Lemke10 (540) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I got this as part of an M&M 6pk from Woodmanís East in Madison, WI in fall 2012.
Pours cloudy amber, orange color with a slight white head. The scent is light with citrus, wheat, and hops. Flavor is fairly bold when it hints the taste buds; however the after taste is what really gets you. You go from a really wet, wheat taste into a dry, crisp, hoppy finish. The bitterness is a little too much in my opinion and might turn off some drinkers. However, I will give kudos to anyone daring enough to throw that many hops in a brew. Definitely an above average beer.
LSKennedy (10) - - MAR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a textbook IPA orange, so much so that when put side by side to a 2 hearted, they look identical. Aroma is hops, but not enough. Taste is mellow citrusy hops and slight soapy malt. Good mouthfeel. Overall best product from Frankenmuth, but wouldnít actively seek.
Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: A slightly hazy yellow color with a nice creamy head that lasts forever. Starts with a huge head that goes down to about a finger. Lacing is fantastic. Really good looking.
Smell: Hard to explain. Itís definitely a burst of hops. The only way I can say it is "bright hops" in the aroma. Thereís something I canít put my finger on. It smells nice though. Flowers and spices, I suppose? Also a trace of the alcohol as well.
Taste/feel: Much like the smell. Hoppy, floral tastes with a dash of spice. I actually really like it. It has a sort of "off" taste I suppose that I canít pinpoint, but thereís definitely something about it that keeps it from being a stellar beer. I still like this one. The feel of it is very appropriate for an IPA -- medium, mildly carbonated.
I was sort of surprised. The reviews had me thinking this would be a very average beer ... but itís really not. Itís an above average IPA, with an interesting amount of floral character. Would very gladly have this one again. Nice job, Frankenmuth. More proof that Michigan beer is some of the best out there.
Leafs93 (1377) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is citrus and some grains. Taste is light bitters. Does not stand out, thin mouthfeel with some stickyness.
PhillyCraft (1972) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Capones. Had a splash of this while waiting for my Sculpin. Poured a dull ipa color with lighter head and not really any lacing. Notes were stale malt, moldy orange, smoke, and other astringent grains throughout. I would have asked for my $ back if I ordered a full glass.
andrewmb83 (22) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz draft, aroma is clean but faint, almost nonexistent. Very nice head that clings to the glass as you drink it with a golden, slightly hazy color. Good flavor of pine and citrus hops, overall a decent ipa.
Rotbart (154) - - JAN 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color with a full foamy white head and a light hoppy aroma. It has a full bitter taste with a slightly metallic finish.
Campy877 (58) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Very floral bouquet that smells like a typical IPA. Taste is a more muted IPA but very flavorful with pine and citrus. Very tasty.
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BeebopToledo (19) - - NOV 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Pale yellow color, lacy but diminishing head. Malty up front but hops soon take over. Significant grapefruit rind and resiney finish. This beer would benefit from dy hopping in a big way. Otherwise, a fair beer at best.
jsquire (2957) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color out of the bottle, Sticky ivory head. Orange peel hop nose. Sweet IPA with lots of orange peel, candied grapefruit rind and some pine notes. Malt notes of biscuits and honey. Long, pinching grapefruit rind finish. Okay IPA.
Strangebrewer (632) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ brewery. Poured copper color with a thin off-white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Medium body with average carbonation. Caramel malt and grapefruit flavours with a resiny finish.