - white head. Ok bitterness, herbal, toasted, knækbrød, sharpness, orange notes, sweetness, caramel, peppery notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Hazy golden coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of grass and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3072) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle at Yespr. Pours a clear golden with a small off-white head and lacings. Bitter with aromas of plant sap and some malt aromas. Hints of gun smoke. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish.


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