drunkysersose (18) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice crisp alternative to my usual suspects (IPA, Pale, Double IPA).. hope they make it again.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apricot colored body with small white head. Ruby red grapefruit nose with a strong sugar backbone. Similar to that of an double ipa. Flavor of earthy hops, grass, dirt, light rye. Finishes bitter and dry. Nicely done, but typical once again.
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A spicy and dense pale ale.
Dark radioactive orange, opaque looks with the slightest head. COnsiderable rye nose, fully bready and highly cerealic, crackery. Much spicier than citrusy in its hoppiness, this is peppery, earthy and salty.
The bitterness is fair, but seems amplified by the salty mineral notes. Not particularly refreshing.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 On tap at Founders. Brownish gold color . Nose of hops,malt and a hint of citrus,nice hoppy malty flavor too with a hint of grain,and caramel. Very good.very balanced
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (plus a growler) from the brewpub. This poured a deep golden in color. Aromas were quite floral and elegant along with citrus, spice and some light caramel sweetness. In the mouth it was soft and round with light hoppy bitterness to keep it fresh. A very nice one to sit and drink on the beach.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Founders. Hazy orange-brown body, thin to medium tight buff head. Bitter, rindy, citrusy nose. Body with spicy, fruity rye with slight sweetness imparted by the caramely malts, but primarily dominated by bitter, floral, piney hops. A hops-driven beer with a slight twist. Solid but it doesn’t stand out from the pack.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at brewpub.... apricot brown pour with a thin soapy white head..... aroma of grass, tea, and light fruity citrus hops.... flavors of bitter citrus hops, somewhat fruity in nature with a grapefruit type of bitterness to it. bitterness on the tailend along with some pepper and sweet malt coming through in the finish as well.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the brewpub. I was told that this beer is right between their pale ale and their IPA - and they were absolutely correct. It is a hopped up version of their pale ale. Great aroma of citrus and hops. Flavor of same. Very drinkable. Growler only lasted one night.