HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the eccentric cage. Pours a rich orangish amber with a white head. Strong citrus aroma with tons of grass and tropical fruits. Mild hop backing featuring sugary caramel. This is medium bodied, so it goes down very easy. Strong hop notes towards the finish. It nails what it’s going for. Cool beer from an excellent brewery.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Clear straw-orange body, thin off-white head. Leafy, citrusy, bittersweet nose. Bitter body with spicy hops and toasty malts, finishing dry and bitter. Develops nice floral characteristics after warming slightly. Pretty good.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours totally clear, bright gold color with minimal head. Nose was nice with citrus notes stronger than grassy tones. Medium bodied palate. Flavor was excellent with huge grapefruit notes and great juicy hop qualities. At 6% this was ridiculously drinkable with an excellent hop profile akin to hopslam in some ways. It would be wonderful if they continued to work on this and then bottled it. Definitely one of the better newer type American Pale Ales that have a powerful hop presence. Worth a trip to the brewery.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bell’s... Interesting color that is clear dark gold with a touch of orange, no head... Light nose shows some soft grass hops, a bit of resin and grapefruits, want more but nice... Stunningly great, perfect grapefruit notes, hops finish a touch to chemically but this is a refreshing fruity pale
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Experimental pale brewed with 3-6-9 hops. On tap as of 5/20/11. Aroma isn’t real strong but what comes through is some citrus and a little dust. Flavor is quite good considering the style. Strong citrus like oranges with some pine.more like a decent IPA. Finishes crisp and light with a little bitter edge atthe end. Pretty tasty