wmubronco1992 (603) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber. Small white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with some spice and then a bit of bitterness. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter. Even though this beer isnít heavy it is full bodied. Tons of flavor. Not as hoppy as the description states, but it suprisingly good even though Iím not a huge APA fan. Picked it up as a single at my local liquor store. Very Very nice, will look forward to having again.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber with medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma strong of floral and citrus hops, nice sweet malt, and a bit of caramel and vanilla. Flavor matches well with a deep bitterness that is quite nice on the palate. Solid beer.
wilnatp (556) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Dark orange pour. Aroma of citrus hops and caramel. Taste overwhelming malts.
Ericular (555) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iím sure this beer is past its prime, but I have no mercy in rating if thereís no best-by date on the bottle. Wish more brewers would do this.
Pours a dirty orange with no head and not much lacing. Aroma is caramel and sour yeast. Taste is a yeast bomb, then some funky malt, then a moderately bitter finish that dries out. From the other reviews, this was likely a bad batch or old bottle. Just noticed itís a winter seasonal, so itís probably at least 8-9 months old. Hops are a mere afterthought, making me think somethingís not right here... Iíll finish the bottle, but only because the other Brau Brothers bottle I just opened was spoiled as well and Iím not pouring two bottles down the drain in a single night. Get it together, people.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from TC Craft. Dark golden pour with a nice big white head and excellent lacing. Aroma and flavor are malty and hoppy, very nicely balanced. Finish has a nice hoppy bite.
Nsanders (484) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks thick; clear brown with a white head. Smells sweet though the floral hops sneaks through. Perfect blend of sweetness and hops make very drinkable. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
BeerKurve (481) - - JUL 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong Piney Hops and Resin flavors with toffee, yeasts and caramel. Very smooth and creamy with a moderate weighted body. Very good American IPA overall
blackflag321 (461) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first beer from this brewer and first from Minnesota. This beer speaks well for the brewer and the Gopher State. I like some hops and malt in a pale ale and it did not disappoint. Bold, malty, hoppy, on the palate holds up on the aftertaste, too. I will look for this again.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep copper, very full head. Takes time to settle down, lots of lingering foam. Aroma is toasty and caramel malts with some resinous hops. Lower carbonation, just a hint of caramelly sweetness followed by a solid but moderate bittering. This is a nice bitter amber (I certainly wouldnít call this a pale ale by any definition) that drinks easy while still having a lot of flavor.
ChiGuy68 (393) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a hazy orange to amber hue with a thin, quickly dissipating head. A light malty hop aroma with a hint of spice. Bitter taste of malt, caramel, and pine.