rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank this beer after it had sat for 10 minutes and had warmed up a bit. Very aggressive hoppiness with a maltiness that was quite pleasing. Do not drink this right off they serve it to cold. LET IT WARM UP!!!
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap-pours a rich off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is sweet pine/citrus (cascade), secondary medium malt. Taste is sweet pine/citrus-bitter (cascade), secondary medium malt. Medium body. OK carbonation.
umich03jm (1303) - Allen Park, 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.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Pours an orange color with white head. Nose is pure hopps, some hints of citrus. Mouth is pure hopps and a great earthy flavor, with a nice bitterness in the end.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 Tap: hazy golden yellow with decent head. Nice lacing. Aroma is all citrus hops and maybe a little floral. Flavor was well balanced malt and hops, a little surprising but good. Decent IPA.
dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slight amber orange with medium off-white head. Aroma strong of citrus hops, slight malt, grass, and pine. Flavor matches well, but is dominated by grapefruit, which is nice for a glass, but not my favorite hops bite. Overall a very nice brew...for one glass.
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.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head that is fully lasting. Amazing lacing. Aromas were mostly the fruity hops (oranges and lemons) as the glass emptied you were able to get a better sense of the malt as well. Flavor was fruity hops at first (grapefruit, lemons) and finished far spicier (pepper). Lots of hops in this one, finishes as biiter as you would expect, and quite dry.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - 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.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, 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.