njager246 (356) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
light copper appearance....fruity aroma... they should sample the I pa’s on the west side of the state and try again
superspak (2836) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 10/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate dark/bready malt balance; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt balance; with a good malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately resinous/chalky mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a solid IPA. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours with a cloudy amber color and a big, frothy head. The aroma is malty and a little bland. The flavor has a lot of citrus, bitterness and maltiness. A pretty decent IPA, esp. for sessionability and in a can. Lots of flavor for a light beer.
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle .. . pours out a caramel brown gold .. medium head, some spots of lacing .. . wet used hops, cardboard, and soap .. . damn, what a mess .. . avoid this beer, it makes me sad .. . . Fine, mr. demanding DJ. I’ll put my hands in the air, but dammit... I’m still gonna care.
Darkmagus82 (1823) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-12-14-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange amber color with a thick billowy head of an orange tinted color. The head has a good level of retention, fading slowly over time to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a grainy smell along with some other hoppy aromas of a pine and a bit of grapefruit. Some grass and a little bit of a flowery smell are there as well creating a rather clean smelling aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a grainy bread taste with a moderate level of a grassy hop flavor. The greasy flavors grow more intense as the taste advances and are joined by some earthy and more floral hop tastes more toward the end. Overall the brew is on the drier side with just some hints of caramel sweetness upfront, which soon fade from the taste, leaving only the the bready flavors that are present upfront to accompany the hop to the end. With the bready and all the hop that are left on the tongue at the end of the taste, one is left with a dry and somewhat crisp, decently hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are great for the refreshing and crisp flavors of the brew making it very drinkable, but yet not subduing the hop flavors too much so that they can’t be appreciated.
Overall – A rather easy drinking session IPA that isn’t dominated by just citrus hop tastes. At 4.2 % abv this is a nice session IPA and one that should be given much more cred.
fiveacestx (634) - Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle - dark brown on the pour. This beer had earthy tones written all over it and sure enough it’s an earthy beer. Somewhat sour. Not all that good.
chucklemation (563) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Drank straight from the can. Has a light grassy hops aroma. Flavor is also grass, with a surprising amount of bitterness. Has a bit too much of a bite. Also comes off flat, having none of the carbonation that makes other sessions so enjoyable. Just not very good.
DialSquare (2911) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle form Andersons in Toledo. Copper pour. Aroma of grain, malt, apricot. Tastes are sweet grain, light citrus, dry.
firstsip (505) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Atwater in the Park. Amber-gold. Bubbly. Nice lacing. Piney nose. Very bitter. Bit too sharp.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Funky fruit aroma from a cloudy orange-amber pour. A thin white and stringy lacing are present. The palate has a watrey bitterness. Florals, herbals, and bitter finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, I’m glad I only bought one. Bitter without a lot of taste. Meh!
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 18, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from TJ. Orange-gold, clear, thin white head. Not much of an aroma, hoppy. Very bitter, hoppy. Did not enjoy.