flatmatt (869) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ashleyís Ann Arbor. Pours a golden amber with a white head. Muted citrus aroma. Various hoppy flavors, floral, citrus, and pine standing out. Really good stuff.
Mittenator (452) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at crunchy's. A more floral and grapefruity version of Hopslam. A nice light body while keeping all the flavor.
salvaticas (121) - - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ashley's. Nice smooth double IPA. Clean palate. Classic hoppy aroma. Kind of like hopslam's little brother.
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DrSilverworm (2702) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Snifter on tap at Hopnosis 2012. Mildly hazy amber color. Good white head, leaves good lace. Real floral, but if youíre expecting a huge DIPA, this isnít it. What does German Style IPA mean? Bases off how it tastes, I guess it means itís a Pilsener - IPA. Has a lot of those of pilsner style hops and malts. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable, especially for ~9%. Kind of a bigger body, smooth lighter carbonation, more dry texture. Only a hint of the alcohol in the finish. Medium bitter, light zest taste. Interesting, smooth, drinkable, kind of floral IPA, but not much "wow" about this... I suppose pilsners arenít supposed to be "wow". It is what it is, certainly unique
UnionBeerCzar (75) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Union in Clarkston. Pours really orange/copper with a bit of foamy white head. Not an over abundance of hops on the nose, actually smelling a lot of caramel-ey toffee malts with some pine tree hanging in the background. No lacing to speak of, which is kind of a nit-picky note to harsh the beer on. The first taste crushes any ill thoughts anyhow. Big and brash but remaining balanced, to put it bluntly there is just a lot flavor here; light brown sugar, clementine, lemon zest. HUGE flavor. Long bitter finish to go with a lively mouthfeel, heck of beer. Overall, and this may sound strange, this beer is all in your face.. without being in your face.
ElGaucho (2033) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bryant lake bowl. Wonderful fruity, floral hop aroma. Hazy amber with a ice off white head and lovely glass clinging lace. At 8.5%abv more seasonable than Hopslam. Less balanced, weighting toward
the hop. expected more but still a really good beer. Improves markedly as it warms.
drfabulous (2945) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Country Boy. Hoppy and flora. Slightly sweet with a nice bitter mix. Really well done.
mikem409 (1133) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at union wood shop. pours light orange with decent head. big tropical fruit and hop aroma. wow this taste so juicy like hopslam with mango added super smooth!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: September 23, 2012
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, huge beige head, heavy sticky lace
Aroma: sweet pine and citrus aroma, touch of pine
Flavor: sweet spicy pine flavor, crystal sweetness, lots of grapefruit citrus, spicy peppery pine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Garbageman (353) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber color with good lacing from a small head. Huge hops aroma. Caramel malt and toffee with some bitterness.