alliance100 (932) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Big Bobs Pizza - pours a hazy orange - tropical fruit aroma , mild bitterness , very light , ok .
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hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours light clear amber with an off-white head.
Smells of pine, citrus hops, and pepper. Nice.
Malty flavor - much more than I was expecting. Pinecones as well. Bread too.
jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light copper and orange tinted body with a very thin, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of light grass, some minor hops and a very opaque and discernible smoke and horribly bitter malt/rice characteristic - pungent and way too strong for this style. Light-bodied; Super sharp and incredibly pungent (in a bad way) malt and fish flavours with some smoked tea flavours, hints of pure ash and some subdued tobacco flavours - not so good. Aftertaste shows even worse with the bitterness at the forefront and not much else to be excited about. Overall, a pretty poor offering in relation to every beer, but especially to the style - a sad choice for sure! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle, purchased from Crystal City Wine Shop in Arlington, Virginia on 01-April-2015 for US$2,49 sampled at home here in Washington on 21-May-2015.
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a clear gold-amber color with a medium rocky white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of citrus, piney hops and malt. Light-bodied with an herbal and resiny hops character and notes of citrus and malt in the background. The finish is mildly bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
LinusStick (2968) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blah. Not a fan of this. Aroma was pretty bad. A mix of burnt caramel and dirty dishwater. Pour was a dark clear gold with a 2 finger off white head. Taste was not very hoppy. Roasted caramel and just a note of toffee. Not much hops. Mild carbonation. I love session IPAs but this one falls very short.
Ron (2905) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle after a run. It pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Grassy hop notes, with some citrus notes that fade into a bitter finish. Too bad there is more bitterness than citrus. There’s just a bit of malt sweetness, and a very light body.
dagimp (796) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from the GLBC spring variety pack. Pours a medium copper with light lacing. Mouthfeel is very average. Slight grassy and woody aroma. Taste is..... pretty nondescript and blech. Totally uninspiring and crappy beer. I honestly expect a whole hell of a lot more from Great Lakes. It’s like they half-assed this one expecting people not to notice.
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Moor Pat, wiliamsville, NY. decent session, medium bodied, nose of pine, grapefruit led citrus. Decent bitterness, mouthfeel & flavor.
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 6/8/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, mango, melon, pineapple, peach, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, mango, melon, pineapple, peach, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, melon, pineapple, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very nice session IPA. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
jb (2430) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this had a lot of flavor and aroma for the style. Dominated by pine in the nose and taste, with other spiciness, and a bit of rye in the nose. Some doughy character i.e. malt notes in the taste.
salvaticas (521) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Nice aroma and great Amber pour. Pretty bland flavor. Good palate. OK
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