paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can’t say I tasted this properly as I drank it out of the can which was in a paper bag to conceal it (very cleverly I might add) from the Michigan State University police dept. before the U2 concert of summer 2011. That said; I really liked it - seems like a great marriage between a Belgium ale and American IPA. I look forward to a "proper" tasting. BTW, the police were completely fooled by the paper bag. Cloak and dagger extordinaire!
njager246 (312) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a can @ brix in sh.. hazy amber...sweet hop aroma.. a fairly sweet ipa...very good!
Newk (299) - - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at Slows bbq. Poured into a pint glass and pours a medium gold color with a nice and foamy head.
Nice aromas of citrus, hops, oranges and spices. It doesn’t have that much depth to it, but is nice.
Very good medium/full feel with nice depth and notes of citrus, navel oranges, and spices. Nice and smooth feel too.
A quality belgian ipa. It was also nice to have with some brisket.
firstsip (257) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good. Solid floral hop elements with Belgian yeast. Not as remarkable as Trebuchet, however. A more approachable Belgian for those new to the flavor profiles.
BrownALEx (245) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz. can pour into my Paulaner stein. A slightly above average Belgian IPA. Had on tap at Duke’s Canoe Club in Portland, MI in July ’11, much better on tap. Maybe having it out of a can turned me off slightly, still getting used to canned crafts.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a medium amber color with minimal white head. Aroma was grass and hops. Flavor was similar with a bit of sweetness as well. Not as hoppy as some hop heads would probably want. I’m not an IPA fan, but this was not bad. It was the best of the sampler brews I tried.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear, ruby red. White head. Earthy, lightly spicey aroma. Bitter taste, thin and oily texture.
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a golden amber with white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, pine, and can. Taste of hops (nice and sweet) some grass and citrus. Finishes with a nice hops bitter, then some can notes. All in all not to bad. Good mouthfeel. Some lacing on the glass. Would like to try on tap.
MaroonOrange (124) - - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden color. Strong wort presence with a touch of yeast, but balanced towards malts for an IPA.
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden brown pour, slight haze. Four finger, off-white, highly perforated head that persists. Sweet, yeasty, bright floral nose. Faint medicinal and bubble-gum notes. Forward malt on the palate with hints of burnt candy sugar and lingering hop notes. Perfectly-balanced sweet and bitter. Beautiful, thick Belgian lace. Certainly moreish. Refreshing. The ABV is not evident. Some flocculence at the final pour.