tectactoe (1038) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Tap: somewhere around orange & amber with a slightly thin but creamy, eggshell foam sitting on top. Aroma had some generic hopping with brash leaves, light pine, mild grapefruit peel, with a slight lemon & citric finish. Noticeable toasted, almost-caramel malt bill underneath. Taste is bitter but controlled with notes of pine, herbal leaves, grapefruit peel, orange, & quite a large malt body. Baked bread, toast, & crystal malts add some finishing sweetness & a bit of mount coating. Not bad but I think the malt bill was too dark for this specific hop bill... Would have liked something less sweet, more dry. Just okay.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange gold. Large chinook hop presence on the palate-very piney and resinous. Big palate; lots of hop...again, big pine and resin flavors. Good. Big...very hoppy.
umich03jm (1484) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy light orange-amber color with a nice 1 cm. head that lingers a bit. Aroma is very floral and piney but lots of malt comes through too. Taste is great, lots of flowers, pine, citrus and some fruitiness too. Solid malt backbone gives it some nice body. Very bitter and dry finish. One of my favorite IPA’s.
JPDurden24 (1455) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewery. Cloudy reddish orange pour, aroma is piney with some caramel malts. Taste is citrus and piney, good bite. Pretty good IPA.
Dogbrick (7085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazed amber color with a medium off-white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of piney hops, fruit and sweet malt. The finish is somewhat bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazed, golden-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty nice with lots of citrusy pines and florals consisting of grapefruits and oranges with a few resins. Medium sweet caramel offers a nice balance as well. Flavor is similar. Citrusy grapefruits and oranges up front with a nice mix of pines and florals. Caramel comes in to balance with a moderate sweetness before the hops grow a touch into a balanced finish where this is dry, citrusy, somewhat resiny, and has a moderate bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a very solid IPA and a real pleasant surprise. Well balanced and nicely hopped with lots of citruses.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is soft and orangey. Nice light sweetness along with a touch of frutiness. Soft and lightly hoppy with a kiss of juicy fruity malts. Lingering fruity flavour over a softly hoppy finish. A fresh, tasty IPA.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Hazy copper with some off white head. Nice hoppy aroma with some citrus and floral notes. Mellow taste, pretty smooth with a light bitterness. A solid IPA.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Detroit Beer - Hazy orange pour, orange citrus hops. Smooth caramel malts, stinging carbonation and hoppy. Nice balance, but a tad on the sweet side. Orange juice.
HopBurp (73) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last night on tap at DBC before Tigers game. Pleasant surprise--$2 pints and BBQ specials for a birthday celebration. I was very impressed with this IPA!! Great balance and a perfect amount of hops for me to session Excellent finish and the hops tasted so fresh--citrus bang. Perfect for a summer day like yesterday. Well done DBC and thanks for setting the table for a great night!. BTW, best BBQ brisket I have ever had (better than slows, believe it or not)--should make this a regular menu item.