mnmike (1038) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straight from the can. Watery taste but stronger on the hops. Balanced all around.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks, Steve! Gushy pour from the can, difficult to contain. Bad label, like hipsters reclaiming the proletarian ethos from an earlier era but no irony (thankful in one sense, depressing in another). Decent enough appearance once the brew settles down, but the aroma is tart and vegetal in a way that suggests the roil was courtesy of an infection. Chewy and sweet malts in there, but this one’s a bit fucked.
umich03jm (2169) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small foamy head that lingers a bit. Aromas are caramel malt and grassy hops. Taste is decent. Malt and hops balance nicely. Finish is a tad metallic and stale though. Overall not bad. I like everything but the finish.
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Clear reddish orange pour with a small spotty head. Dusty caramel and some unbalanced hops - not a great beer but it’s okay.
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz draft 11/23/12 (Maloneys SSM)-Poured a cloudy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew was well balanced and was unexpectedly not too bad.
BrownALEx (281) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy redish orange. Nice creamy head that vanishes rather quickly. Small lacings spread out sporadically around the glass. Taste is like other Keweenaw beers, weak and watery, no oomph. Palate is on the light side. Overall I’m glad I tried it but will probably not seek again.
dekester1 (324) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice red-amber color with a decent fine foam head that maintained its lacing throughout. Aroma was bit interesting - a fruity malt. Taste was decent with caramel malt predominating a nutty light hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, not a bad amber.
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brilliant, copper-brown. Two-inch head forms with rougher texture (larger bubbles) than expected. The off-white-to-tan head settles quickly to a 1/4 inch leaving some Belgian lace behind. The nose has notes of bread and malt without any evident hop. Hints of dried fruit (raisins?) and caraway reminiscent of Irish soda bread. Medium-to-light body. Sweet. Singular malt notes on the palate. Highly drinkable and thirst quenching. Straight forward. Modest carbonation.
AxelRipper (12) - Cowlesville, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straight from the can. Taste is nutty and clean. Something about it makes you feel like you’re in da UP. Lingering copper and nut aftertaste.
drjay44 (2731) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can shared with multiple others at brewclub. Pours a thin, short lived head, over a clear amber (SRM 14) body.....nose is light toffee/caramel, mild grains......taste is light toffee/caramel, slight cereal.....mouth feel light, carbonation medium. This is a light beer, drinkable, but with minimal to recommend it. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5.