fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with a 2 finger, creamy off white head that has excellent retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma of toast, fruity, citrus esters, citrus hops, stone fruit, bread, toast, and light floury grain, floral hops and sweet grass. Flavor is big with toast, cereal, and caramel right away, soon joined by citrus, light pine, an acidic hop twang, floury, slightly spicy rye, a hint of herbal earthiness and finishing with increasingly bitter citrus, pine and ever so faint mango. Light to medium body with a dry, even slightly chalky, (though slightly oily), feel overall and a slightly boozy astringency to the finish. Pretty good overall, but it could definitely use some help in the Palate department
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of my least favorite Great Lakes beers, mostly because of the buttery aftertaste. The peppery spice is nice, though....
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml. -Courtesy of MatSciGuy, shared with him and Marko (thanks!). Orange/golden coloured, small off-white head, pleasant hoppy nose. Sweet malty, citric hoppy and light alcoholic with moderate bitterness in the finish. Interesting but somehow pretty ordinary brew.
jflopsu (498) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear rust orange with white head. Has a grainy and citrus hop aroma. A very earthy and grainy taste with strong malts and hops that linger with a bitter aftertaste.
tmoreau (2288) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served showing a clear, orangey gold color, with a persistent layer of frothy, off white head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was a modest nose of sweet citrus as orange & pulp, and some spiciness. The taste also started sweet, with maltiness, and bitterness that was citrus, rind, & rye. Medium bodied, fairly disguised alcohol, but pretty tasty.
Beerathon (1076) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the few IPAs where the flavor exceeds the aroma. Donít get me wrong, the hops are there in the nose, but tropical fruits and spice come through much more in taste. Yum!
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Dark golden pour with a small amount of head on top. Rye malt and earthy hop aromas. Moderately bitter overall. Rye, bread, pine, white pepper, biscuit and some citrus notes in the taste. Nice balance. The flavors come together well here. Lingering sweet and malty finish.
csaso (1294) - Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, clear medium copper color, good size grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, mild rye spice, mild creamy finish - very good overall
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DialSquare (2506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Brooke (thanks!). Amber pour with thin white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and grass. Tastes are orange rind, tropical fruit, floral and solid rye malty backbone. Good.
Ratm22 (5) - - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh Hops! Malt with not very much bitterness. Classic strong rye IPA. Good Ohio beer.
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color. Has a nice aroma of sweet citrus fruit, and pine. The flavor is a wonderful mix of tangy IPA, sweet citrus, sweet malty caramel, tart fruit, and spicy rye. It has a fantastic balance and is a great beer.