jsquire (3725) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As others have mentioned, this was over carbonated and took quite a while to coax into the glass. Orange color with a massive, rocky off white head that left unattractive chunks of foam on the glass. The nose has some pine, citrus and lots of soap in it. I get more soap in the flavor with some old orange rind, lemon and pine flavors. Seems a bit oxidized. Bottle date is July 22, 2014 but it should be more stable than that. Odd IPA.
SpongeRuiner (906) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the MBG Fest. An aroma of slight bitter hops with some pine background. The taste is a slightly bitter pine and citrus carbonation. The hoppy bitterness somewhat lingers after the drink. Overall an average IPA for me.
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy deep golden. Big white head. Plenty Glee singing. Aroma of the grain, lemon, and a dish water type of aroma. Taste is a little grainy with some lemony hops and corn.
DrSilverworm (8338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Careful pouring this one... Pours with an incredible amount of off-white head. Going to need to wait for a couple minutes before I get to take a sip of this. Thick and mountainous, this looks like someone poured me 3 oz of beer then topped off the pint with shaving cream. Body has a half-hazy golden orange color. Metallic, musty hop aroma. Reminds me of Tri-City IPA. Some citrus, pine. Bitter taste, kind of light zesty tart bite to it. Very soapy and astringent. Medium to bigger body. Kind of soft, stronger carbonation. Drying astringent finish. Judging from the appearance, taste and flavor, this bottle seems to have gone south. I’m sure my trading partner just picked up from the store shelf, but who knows how long it was on the shelf for? Breweries need to date their IPAs if they care about repeat business at all. After about a half hour, the carbonation dies down, and this actually becomes a little more drinkable, and the aroma and flavor improves. Some grapefruit, caramel toasty spicy malt comes out. Scores were raised a bit. Still not great, though. Clearly a flawed beer. Wasn’t worth finishing.
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Liberty: Hazy yellow-orange with some darker amber tints, topped with a foamy, chunky eggshell collar. Aroma is mild with notes of pine, weedy grass, grapefruit peel, & some bitter citrus. Taste follows right along with a little more "oomph" to it; orange zest, grapefruit peel, pine needles, cut grass, & a spiky bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. A touch of sweet crystal malt sugars in the tail-end. A decent IPA overall, but nothing crazy.
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This beer is humorous and sad, by far the most overcarbonated I have encountered. Saved maybe 3 oz of it, no way you could drink it from the bottle either.
jgb9348 (5063) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden coloured body with the slightest bit of haze and an orange and very light glow, all with a single centimetre tall white head. Aroma of pale malt, the lightest amount of hops, alcohol, metal, and a touch of fruit. Medium-bodied; A hit of light hops up front mixed with some metal, a bit of light malt and a a little stale fruit flavours. Aftertaste shows a bitterness arriving from the metal, light hops, earthy malt and a funky cardboardie and stale flavour throughout. Overall, not such a great beer and fairly far removed from a ’traditional’ IPA - nice to try, given that it’s not local to me right now, but not worth buying if it’s easy for you to get. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-September-2013.
HonkeyBra (3707) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale orange color with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, pine, resin notes. Flavor is more like a pale ale than an IPA. It still tastes nice, though. Medium bodied, nice carbonation, interesting. Finishes fruity and bitter.
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. Golden with one finger head. Strong, flavorful hops. Above average IPA.
tempter (11) - Howell, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice deep copper color with excellent clarity. Nose has pleasant citrus and pine notes without being overpowering. big, full body for an IPA, excellent mouthfeel. Sweet malt flavor nicely balanced by bitterness. Very solid IPA