alliance100 (641) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Loganís Alley - pours a hazy orange , little to no head . Mild pine and faint citrus aroma . Lots of juicy tropical fruit flavors with a hint of herbal spice . Very good .
Dfonorow (1419) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is orange/yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit juice, light pine resin, citrus peel, and mild bitterness. Flavor is pine oil, light citrus, faint hops, and slight caramel sweetness. Very mild for the ABV, somewhat lacking.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at coleís. Dark yellow. Below average mouthfeel and not so drinkable.
bookman10 (637) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy copper-yellow, with thick hard. Aroma is marked by a fairly strong citrus presence, along with piney hops. Flavor is bitter, astringent, citrusy, with a fair amount of underlying sweetness. This might be my favorite of their single-hop series. Very good.
Pailhead (4770) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate citrus, fruit, faint caramel, and toasty notes. It pours a dark transparent amber with a three finger orange tinted off-white head that eventually fades to a thick film. There is a good amount of soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus, light fruit, and faint caramel. The finish has light-moderate pine, light toasty notes, and a hint of lemon peel. Itís light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Mittenator (1287) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at peppinos. Hazy copper with a beige head. Sweet citrus and mild hops. Smooth grapefruit with a sweet, hop finish.
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some pine, grass, bread, hints of soap, some spice. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, soap, some cardboard, hints of grain, touch of yeasty notes, finishing fairly bitter, dry.
Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the abbey. Loses a lot of points because i had it after a beast of an ipa, this wasnt bad but didnt have the hops to stand up.
paintedmaple (395) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably my favorite of the DH singles...nice pine resin over orange flavors and finishes with a nice bitter bite.
umich03jm (1934) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber-orange pour with a small head that fades to a messy ring. Leaves good lacing. Aromas are orange juice, caramel, melon, and light tropical fruit. Tastes like juicy oranges mostly. Big caramel malt backbone. Mild bitterness in the finish. Pretty nice IPA. Seems odd but Iíve enjoyed all the single hop Crooked Trees more than the regular one.
williamherbert (1282) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Traffic light yellow; puffy white head. Good carbonation.
Aroma is piney hops, very oily. Itís a little old actually, but it still holds up. There is rye bread and carraway seeds.
The flavor is more of those pine-needle hops, but also a sweet, crisp malt backbone, which balances nicely. The pine manifests itself as a kind of mint on the back end. Earthy as it warms up.
Feels smooth. This is a beer with a lot of hop character, but has enough balance that it ages gracefully.