Cbuk1013 (245) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, a great DIPA. This may be the most floral/tropical smelling and tasting beers I’ve ever had. Starts with a traditional DIPA hop smell, followed by mango and peach. Sweet and bitter! Very good beer.
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.
Atom (1592) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours a clear dark copper/orange with a small khaki head. Sweet malt and hop aroma, caramel with tropical hops mango, papaya, pineapple, with citrus orange and light pine. Taste of sweet caramel malt, with light citrus and tropical hops, and a steady hop bitterness throughout. On the sweeter side, but fairly easy drinking and enjoyable.
rondphoto (2551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY ---- Clear dark amber color, bubbly beige head cover, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt with honey and hard biscuit in the palate, adding carbonation and solid citrus and hops on a finish that never completely drops the malt. There is alcohol warmth late on the back end. A big and really solid, well-balanced, well-conceived brew.
DrinkinWell (323) - - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orangish amber. Thick, frothy head. Burst of grapefruit and lemon aromas. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, bitter hops but not too bitter. Lemon, resin, pine. Nice double IPA.
Mr_Abner (89) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruit are dominant; smells sweet. The sweetness is there in the taste, too, but that is balanced nicely with an assertive and lasting bitterness. Taste is sweet malts and juicy fruit. I like it a lot. Medium bodied, average carbonation, bitter finish.
scotchzombie (391) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep brown amber and mostly clear with an off-white head that fades fast to a rim and coating. Nice color; head ain't much. Aroma is jammy tropical papaya and pineapple. Taste is... wow! The jammy fruitiness carries right over from the aroma, with a crisp mouthfeel and some toasted malts. Finish follows with a citrus-savory bitterness. An amazingly easy-drinking and flavorful 9.5er - this is craft beer at its finest.
FestDecBeet (361) - - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: pours an orange color. Very clear. White head
Smell: tropical fruit: sweet orange. Hot alcohol. Grapefruit. Mango
Taste: grapefruit. Alcohol. Sweet orange. Passion fruit. Pineapple.
Feel: sweet on the front but dry on the back. Medium carbonation.
Overall: great beer. Nice double ipa. Great flavors and aromas.
First drank: home 3/22/15
Vintage: BB 6/2/15
tillmac62 (338) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BOD 3/5/15. Almost clear pour that is medium amber with a moderate ruby cast. Normal head volume, outstanding retention and World Class lacing.
Nice, but moderately intense, nose of tropical hops (mango, passion fruit) with a touch of spicy pepper over a slight caramel.
Light medium body with a smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a nice effervescence in the middle and a strong burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is world class. It is reasonably intense, rather complex and very well balanced. The 9.4% alcohol is evident only in the finish. It begins with a burst of sweet fruit that separates into mango, passion fruit and orange. The middle effervesces into a mild orange rind bitterness over a fading caramel base sweetness with a touch of spicy pepper. The finish is a lingering subtle rind bitterness with alcohol notes.
bigda83 (326) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear and amber, not much head. Aroma was boozey, some citrus fruit, and mild floral. Taste was alcohol and boozey, that masked most other flavors I hoping for. It was pretty bitter as well. I was expecting more out of this based on reviews and word of mouth but was let down.
BigBeer45 (1298) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a bottle,
this ale had a red and burnt orange pour and it gave a one finger white and faint off-white cover that receded to a thin layer and ring, the beer had a touch of haze, it left some spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass,
the nose had aromas of citrus orange fruit hops with a touch of grass, toasted malt, some guava and lemon fruit, a little doughy bread, malt and candy sweetness,
the flavors were toasted malt and citrus hops, orange fruit and a bit of guava, malt and bread sweetness,
the finish had a hop bitterness and light citrus bite that lingered a bit on the tongue with malt sweetness trailing,
the mouth feel was more than medium and it had some creamy feel to it, there was average carbonation,
this beer had a good balance of hops and malt, a nice IPA2 drink.