Pliny_SR (35) - California, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ GLBC CLE airport. Pours a deep golden to amber in color with minimal head, but nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and malt. Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Taste is nice balance of malty sweetness, hop bitterness and a subtle citrus flavor. This is a very drinkable DIPA, with the alcohol well hidden.
Bulk_Carrier (2536) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by date of 05/03/15.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light stringy lacing roaming around the glass.
The smell had a sweet citrus with a bitter citrus rind and an underscore of caramel malt to balance.
The taste was bitter and sweet not necessarily combined but delicate in its composure to lead into the aftertaste to leave a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Sessionable - slightly and the alcohol wasn’t felt too much. Bittersweet harshness rolled over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good DIPA that I could have again.
Gorbalev (2994) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks Colin! Clear dark orange, bubbly white head. Strong sweet aroma with a bit boatload of citrusy hops. Taste - huge orange and citrus over a sweet medium malty body. Just a lovely orange zest like finish. Body is medium but feels like on the tongue. Alcohol is present but not dominate. Double IPA done right. Nice stuff Great Lakes.
obguthr (4388) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cat pee, daffodil, and whole orange nose, very pungent. Hazy amber, thin head. Rosehips and orange, apricot overtones. Lemongrass finish. Full body, a little warm. Good complexity. Intense and not quaffable, but enjoyable in small doses.
commonmac (542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Lake & Irving. Pint glass. Really appealing copper color with solid lacing and a bountiful head. Aroma is tropical fruit and sugars. Hops are there too. A pleasant double IPA that does a remarkable job of hiding its alcohol content. Taste walks the line of hops and sweetness well with an easy to palette finish that leans on the sugary nature. I can completely get behind this effort. Well done.
mvp (174) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like the aroma but not too strong. Copper color with a white frothy head. Love the how malty this beer is. And love the balance. Will seek this beer.
screigh (494) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color. Very small thin white head with no lacing. Aroma is fruity and sweet smelling and maybe some alcohol. A sweet almost caramel taste. Hops are fruity and bright. Alcohol is noticeable. If I tasted this without knowing it was to be a DIPA I would have called it an American Strong Ale.
BroadestTom (81) - - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma citrus, pineapple, tropical fruit
Appearance amber, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate medium body, sticky, fizzy,
Overall great aroma but didn’t give me the taste I was hoping for. Still a great beer that I would suggest to a friend.
OsuStu (99) - - APR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Hazy reddish, grapefruit hue. Negligible sand colored head. Aroma of juniper, dried fruits, and caramel. Aggressively hopped but mildly bitter. Currant, honey, light citrus, tropical fruit.
tubafatness (19) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Strong hop flavor, although not as strong as I expected, given the strength and hops used. Nice lacing, and relatively smooth finish. Not my favorite Great Lakes, but well worth seeking out.