paintedmaple (523) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome ’alternative’ ale. You haven’t had an IPA with a hop profile like this. Crisp, slightly sour, complex, funky hop character. This brew terrifies the Newbie and seasoned beer kinda-sewer alike. Sophisticated ale that I savor on every trip to AA.
cancerhawk (22) - - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet fruity start, heavy sugary finish middle, dry finish and nutty. Finish a little too dry and comes on too quickly.
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at the brewpub in Ann Arbor.
The lights were dark but it appeared a clear light peach color with minimal head.
Smell was greatly hoppy and fresh.
It was very hoppy, but balanced in taste. THe hops were really spicy, but with a hit of grapefruit peel. There was a slight sourness underneath. It was crisp and clean.
This is a great beer, not sure how limited it will be but I recommend getting it while it is there.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-01-2010 04:24:51
SpongeRuiner (906) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Michigan Summer Beer Fest. Really nice and refreshing. Would love to have again.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Aromas of nettles spice hops Grapefruit sour. Pours real clear, light yellow. Not much head. Complex, sour flavours - some hops and agave is apparent. Finishes agave crazy! Innovative unique beer.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Cafe. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is citrusy and spicy hops, yeast, lemon zest. Flavor is spicy hops, earthy, yeast, citrus. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finished ultra dry and extremely bitter. Nice.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy and floral nose with a touch of cotton candy. The taste is tart lemons, some honey and dry grainy malts. Really nice beer and one that I want to try again in a non-fest situation. Definitely the best gluten free beer I’ve ever had... easily.
BigBeer45 (1319) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the AA Café, served in a large tulip, similar to the Duvel glass,
the Manatee looked to be a light hazy bronze-gold with a foamy, bubbly off-while head, and had decent effervescence,
there were aromas of citrus hops, orange, peach, light herbs and floral scents,
flavors of citrus hops and floral-herb hints, I thought I tasted a light Pale malt but this beer has no malt,
big hop bite at the finish with little tingles and dryness on the tongue,
mouth feel was light on the palate,
interesting beer, I did not realize that this was a gluten free beer until after I ordered and was looking over the details of this beer,
this is my only Gluten Free beer so far and given how much I enjoyed this beer I may be more open to trying this type of beer, for anyone who has to follow a gluten free diet you are in luck, this beer will really treat your palate to a delightful experience, even if you are not on a gluten free diet, I recommend trying this beer.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub in Ann Arbor. Very pale golden-straw pour. The nose is composed mostly of a fresh hoppy aroma. Lemon peel and lemon grass with a bright fruity aroma. A little bit of really intense fruitiness along with some light dry spiciness. Lemony and tropical. The flavour is actually very hoppy... sort of a combination of Sorachi Ace and Citra with a very soft bitterness. Very lean light malt with a nice citrusy hoppiness. Fresh an quite tasty.
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin. Very floral and earthy. Probably my favourite sampled at the bar. I could drink a lot of it.