Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Eccentric Café, Kalamazoo. Hazy deep orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Piny, toasty, spicy hops-forward nose. Spicy, hoppy body with pine, citrus rind, and berries, backed by toasty, brown sugar malts. Tobacco leaf and bubblegum develop with warmth. Good complexity with a firm bite. Yum.
jjgmd (1049) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bells Brewery, Kalamazoo , Michigan , pours a light rustic cooper pour. Nose is deep fresh citrus, predominantly grapefruit . Taste is citrus with pine . Finish is sweet. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1015) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bells Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. Pours a copper brown with a beige head and hoppy, fruity aroma. Taste is bitter sweet, of hops, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and citrus with a dry, hoppy finish.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Eccentric. Pour is a nice medium light brown. Perfect aroma. Not sure how it will go with a brown ale, but man that smells good. Tropical and citrus fruit all over the place. Flavor is more of the same with just a hint of chocolate or dark malt. Good stuff for the IPA crowd.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of fruit.... Like dried fruit and pine cones. Very tasty... Very smooth tropical fruitiness and resin. Light malt. Very tasty.
b3shine (3505) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Eccentric Cafe. Looks solid; light for an imperial brown though. A mostly transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of bitter hops and malt with a touch of roast. Average on the palate. Decent beer.
bwa5879 (447) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber mostly translucent pour with inch of head the color of oatmeal. Light but hoppy citrus aroma. Definite smooth carmel malt taste, a little dark bitter chocolate too. Well rounded flavors of citrus hops as well. Somewhat higher than average carbonation, soft mouthfeel, a fairly smooth finish. Not too bad, a bold selection in the experimental hop series that definitely stands out.