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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our interpretation of a legendary style is not for the timid. Strong, assertively hoppy and dangerously seductive. A skillful blend of three premium barley malts with generous amounts of Northern Brewer and Cascade Hops creates a special ale to satisfy even the most demanding palate.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hengest (14) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pints on tap at the MBC Lansing storefront pub. I chose this one because it had a good rating here, and I’m glad I did. Hazy, not quite coppery color, nice 1 finger head that lasted. Pine resiny hops, not too much, not too little, pleasantly balanced. 7 point something percent, stronger than normal session beer but I managed 3 of them regardless. Malt not as sweet as Bell’s Two Hearted. Good with the crab cakes appetizer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/23/2012. The beer is a hazy reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. The aroma consists oh hops, malt and citrus. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, earthy malt and a bit of caramel. The finish is hoppy with a short grapefruit aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (408) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2012
On tap at the brewpub...great aroma, creamy head and dry, piney finish with citrus and floral overtones; this is a great IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1706) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2011
On tap at Detroit airport. Took me about 45 minutes of walking to find a local non-macro. Hazy straw orange with thick head and full lace. Nice floral grapefruity bready aroma. Very dry mild apricot with floral grapefruity assertive very dry finish. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Very tasty on draft at DTW, lots of grass aromas and pine flavor. A greatbreak between flights.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Semi-cloudy copper-amber with thin white head which leaves minor lacing behind. Aroma: Major orange-citrus aroma, with sweet toasted and caramel malts and light pepper. Taste: Semi-sweet toasted malts, orange dominated citrus hops, and a lingering pepper and citrus bitterness. Palate: Moderate carbonation, firm yet creamy body, dry finish that tingles. Overall: A well-balanced IPA with a long lingering bitterness. While there are better IPAs out there, this is still a very good choice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
(bottle, sampled 6/3/10). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate grassy citrus hop aroma. Moderate grassy hop flavor, with light stale malt and light sweetness. Long duration. Light dry and bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
12oz bottle from Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a mostly clear, orange, copper-gold tinted body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky lacing throughout. Aroma is pretty solid. Fairly malty with plenty of round caramels giving off a medium sweetness, but lots of citrusy hops. Nice floral orange with some grapefruit pines along with some slight hints of apricot, pineapple, and hay. Flavor is similar. Nicely hopped with a somewhat sweeter, rounder caramel up front and a bit more of a resiny hop. Lots of orange florals and a good amount of grapefruit pines. A light hay and some smooth citrusy fruits in the middle before the pines kick up nicely at the end with a solid citrus grapefruit and orange, but a really nice caramel to balance. Finishes dry with a moderate bitterness and a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really solid IPA. Pretty malt forward, but lots of citrusy pines and florals keeping this very well hopped and enjoyably bitter. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Strong pine and grapefruit hops aroma. Golden yellow color with moderate head. Sweet orange malt initially followed by a moderately strong bitter grapefruit peel/pine hops finish. Well-made IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2011
aroma is good pine and lemon. lightly bready malt creeps in. appearance is big legs, lasting head, clouded gold. flavor is excellent balance of well developed malts presenting as fresh bread along side fresh lemon zest and bare tips of other tropical fruits. mouthfeel is satisfyingly full and coating.


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