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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Building on 31 years of the Borgess Run for the Health of It, leaders in the Kalamazoo area running community are ready to stage the region’s first full marathon. And, Arcadia Ales is honored to be the brewer of the official beer -- The Big Finish Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Hazy amber with a large white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus, grains and caramel. Taste of citrus, wheat, caramel with mild hops and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bomber: Glad to support the Kalamazoo Marathon! Because 1) I lived in Kalamazoo for 5 years, and 2) I’m a runner as well. So on the the review. Aroma has got a nice upfront floral hop note, gently spicy, with a little bit of grass textures mixed in there as well. Appearance is a clear golden with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. Taste is quite alright, A nice fruity hoppiness makes this really drinkable. Palate is medium carbonation with a slight zing in the aftertaste. Overall, Pretty solid Pale Ale. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. A solid pale ale. flowery, mild bitterness, some citrus, light and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Blonde with some backing grain. Really light with pronounce hop bitterness. Nice floral and grapefruit kick to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2012
golden with small head. plenty of hops, but not quite ipa-like. slightly fruity. extremely well balanced. full of flavor, but light and very easy to drink. a very excellent pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1410) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pour from 22 oz bottle. Medium amber brew, clear with off white head that soon passes. Aroma of hops dominated - resin, floral blend, a bit of grass and crisp fruit, overall a little cidery. Taste is very fine - lightly sweet malts can be found at the start of the swallow but then the hops kick in - floral with grass and a little resin. Crisp fruit / green apple tones. Fine lingering finish. This is excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate resin hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Slightly hazy straw body, medium dense creamy off-white head. Soapy, herbal hops nose with grassy notes and hints of clover honey. Slightly tangy body with appleskin; floral; rather dry and grassy with light bubblegum and hints of white grape. Light and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1436) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bomber bottle from Champanes, this beer had an orange-yellow gold pour with a touch of haze, and made a one finger white head, the effervescence was a little less than medium in the glass, it left some spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass, and there was some loose sediment in the bottle that left specks in the last pour of the bottle, the aromas were citrus and gras hops, pear and orange fruit, mild toasted malt, a little fruit and malt sweetness, this ale had flavors of lemon and orange citrus, and faint grass hops with light malt and fruit, there was a light bitterness after the finish, the mouth feel was light on the palate, easy to drink, a nice, light fruity ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 just picked up a fresh bottle bumping my rating on taste , plate and overall .from the bottle. poured a straw color with no head. aroma pine, citrus, sugar, like bwa5879 said like a double/imperial ipa. flavor pine, sticky sweetness, herbs, good beer

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