hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Murky, deep amber ale with a large, creamy, off-white head... like that of a rootbeer float. Incredible retention. Textured, thick, whispy lacing. The nose is of toffee, mandarin orange, black tea and lemon. Moderately bitter, malty, tea-like flavor. Medium-bodied and astringent with mild to moderate carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter, bone-dry finish. Fine IPA!
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesty of styles: Hazy orange amber with plenty of yeast in suspension and a large white head that lasts almost all the way through the beer. Aroma is sweet, fruity hops (grapefruit, pine, floral), spiced apple cider, hay, light caramel, and a hint of chocolate on the end. Medium bodied, sticky, and lively carbonation. Taste is all hops up front (citrus, grapefruit, spruce, flowers), grass, leaves, light peppery alcohol (could be carbonation too), light toffee, orange. Finishes slightly astringent with some retronasal resinous hop notes. Very nice IPA.
burtallen (2) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think that this is the most flavorful IPA brewed in the state. It’s full body lasts and you know you are drinking a real beer.
stogieman21 (5) - COLDWATER, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy with a dry finish. this beer will sneak up on you if your not careful. A nice IPA that seems to be a local favorite...Nice beer
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An easy-going IPA (- close to an APA -), copper with an initially-tall-but-rapidly-dwindling head, it has an aroma of grapefruit and pine overlaying a soft, toffee malt scent. Medium-bodied with sturdy carbonation, it has a good balance between the malt and the hops and delivers pretty much what the aroma has advertized. Nice lingering, dry & bitter finish. Worth another look/taste.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy copperish brown, thin creamy white head. Your IPA standard nose of grapefruit, toffee, sweet caramel, and light hints of spruce. Flavor seemed one in the same with hops and malt very well balanced. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth, velvety, bitter-sweet finish. A real nice IPA that could easily be consumed in mass quantities....
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle; seems a little aged with some sediment and cloudiness. Otherwise, presents very much like Bells Two Hearted Ale. May be a Michigan thing. Heck, only the cereal capital of the world separates the two breweries’ towns.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap: Dark golden brow and red, cloudy very fruity and nutty, well hopped even better as it warms. A must have!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red/brownish and cloudy. Sediment settles to reveal a very nice red color. Thin to medium head. Excellent flavor, couldnt stop drinking it. Highly recomended
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy Red/Brown, beautifully unfiltered with a thin near white head. Sweet smelling of citrusy hops (oranges, peaches, lemons). Well carbonated. Nice hoppy flavor throughout, though it fades near the end of the glass.