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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Live in the now - thatís is what we always say when we have fresh hops, straight from a local Michigan grower. What a better way to enjoy the summer harvest?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1849) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle: A small haze away from being clear copper & amber with a moderately chunky, soapy beige tinted head caked on top. Aroma has mild toffee & biscuit malt with a notable honey-coated cereal grain sweetness. Hops are light & vague; a touch peppery, maybe floral or grassy, but certainly not the centrifuge of the nose. Taste is more hop-centric with some piney & slightly soapy hops out of the gate. Moderate bite, but the bitterness subsides quickly thanks to a converging honeycomb & toasted biscuit malt sweetness. Just outside the fringe of caramel. If you really try, you can pull a very faint, bitter citrus peel flavor from the hops, but I think itís mostly forced. Mostly just a soapy, borderline evergreen hop sting. Abrupt finish, not much going on with this one. To be fair, freshness may be a factor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4803) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, caramel, citrus, faint grapefruit, perfume, and grass. It pours a hazy/cloudy orangish-brown with a large orange tinged beige head that has great retention. There is a good amount of clumpy soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits, caramel, and a hint of lemon. The finish has light citrus, faint grapefruit, lemon, and a touch of grass. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a cloudy Burnt Caramel with a good amount of lightly tinted head. Aromas light citrusy taffy. Mouth feels light but good the taste is unique spicy hoppiness upfront the spice last through the beer long spicy aftertaste some citrus notes some weed grass type notes. My second taste has floral notes in it and some light malt notes. Overall its a drinkable beer but it leaves an uneasiness to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1112) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12 oz bottle, no date. Pours a hazed nice orange copper with a slightly off-white head. Grapefruit and orange zest aroma, pineapple and pine. Flavor still has the citrus, but leans more toward herbal and grassy hops, though the tropical fruit is still in there and increases as I drink more. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazed orange color with a thick white head. Bright, fruity hop aroma with a focus on tropical fruits. Specifically, notes of pineapple, mango, peach, and maraschino cherry. Some caramel and sugar cookie malt aroma. Flavor is mostly fruity and flavorful hop, some mild bitterness, with sugar cookie dough malt sweetness. Unfortunately, thereís also a touch of oxidation. Medium bodied, with a somewhat creamy texture. Lively carbonation, finishes with some bitterness. Nice wet hopped beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (698) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours a cloudy dark orange with a smooth, medium sized, off white head. Interesting aroma consists of orange, apple, slight mango, melon, caramel, and plenty of floral hops. Its pretty subdued, yet very pleasing. The taste gives you pine upfront, and than moves on to fruitiness. Orange, lemon, pear, mild bread, with a floral flavor complimenting underneath. There is a very faint pine that is noticed throughout as well. Aftertaste is more fruity and lingers in your mouth. I find this one tart and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, more of a sticky texture, with some lively carbonation. I feel like I could drink quite a few of these. It isnít to heavy, and it isnít so light that I canít feel it. It is also very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1511) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Very hazy brown amber color. Medium body and head. Good tasting, but muted hop aroma and taste. Little hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Thanks eric, founder night meets randh to walking dead! A lot of malt and hops upfront, a very smooth taste, great beer, interesting for the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7385) - Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Old rate, bitter and abrasive harvest ale, thinking probably some pellet hops for bitterning, which is nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
A2kenCdaisyC (50) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
12oz bottle pours dark hazy amber with generous beige head and a mild pleasant hoppy aroma-- malty alcohol up front with a biting harsh bitter finish=I love a hoppy harvest ale but this one misses the mark

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