HonkeyBra (3706) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a nice little hazed amber orange color with a small off white head. Aroma of pine, orange peel, mild earth tones, some caramel and sweet bread malts. Flavor is hop bitterness forward. Quite bitter with mild sweet malt undertones. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes bitter, pretty nice.
MrBunn (2560) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a gunky amber with a pretty big head and aromas of dunegrass. Alright, kidding. I’m not really getting much off the nose here. A little soapy hops and that’s about it. Flavor is pungently hoppy... too much so. It’s not that I don’t like hops... but this mix doesn’t work for me. Lots of astringent hops... and I didn’t know that was possible. It’s just a punchy and odd mix of hops that I don’t care for. Sorry Greenbush.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with Cbuk1013. Reddish gold pour with white head. Nice aromatics of pine and citrus, also hay. Taste is full of hop punch - fresh, crisp and light. Very smooth and drinkable.
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of my coworkers fiancé Lance. Amber bodied with a short white head. Aroma is citrusy with light pine and soft caramel. Taste is citrus, pine notes, caramel and toasted malt. Body is medium with a soft creamy carbonation and a light lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more caramel, toasted malt, citrus oils, light pine and grains.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a nice thick sticky off-white head. Aromas heavy hop citrus and orange. The has a medium bodied mouth feel. Spicy hot flavor upfront and through the middle finishes with that nice orange long-lasting flavor. This is a pretty well done IPA Greenbush should be proud of it is very drinkable.
Holtguy (131) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very fizzy pour. Once it settled it turned out to be a decent IPA. Good, but not all that different than many other IPAs.
rumproasts (4006) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Amber with two finger head. Very aggressive carbonation -- I doubt this level of carbonation was the intent. Pretty substantial malt body and bitter hops. Average at best for the style, and that’s probably generous. This is another one that I recall being much better on tap at the brewpub.
Sammy (9438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle from Champane’s Cellars. Tasty hop combo, but somewhat harsh finish. Stil good drinkability. Orange bodied, big retained head. Orange citrus flavour, with some pineapple and mango.
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. (Siciliano’s) Grand Rapids, MI.
A bit cloudy amber colour with a ridiculously big foamy off-white head.
I’m not sure if this is supposed to be like this but as there’s no bottling and best before date I can’t say how old this bottle is.
Belgian style yeast... weird... piney and fruity hops... no bitterness... spices? in the aroma.
The aroma is closer to a Belgian Ale or Saison than a regular American IPA.
The flavour is also quite Belgian... now this is strange. Piney and resiny hops, Belgian yeast and moderate bitterness in the flavour.
Not bad at all... just something I didn’t quite expect.
flatmatt (1243) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Most overcarbonated pour I’ve ever seen; I had a glass full of foam with foam still bubbling out the bottle. After quite a while it settles into a fully hazed amber with an off-white head (obviously quite large). Citrus, floral, earthy aromas. Nice sharp citrus hop flavor, more florals and earthiness, light caramel. Tastes pretty good even if there’s something wrong with it. Will hopefully rerate.