bwa5879 (787) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Healthy cloudy orange with a bit of stark white but barely. Syrupy citrus hip aroma, earthy malt backbone. Soft carbonation, slightly frothy mouthfeel, finishes dry. Syrupy sweet citrus flavors, some citrus zest, subtle honey and a grain bill that provides mostly fullness. Nice Midwest IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thedm (5028) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated . The mild aroma was malt hop. The sharp crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of orange peel mild spice candy breads and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 02-17-2015 at 800 Degrees Three Fires (Fort Wayne, IN) This draft beer has a very small white head with a short retention, hazy orange body, slow rising carbonation observed, and spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus, grassy, lemon, and some tropical fruit. The flavor is moderately bitter, citrus, herbal, lemon, and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, a quaffable IPA with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. A hop head beer!
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Star Chicken Shotgun pours a mostly cloudy yellowish orange with a thick ivory head that lasts throughout the entirety of the beer. The aroma is citrus, orange and fresh biscuits. The flavor is citrus, orange, grapefruit and biscuits. Overall this is a nice beer.
tectactoe (2993) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Moderately hazy, toasted amber grain color with a slowly receding, lightly soapy & chunky eggshell foam. Nice sheeted lacing on the glass. Aroma is a little mild & timid... some faintly peppery/spicy hops, a touch of florals & perfume, a little bit of grapefruit... Seems like light-handed Centennial hops, but where’s the potency? Taste has a lightly piny, resinous bitter bite up front that I wasn’t expecting, but it’s welcomed. Followed by bitter grapefruit & orange rind, a touch of white pepper spiciness, perfume, & just a minor hint of soapiness. Malt leaves a very light toasted cracker note in the finish with the lingering soapy & floral bitterness from the hops. A decent IPA, could use a more powerful nose & a better balance of palate bitterness.
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Shared with my sister. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker sheets of lace. Piney orange citrus hop. Good biscuity malt. Moderate bitter taste. Light sweet. Great balanced taste to this. Delicious, very satisfying IPA. Great one to enjoy with my sandwich.
574deadzone (1162) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky golden-amber with a thick cream colored head that leaves awesome foamy intricate hanging lace behind. Nose involves passion fruit, cane sugar, pine needles and resin, and angel food cake. Quite sweet, fairly bitter. Full bodied, frothy, creamy, oily, soft, with a long and somewhat drying piney bitter finish. Odd, but drinks nicely.
milewide (1682) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unfiltered and balanced IPA. Blended aroma and taste, with enough bitter hops in aftertaste to please.
WillRunForBeer (1170) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to umich03jm! Pours golden brown with a big white head that recedes quickly and laces the glass. Aroma is grass, mild floral. Flavor is caramel malt, orange, grassy bitterness on the finish.
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Slightly hazy almost clear orange/amber brew with thick persistent off white head. Head never drops below on finger. Aroma is rather weak (maybe the thick head holds it in) - what I get is light resin, grass, maybe a little citrus. Taste is very good - hops forward with a nimble resin hoppiness, some grass. Consistent from start to finish which is a bit of a disappointment - no building hoppiness or final flourish of citrus etc. A sold and enjoyable IPA.