jmikolich (1308) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at GLBC, easily the best IIPA great lakes has made, mocaic works well here, the board at GLBC says Mosaic, Cascade and Nugget hops.. its a nice blend, a bit thick in the palate and not as bubbly as I would have liked.. still a really good IIPA
drsordr (570) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour with amber hues. Nose of tropical fruit hop, pine, and some candied sugar. Taste evergreen hop, grapefruit bitter, and some malt aftertaste.
beeratarian (62) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours medium orange with minimal head. Pine and bitter orange in the aroma with some rough malt in there. Taste is more citrusy than expected. Definitely tasting new hop varietals. Finishes a bit sweet and malty like a commodore Perry’s big brother should. Lasting bitterness. Better than lake e monster for the style. Would buy again!
BelvidereIPA (135) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to snifter glass. Incredible aroma, ton of citrus but doesn’t overwhelm. Great citrus/bitter balance. Putting this in the hopslam, 90 minute class is fair. Hands down the best Great Lakes offering,
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a bottle last night, but these notes are from draft. Pours a clear orange (slightly reddish) color. Good one-finger thick off-white head, with good retention and lace. Good citrusy hop nose. Grapefruit, orange, light pine in the aroma. Nice zesty sweet taste, little bitter. Alcohol well blended, no bite, easy to drink. Smooth, lighter carbonation, bigger body. Good grapefruit, light pine aftertaste. Satisfyingly hoppy. Easy on the caramel malt here, hop forward but not too bitter. Great DIPA.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle, label stamp says enjoy by 05/09/13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head that faded away quickly, but has a good amount of lacing. The aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy hops (mango, pineapple, orange), along with some floral hops, honey and caramel malt. It tastes like citrusy hops (orange peel, mango, apricots, grapefruit), floral hops, honey, and caramel and bready malt. There’s a nice lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good brew, Great Lakes has done a fine job with this one! $9.99 a 4-pack.
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Country Boy. Orange body. Hoppy. citrus. Great nose. Floral. Very nice overall.
Berta4519 (25) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Spot on! Very citrusy on the palate and aroma. Could not ask for a better DIPA
alexsdad06 (3829) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark golden to amber color with a small off white head. The aroma was noticeable immediately after the pour. This has an inviting nose of citrus and tropical fruit with an underlying sweet malt base. The flavor displays a more balanced DIPA; the moderately sweet caramel malts cover a lightly toasted bready malt base, more tropical fruits and citrus hops. Hides the alcohol well. The bitterness is lower than most DIPA’s. Is there anything wrong with a balanced, drinkable DIPA? Overall, I loved the nose on this but would like a bit more pop with the flavor.
HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Deep reddish orange pour with a small off white head. Aroma of mango, melons, pineapple. Some pine, some orange, nice citrus notes. Strong bitter juicy hop flavor. Feels like citra. They definitely hit the right points here. This is medium bodied for an DIPA. Nice, big bitter hop flavor hides the alcohol. This is easily my favorite beer from Great Lakes.