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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Deep gold in color with srtong hop bitterness and flavor. A beer for the more advanced palate.


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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Hops, I like hops and at first thought this would be a good beer. The beer is very thin, really thin for an IPA. Has very little character and in fact is not very good.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
From notes. On draft at the brewery after a company kickball game on August 16. The pour is a darker golden orange with a thick white head and a good bit of lace. Itís really dark. The aroma is really interesting. There is a decent hop to it, but it remains pretty dank and overly sweet. There is a lot of malt and a strange graininess. The flavor is just the same. Itís funky and sweet with a hint of bitterness and itís really kind of a mess. Iím just not feeling it at all. The mouth feel is thicker and heavy with a soft carbonation and a lingering battle of sweet and bitter between the grains and hops. Ugh. This couldnít vanish fast enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Standard ipa. Nice spice citrus. Even orange color. Nothing super, but drinkable and easy. Tap

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (3488) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Tap at CJís. Aroma is a bit tame but decent. Caramel malt, grass, light citrus. Taste has very little bitterness. Grass, light pine, light citrus. Boring but still decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at the Plymouth location. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light pine and grassy hops backed by earthy grains. Flavor is similar with mores grass notes and a musty grain backing. Finish is thin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2012
At the brewery, golden pour, white head. Hop forward with some citrus and piney flavors. Again, itís ok, like most of their beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2011
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate orange with some light grapefruit. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger off-white head. The flavor starts with oranges, light caramel, and a hint of grain. The finish has some light-moderate grapefruit hops with a hint of lemon peel. Light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Definitely the best they have to offer (in terms of their own beers) at the Plymouth location.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Why the low ratings? Nice hop bite. Spruce nose. Solid brew.......................

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StefanSD (2371) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3 zo taster cup at Michigan beer fest in Ypsilanti. Yellow-amber pour with a small white head. No real aroma to speak of, some light pine. Tastes like a pale with mild hops and some biscuit. Palate was just a bit thin. overall: Kinda weak, more like an English biter that a US IPA.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2010
On draft at the brewpub. I had this a long time ago and never rated it but Iím sure it is much better now. A nice light copper color (I swear the guy drinking the same next to me had a deeper orange color). Not much of any aroma. A grassy type bitterness. Could use a bit something else such as a fresh piney aspect. But it is very drinkable and went very well with food. .


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