Stacker (1) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great nose and an understated (not sweet, not bitter) taste. These guys continue to impress with a solid portfolio of liquid.
mintzmeet (129) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty good. pretty strong flavor of wheat chaff. tastes a little chlorinated. thick but water like texture.
Onslow (1080) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear amber brew with ample white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, a little pine. Taste is moderate malt at the start with a moderate hops presence emerging mid swallow. Ends with a pleasant hoppiness and notes of tropical fruit. A cringe-worthy off-flavor like band-aides emerges post swallow but is out lasted by the lingering bitterness. Overall very good except for the band-aide taste.
Petkus331 (141) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice funky marijauna-ish hop aroma with some citrus. Taste slightly bitter hops balanced with a mildly riasty malt backbone. Nice palate, foamy but not syrupy, a little watery. Overall, a solid ipa
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp slightly hazy light copper coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall head and some nice microscopic bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of fresh earthy and citrusey hops with a bit of a caramel note and some malt noticeable as well. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and citrusey hop flavours up front with some pine and herbal notes on the back end. Aftertaste shows a smooth malt character, some lighter sweetness and a little grassy bitterness left over from the hops. Overall, a nice and a relatively smooth beer with some good hop notes, but not much bitterness, but a good balance and a light sweetness. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 10-December-2013.
wmubronco1992 (583) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy white head. Cloudy light honey color. Some lace. Grapefruit hop aroma. Balanced hop bitterness. Very traditional IPA flavor and finish. This is a very solid IPA. Would certainly drink again, but wouldn’t necessarily seek out.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, grains and floral hops. Taste is a bit vinous with citrus, pale malt and a moderate bitter finish.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: pours a deep golden near amber hue with a solid frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of tangerine, grapefruit, dank herbal and resiny piney esters along with some biscuit and caramel notes. The taste is moderate bitter but does have a nice balance from the malts, light peppery and metallic finish. The mouthfeel is sprite and clean, not massively aggressive however. I like this but do wish the finish was longer.
rosenbergh (5978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. (Siciliano’s) Grand Rapids, MI.
Clear amber colour with a small foamy light tan head.
Exotic fruity and soapy hoppy aroma.
The flavour is soapy and a bit resiny hoppy. Sweet malty body.
Light and slick. Not my favourite IPA.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub, Big Rapids. Hazy medium orange body, thin beige head. Sweet, piny and citrusy nose with concentrated grapefruit and hints of pineapple. The body is lighter than anticipated with lots of pine, grapefruit, and pineapple and a light toasty malt backbone. Floral, sweet, and spicy; bright and fresh. Clean and sharp. This is quite nice.