hershiser2 (2066) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours medium golden with a small off-white frothy head. Smells of deep grapefruit and peach. Lovely! Tastes of bittersweet grapefruit, light orange, orange peel, pine, and soap. Luscious!
uvajed (183) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fantastic beer from Great Lakes that doesnít skimp on anything. Looks nice in the glass - hazy amber, white head. Nose is spicy hops, citrus and maybe pepper. The hop flavor is strong but not over-done, and with a definite tang. A really well-done brew that is not for the uninitiated but perfectly drinkable for IPA fans. Bonus points for being local and available all over the place here (NE Ohio), both bottled and on tap.
muzzlehatch (4773) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #36. 12 ounce bottle consumed in early August 2008. Pours a very clear dark gold, smallish off-white fizzy head...while thereís fruity in the nose and hoppiness, itís a less oily/juicier, drier sort of aroma, mixing apples, cherry, some light resinous elements and caramel...in the body itís solidly, strongly bitter throughout, more juicy and fresh-fruity than the nose would predict, but not at all syrupy...lightly effervescent, perfectly carbonated with a lovely fullness of body and yet extremely quaffable. Very solid, bordering on excellent; Iíve had it a few times since but probably not since 2012 or so and really should give it another go.
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden orange with medium head. Very interesting aroma of malt (almost like wort, but in a pleasant way) coupled with ripe citrus fruit, in particular sweet oranges. Taste: very citrusy with a focus on oranges and lemon, followed by pleasant long hoppy aftertaste. Perfectly mirrors what English ipa is about. This beer is world-class.
bigcat03 (263) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and bottle poured into a tulip glass. Golden color with an off white head and little to no visible carbonation. Aroma is mildly citrus with hints of apricot, caramel malt, and pine. Taste is a heavier on the pine with some floral notes and is a little peppery. Nice medium body and low but biting carbonation. Definitely enjoyed this more on tap but from the bottle is good too. Remarkably well balanced.
joeneugs (5765) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Backyard Alehouse in Scranton. It pours a clear light golden color with an off white head. The aroma is lightly herbal with some grapefruit and citrus. The flavor is very herbal, lightly vegetal with some multigrain bread and toast. Biscuity malts. Itís a bit watery on the palate with low to medium bitterness. Meh.
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber thin white head; aroma is malt with notes of tea; flava is tangy hoppy malty some bitters some caramel and roastiness; feels medium with nice fizz; finishes mildly bitter balanced with malt sweetness
Msdrbeat (466) - East Lansing, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dockside Cafe. Pours Amber with white head. Wonderful and smooth. Balanced hop character.
coachd (585) - Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at beastcraft BBQ and craft beer in Belleville. Very slight aroma but pours out a nice looking light Amber color. Tastes smooth and refreshing with a very manageable hop bite that lasts well into the aftertaste. Excellent palate, very drinkable. I've never had a Great Lakes beer before, based on this I would give them another try.
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altonbrownd (5659) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Hazy amber body with medium white head. Nose is hoppy, floral, citrus. Taste is quite hoppy, some spices, and fruits. Enjoyable.
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of my man, Minh - at Lillianís first birthday party! Assertive bitterness with not too much palatable hop flavors. Lots of sweet malt, grains and spice. Somewhat generic overall - or maybe just stale.