crossovert (8181) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 bottle, just under 3 months old, hopefully it holds up.
It is rather low in abv for an ipa. It pours a hazy amber with a foamy white head.
The smell is mostly citrus. Orange is a prominent scent. Maybe some peach in there too. Light fruits, subtle malt sweetness.
The flavor is decent. It isnít too sweet which is nice. It also isnít too massively hopped. With .5% less abv it does have a better flavor than Founders All Day IPA. It is not too sweet, but still nectary. Plenty of fruits and citru, medium to low bitterness in the finish.
It looks like the cans are brewed at Latrobe. The bottled version is fine, it looks like the canned version has some issues.
Strangebrewer (920) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured medium amber, a touch hazy with a moderate creamy off white head, nice lacing. Fresh citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, palate is tart and dry. Lotís of hop flavour, grapefruit with a spicy note. Sticky dry finish
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 canít be appreciated.
Overall Ė A rather easy drinking session IPA that isnít 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.
Pailhead (5192) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma is moderately grassy and also has some faint grain, floral, and pine notes. It pours a transparent gold with a three finger white head that has decent retention and leaves behind some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with quick dose of sweet grain/cereal notes. The finish is moderately grassy along with light-moderate pine and light floral notes. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it comes across as a blend between an IPA and a hoppy Pilsner.
Finhead (1243) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear, deep gold pour with a frothy white head. The aroma is filled with floral hops and some pine mixed in. The light body has a crisp yet slightly oily texture with lively carbonation. The taste is moderately bitter up front, but it quickly fades to a relatively clean finish.
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Mondial de la BiŤre 2012, Montreal; canned - quite clear blond beer with a little foam left; pretty hoppy with notes of apricots; lively and full-bodied; astringent and very bitter; long hoppy fruity finish; quite dry
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent IPA, but nothing much to this guy. Seems like the staple run of the mill IPA every brewery has.
superspak (2907) - 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.
Onslow (1219) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz can - siz pack from Gilís Market in Cooper Township. Clear amber brew with frothy white head. Moderately hoppy aroma - grass, pine, citrus. Taste is a bit weak at the very start of the swallow followed by nice maltiness towards the middle with a decent bitter hops finish. Very tasty and quaffable. Rather light bodied with an average palate.
demitriustown (1098) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can: Appearance is a clear golden with a ver thick white head that lingers. Aroma has got a nice grassy and floral hop aroma, nicely pungent hop texture. Taste has a nice hop textur, somewhat resinous, sticky, grassy, and herbatious. More of a cereal, bread note from the malts but mostly hops in this one. Overall, Itís a nice hoppy season beer that is pretty good.