Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ray101. Pours copper with a generous white head. Smells of wildflowers, light spice, earthy, some funky undertones. Tastes dry with a pronounced floral note, soe spicy elements and a dry crisp finish.
burg326 (3713) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce botle that pours hazy red/orange color that had a little white head. Each swig had had aliitle flavor of pineapple, and apricot. A decent IPA that i would drink again.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A goodish ipa but no goose island. Not very aromatic, a bit more flavorful. More sweet than typical.
bdunhill (250) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This IPA has a strong aroma that pair well with its cloudy amber orange color and frothy white head. It has a heavy bitter taste with an abrupt finish. Overall this is a great IPA.
jcos (1541) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid IPA. Catching up on my old ratings, must be from when Ben4321 lived with me. Would like to try again.
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy burnt orange flavor with 2 finger head. nice nose of grapefruit and orange--sweet. Taste is of heavy citrus grapefruit, pine bitter mouth pucker hops. hint of carmel malts. Finishes with an acidic texture that develops leaving you with the hops over the malt--tingles. Very nice ipa, balance isnt perfect but still good.
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of their longtime house brews is their High Seas IPA, which is also distributed in many areas of the state.
While MBC tweaks their recipes pretty regularly, this is a more traditional IPA, in the sense that it’s both high gravity and generous with the hops. Checking in at around 7.5 percent, it leads off a spicy Cascade dry hopped aroma and immediately warms the palate with a nice malty fullness. The sweetness shifts quickly into a sharp hoppy bite and rolls off the back of the tongue and into the exhale with a long, lingering dry finish. Classic.
If you’re into the huge IBUs, this one may be a little less satisfying than others, but for an IPA with a little more balance, this would be one to seek out. As MBC can be inconsistent overall, this is one of their best and most reliable offerings.
Serving type: on-tap
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Bar Louie. Hazy copper color with frothy white head. Aroma of heavy pine resin, grapefruit. Taste is quite bitter, with a bit of balancing caramel sweetness. Crisp and lively mouthfeel. A solid IPA, especially if you like them more hop-forward.
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orangish pour, whitish head. Citrus, floral and earthy hops dominate with some nice fruity caramel malt in the background. Not a bad little brew here!
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours up on tap at the brewery with a brownish orange and no head. Hoppy aroma with apricot. Bit of a watery flavor, and quite hoppy.