Evolutionary (268) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at champps. Light amber pour and mild froth white head. Good lacing. A bit sweet upfront with a moderate hop following. Hints of cookie in there as well. Pretty well balanced and a decent regular ipa. Would def drink again.
---Rated via my mouth
matt4054 (34) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good IPA, golden color and balanced hops . One of the better IPA beers Iíve had. I like that it is more classic versus many of the fruity ones out there.
tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Golden, light-amber color with tangerine highlights; hazy, cloudy, & topped with a sticky, foamy white head. Aroma of dense, spicy hops, pungent grapefruit rind, citrus peel, dank earth, & herbaceous tones. Undercurrent is very sweet & malty; caramel & toffee, big-time residual sweetness... Smells like an over-hopped, "light" barley wine. Lots of CaraMunich malt in the first sip, too... Very sweet, caramel, toffee, baked bread. A little bitter twang from the hops, a touch of pungent grapefruit & some white pepper, giving a mild floral & leafy finish. Some mild fusel alcohol notes as the beer warms, strange for only 7.5% ABV. Finishes with a touch of grapefruit pith & a helping of borderline sugary sweet caramel malt. Not awful, Iím just personally not a fan of IPAs being this sweet.
Jucko (9) - - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent middle of the road IPA. Not overpowered by hops, but not exactly weak either. Thirst quenching after running. Perhaps oaky or molasses-y. Good. Would buy again.
tschof (56) - - JUN 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Disappointing. I?m a huge fan of ipas and usually like great lakes stuff. This one taste like a helles lager not an IPA at all.
jmcgavin12 (462) - Madison, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bit hazy with a one finger head. Sweet aroma with hints of citrus and resin. Flavor is moderately sweet with bitter citrus throughout, a great IPA
hockeybeerguy (1466) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes, and actually Iíve only ever had just a couple times through trades.
Always in a pint glass with this one, here we go.
The appearance was a gentle light golden amber to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dies within less than about forty seconds. Thereís a good amount of lacing kinda going all over the place not forming any real speckled or spider web or even rings. Honestly, it looks kinda sloppy.
The smell had a decent amount of English malts mainly just coming in front just a tad of some bitter piney hops.
The taste was balanced more between the malts and hops, so Iíd say it was a good bittersweetness.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate for the style and for me.
Overall, I say this was a good EIPA worthy of having again. Good job Great Lakes.
pdx76 (585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at clev airport - pours clear copper with medium thick head. Nose of hop and strong floral components. Taste is surprisingly sweet and syrupy with hop undertones. Not enough hop for my liking!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Brentv (306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Pours golden with a big white head and huge amounts of lacing on the glass. Aroma is floral and some citrus. Tastes moderately sweet. Very nice.
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright golden-yellow with a thin, foamy, white head. Copious lacing. Nose is citrusy hop. Taste is hop bitterness on a generous malt profile. Nearly full-bodied. Lively carbonation. Very nice IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GaperNed (11) - - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My hometown IPA. A good citrusy flavor with a clean crisp finish. A good amount of hops rounds this beer out nicely