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 (1984) - 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.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is citurs hops light sweet and bready malt. The flavor is bready with more pine than citrus, medium bitter. Light alcohol. Dry medium body. Nice session IPA.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle obtained from Merchantís in Dearborn. hazy orange copper colour with a small white head. hop resin, grapefruit, along with some nice soft malts...
sweet, sticky hops...great flavour, wonderful IPA. nice balance. long dry bitter finish.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to rater Styles for recently sending me this, along with many other Awesome brews!
Pours with a large amount of unfiltered sediment in the bottom. The body is a dingy copper and the head sits fat and tall. The aroma beats the nose with a large dose of hops.. citrus oils, pine sap and wood chips. The flavor hits with a nice measure of caramel malt, a slight bready-ness and a bittering blast of grapefruit and lemon in the hearty dry finish.
The body is a bit thin, but G-Damn if this isnít a drinkable beer!
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color with a great off-white head that smelled a little like grapefruit skin. The hops had lots of bite and the beer could have used a little more malt to give it a better balance. Bitter flavor not nasty but stayed on my tounge longer than even I liked. For hop heads only.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Rust colored, fluffy off-white head. Huge resinous character up front. Pine and malt. Plenty of zest in the background. Flavor is all citrus zest, fades to some toasted malt, caramel sweetness, finishes with pine and dusty malt. Mouthfeel is sticky thick. Glad I decided to check in on my rating.
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2005 Bottle: Great sweet grapefruit aroma. Pours a real hazy amber. Lots of sediment floating around. Has a creamy off-white head that is short lasting. A little light up front but very nice balanced citrus and piney hop finish. Is a little thinner than most IPAís which seems to give it more of a creamy texture, but still thin none the less. Vastly underated at a 3.3. ***** Bought this use in trades. Had another for only the second time. Still good, but after having several more IPAís, I wouldnít say this deserves 4ís across the board anymore. Probably the first of many MI beer re-rates. ***** Much better on tap. Very similar to Two Hearted with a tad less hops. Bottle - 3.6 Tap 4.0
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
resiny hop aroma, hazy orange, tons of resinous hop character throughout but lacking balance