blutt59 (6264) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, amber pour with big foam and lace, aroma and flavor have a sweet floral citrus character upfront, can be a little cloying, finish is nice
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím just getting acquainted with these michigan microbrews, I never had a clue but thereís some pretty good shit up there. I was told by dude at the store that Founders "blows Bellís out of the water", but as far as the IPAs go I would have to disagree. Donít get me wrong though, Founders Centennial is good. Itís quite good. But Bellís Two Hearted was excellent, and definitely a step up from this guy. This one is a little less hoppy than I like, but it is strong and tasty. Some IPAs just taste like hops and donít have much character, but this is not one of those. The color is medium-dark and a little murky for an IPA, itís beautiful. Smell and mouthfeel are pretty typical for an IPA. For the price, Iíd prefer a Stone or a Bellís, but itís definitely not a waste. Itís a fucking solid high-end IPA
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz btl from theisti - Nice IPA - has intial flavor of classic IPA bitter grapefruit, and then a really interesting anise/black licorice thing going on. Really tasty and pretty unique in a crowded style. Thanks, TIm.
BillWyce (868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange-amber with a bone-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops. Very smooth. Taste is solid hoppiness, as youíd expect from an IPA. Blooms on the tongue after swallowing. Very good example of the style.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 Pours a medium copper, like a lighter ESB with slightly tan head that faded a bit with mediocre but lasting lacing. Incredible floral hops and juicy aroma. This is a great IPA and I think I prefer it to their Double Trouble IPA. Canít really say much more about that hasnít been said. This is a great summer, hot sun brew.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little IPA. Great aromas and finish. Flavor is a little on the light side, but itís nicely balanced.
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 Big floral pine taste, bitter hops throughout, a little unbalanced on the malt side but thatís what ipaís are for..pours a light copper to a one inch head, nice lacing..good strong ipa..
ThaddeusBraun (19) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA is in my top 10. great floral nose wtih a touch of spice and citrus. the palate is well rounded and has good balance i prefer i touch more clean citrus hops but the malts are not too dominant.
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber orange with a thin white head. Great floral hop aroma with a touch of orange citrus. Taste is bitter grapefruit hops up front, some sweet maltiness to follow, and then the hops come back in the finish.
DialSquare (3576) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. hazy amber pour with a thinnish tan head. aroma of citrus, pine and malty sweetness. taste is grapefruit and grassy earthiness. thin slick texture. finishes with a good even bitter. the palate is the most noticeable thing for me on this one. very drinkable.