tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Bottle: Far too volatile on the pour, one inch of beer and five inches of head... Even with a slow pour! The foam lasts forever, too, & while it leaves good lacing, it takes 15 minutes before I can drink the damn thing. The liquid has a deep amber, cloudy copper body, darker than expected. Aroma of heavy hops; pine, zesty, floral, and lightly soapy. Faint juicy oranges and bready malt backbone. Taste is quite spicy, lots of white pepper, earthy, dirty, herbal hoppage. Brash bitterness and a heavy toasted and caramel malt sweetness that helps balance. Bitter finish, thicker than expected body with lively carbonation. Not as "drinkable" as I’d like a pale ale to be. Not awful but more of a "miss" than a "hit", that’s for sure.
Patrickctenchi (6096) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, clear copper with a thin white head.
Toasty caramel, orange, slightly oxidized scent.
Orange and caramel malts,...fruit taste.
A floral bitter and spiciness towards the finish.
Pretty good.......even as a shared and past date bottle.
And.....I forgot it was in the fridge for a month....
I’d like to find a fresh one someday.
Weevo (168) - Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beer club. Pours amber with a half inch white head. Aroma of Orange and malts. Taste of grapefruit and toffee with a slightly bitter finish. Would have another.
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mmmbeer (1392) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle (X3) from MI craft beer sampler 12 pack, served in a shaker- poured a transparent copper brown color, lively medium carbonation, 1 finger foamy head formed and lasted for a quite a few minutes. Aroma of hops, caramel, and malt. Hits the mouth with a light medium body, malt is awashed in caramel, very light hop wave in the middle, followed by a lightly acidic finish. OK.
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Earthy grass and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with large off-white head. Sweet orange malt and earthy grapefruit peel flavor. Decent body. Okay - apparently my bottle wasn’t too fresh.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange pour with a thin white head. Floral and peppery hop aroma with some sweetness. Flavor is very floral and slightly sweet. Very smooth without a cloying bitter aftertaste. [9/11/15]
jaymobrown (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice medium style hop beer that isn’t overwhelmed with hops. Good selectoon if you’re looking for a hoppy but not too much beer.
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewery via my good wife. Pours a rich reddish color with moderate head. Nose is mild hops with a smooth, rich initial taste. Tasty.
thedm (5797) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a head of foamy white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent yellow orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The nice aroma was musty and malt hop. The sharp crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of bitter mildly vinous and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
smroush (220) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dominated by the Apollo hops. They mostly add a general bitterness with just a hint of citrus. There is also a a slight rustic flavor from somewhere. Not much malt, though a pleasing mild sweetness.
Color is a pretty copper/amber with a small off-white head.
Taste is a mild to moderate sweetness and a moderate bitterness.
Medium body; slightly slick texture; average carbonation; moderate to long bitter finish.
Overall comes across as a fairly pleasant IPA to me rather than a Pale Ale.
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Red Lion. Sad to see this get a low rating. Sure it isn’t a hop explosion but it is rather good. Easy drinking but still with a lot of flavor. Serving: Bottle