paintedmaple (268) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black Lotusí beers are far below average and their IPA is one their best because it is just below average...one one of the few drinkable beers they make.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub on 7/23/11. Clear amber/copper pour with a thin off-white head. Floral hop aroma with pale and amber malts. Malty flavor with floral hops, slight pine and a grapefruit finish.
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden color with a thick white head, not too bad, the aroma is citrus and piney hops, the taste is decent but not remarkable, it doesnít have the balance I look for in a great IPA, itís a little one dimensional. The palate is a little thin for my liking but not bad it is at least refreshing. All in all this isnít bad, but uninspired, they were a little safe on this one.
LilBeerDoctor (3218) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, hop oils, and caramel malt. Flavor of citrus and floral hops -- this had a very nice hop character and was plenty hopped for an APA (thatís what it was labeled at the brewpub, although it certainly tasted more like an IPA). A solid hoppy pale ale and probably their best offering.
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
iím not that experienced with IPAís, and maybe a lot of them just taste the same to me. i thought this was drinkable. the only beer they had on tap that actually had any bite.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lost my notes on this one. This was, however, much better than expected. Although my tasting was at a festival, during the consumption of several beers. Alas, my scribbles are illegible, but the numbers stand
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Golden amber with a sudsy head. The beer is taken over by a bit of tea-leaf character, along with a flat corny malt. Not horrible, but not real good. (#3820, 1/26/2010)
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewpub. A bit of an orange hue but rather clear. Very light and thin but drinkable. Almost seems like two different beers in one. Drinks like a rather flavorless pale ale but has a strong finish/aftertaste of grapefruit type hops.
deyholla (5381) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the MBG Summer Festival. Poured amber with an off-white head. Aroma was hoppy with a somewhat unpleasant wet wood aroma. Flavor tasted like wet dog and left quite an unpleasant aftertaste.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at MBGSF. Clear orage amber with beige head. Aroma is spicey and earhty hops with a little bit of citrus and dry caramel. Flavor is herbally bitter with little antiseptic, dry. Light and watery. Nice hops but that antiseptic quality is off putting.