Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This has a nice citrusy grapefruit aroma that I think would be better if fresher. It pours murky copper with a one finger white head. Average bitterness for an IPA and some nice grapefruit hops. Again I think it could be fresher. There is a little bit of that fart Hopdevil flavor. Has a pretty firm malt backbone.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a really spicy aroma. pretty standard appearance. i think this bottle might be old or slightly infected. maybe itís weird hops. but itís not a traditional hops aroma at all. kinda light. i donít like it
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 Bottle. Pours amber with a slight haze, and nice white head that goes all the way down the glass. Strong aroma of toffee and floral and citrus hops. Flavor is dominated by citrusy hops, with a sweet earthy malt backbone. Very bitter finish has a hint of orange, along with some pepperlike spiciness. And boy does that bite linger. Pretty solid aggressive IPA. Two Hearted is still my favorite Michigan IPA, but this would be a good backup. Underrated IMO.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber orange with a ver big off-white head. Big pine and citrus aroma. Flavor is loads of hops from start to finish. A definate hop-headís delight. Just barely enough malts to balance. Nice full mouthfeel too.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium fragrant,pine citrus hop, softening into grain hop in aroma,cloudy orange red color,mild hop emphsized citrus taste,a touch of quick sweetness, and a tangy bitterness at the end,all nicely done,somewhat on the lighter side
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Hazy apricot color with a nice size head that doesnít fade away too quickly. Aroma is a sweet fruity scent. Heavier than lots of IPAs. Flavor is a citrus laden bitterness with just enough malt to keep your mouth from puckering. I canít wait to try their double!
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber-orange haze with lots of lacing. Excellent grapefruity taste. Feels thick to the lips when drinking it. Lots of sediment, a great beer anytime.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Brewblackhole for this one.Pours a cloudy light amber with small particles floating in it.Wonderful floral hop aroma.Upon first sip,found a nice malt overtone with a great hop balance.A little thin on the body,but all in all a great IPA!
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to brewblackhole for this IPA. Pours out a murky orange with minor white head. Wonderful flower hops and sweet necter. Taste of Sweet, hoppy, bitter and then diminishes at the end way to fast. Almost a water down IPA. After having a couple more sips, it gets better. I was realy impresed at the wonderful aroma, but after I tasted it, my tree trunk went crooked. If you know what I mean! Still an average IPA.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 Dark orange and murkey. Huge orange aroma. Ornange flavor, with pine and other citrus. Full body. Delicious. This is a great IPA. I think this uses Amarillo hops. Way under-rated. Edit - I bought a 6 pack later and they were all flat. Major points deducted for quality control.