Silphium (2976) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Hazy, dirty medium orange-brown body, thick puffy cream head. Spicy, grassy nose with some Belgianesque esters. Leafy, tannic body with spicy leaves, light lemony notes, hints of spice and orange, and a long, dirty, herbal finish.
574deadzone (570) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at HopCat. Dusty copper pour with a thick khaki head of foam that left a ton intricate lace. Nose of rye spice, lighter citrus notes and some dough and caramel. Nice and bitter with little concession to sweetness. Creamy, bright, tingly carb and a solid bitter finish. Good stuff.
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Livery. Pours copper with a nice head. Nose has some earthy character plus light spice and citrus. Earthy, citrusy hops. Rye in the background. A bit of zest and spice. Moderately bitter. Canít detect the alcohol.
jcr (1956) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Deep amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Leafy hop aroma with notes of toasted grain and a hint of caramel. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. This beer is one dimensional and thatís bitter. In fact, the bitterness overpowers everything. A hint of malts before the bitterness takes over. Maybe thatís good, because the hint of malts is grainy and unclean.
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
MBGSF 2011. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex rye and hop aroma. Medium to full body and a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a drinkable complex beer.
deyholla (4856) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 GTMW. Poured a cloudy pale amber with a thick near white head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was full of spruce and pine notes with a slight underlying cereal note and a hint of rye. Flavor was similar with a bit of sweet cereal in the start with a bit of rye but intense pine notes quickly take over and finish the beer.
LilBeerDoctor (2823) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy brown orange. Aroma of caramel malt. Flavor of lots of hops -- bitter hops, spicy hops, grassy hops and more caramel. It was the best beer on tap that I got to try (and one of the more popular ones too).
BBB63 (5423) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Mug Club Solstice party: Coppery hue with a small frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of rye husks, herbal and fruity hops, minty, bready, and minerally. The taste has a nice sharp twangy hop and rye forefront with a caramel and bready backnote. Light peppery and clove tones as well. The mouth feel is lively and crisp, dry and astrengent finish. This is very good, I like it!
Bullit (3516) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ The Livery. Murky orange colour, white lacings. Aroma of pine hops. Flavour is extremely bitter, medicinal, pencilline, pine hops. Unbalanced.