BOSSbrewer (1027) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this at their tap room in kalmazoo with Raith. Very nice ipa. Honey. Nice hop balance. Very nice.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has citrus and melon fruit, sweet malts, pale bready malts with a hint of herbal character. The flavor has much of the same; citrus and melon fruits, light bready malt, sweeter malts light herbal with a mild to moderate bitterness to the finish. I had this on my wants list for years before they finally bottled it. I was slightly disappointed; still good, but the wait set expectations too high.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home acquired via trade. 750mL champagne bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Kind of a bubblegum, tropical fruity, floral hoppy, caramel malty aroma. Tangy, chewy, toasty caramel malty, very herbal, a bit woody, floral hoppy flavor. I would have loved to have tried this fresh, but it was still pretty good at this age.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Last of the keg 1/3 of a pint at Dexters. Filtered glowing orange-tan, excessively massive white head that slowly fades. Quite creamy, the hops only really shine in the aftertaste. Mellow even heeled doughy malt backbone, the hops sort of take a backseat. hard to judge, probably more creamy with the massive head. Not really to my expectations, rather pedestrian, hops are barely there.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Served in a footed ale glass.
A: Pours a dark amber color with a thin, off-white head. it recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.
S: Fruity hops with some caramel malt sweetness. Light floral notes as well.
T: Same as the nose. Fruity berries with some deep caramel malt. Pretty sweet on the malt side with an increased residual hops bitterness.
M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Really dry finish.
O: Pretty ho-hum. Solid offering, but probably wouldn’t revisit. Heavy on the malts and super dry. I’d like something a little cleaner and more refreshing if I was to drink a harvest ale.
Serving type: on-tap
joshwoodward (414) - - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was excited about this, but it was actually a little boring. Surprisingly malty, without as many hops as I was hoping. Good citrus notes.
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bells. Cloudy amber color. Hop honey aroma. Sweet hop taste. Drys me out.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bell's 3/31/13. Slight hoppy piney aroma. Orange cloudy appearance. A bit too bitter for me.
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574deadzone (761) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a thin eggshell head that leaves some soapy lace behind. Fairly mellow nose includes grapefruit and orange citrus notes with some dusty bready yeast, and maltiness. Mellow on the flavor too, mostly bitter with a little sweetness. Toward medium bodied, with a juicy hoppiness and fair bitter finish. Nice brew that would work well with food pairings, though on its own its certainly not the biggest, brightest IPA.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
26th May 2012
Hazy amber beer, good off white head. Softish palate with mild fine carbonation. Smooth creamy malt. Mellow noble hops, floral. Finishes smooth and creamy. Quite English tasting but done very well.