RateBeer
overall
94
90
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Aroma - basic floral, faint apple notes, hint of caramel; Appearance - copper, slightly hazy, extremely think head, excellent lacing; Taste - heavy hop front, back blends a subtle spiciness with a balanced malt profile, finish is long and tart; Palate - slightly crisp, pretty good body; Overall - solid in all areas though nothing really stands out.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a light orange color with a large cap of white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Sweet malt backbone with some toffee. Overall a lingering bitter finish with some astringency. Average mouthfeel and body. High carbonation. Has a nice hop kick, but is otherwise pretty standard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pchiodo (27) - Barrie, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
This is a great IPA just enough hops to push it right to the edge, but well balanced so you can drink alot of it. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onslow (1135) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2010
The store that set up a big display and promotion for Michigan Beers six weeks ago now has most of the brews deeply discounted and dumped into a cart labelled "discontinued items." Well - get it when you can.

Pour form a 12 oz bottle is cloudy copper with a thinish off white head. Aroma is pungent and good - lots of citrus and pine hops with a carmel under pinning. Flavor is excellent - strong hoppiness and complex hoppiness belies a pretty nice malt backbone. Lively carbonation and stong hops gives this a real tingle as you swallow. A pretty serious IPA that is seriously good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2010
7/24/10. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie. Very malty, a hint of black tea, not much hop presence. Eh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Hazy amber with a thin cream head. Nose is piney hops, bitter, and sticky. Nice on the palate, flavor is bitter pine hops, malts, and a resiny finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2088) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Pint glass at the detroit airport while waiting for a connecting flight to gr for rbsg. A light copper pour with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine riing and shows some minor lacing. Aroma is mild with pine and salty malts. The flavor is robust with piney hops. Loads of biscuit and some walnuts. Palate is full and malty smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes short and lightly biter. Rated on my cell. Very tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mixture of various hop characteristics including floral and citrus along with some caramel malt and bready malt. The flavor starts off with piney and resiny hops but I also get some floral and citrus notes. The caramel malt backbone keeps the bitterness pretty low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I was surprised by how nice this beer was.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Glowing amber color/ frothy beige head. Grassy hop, sharp caramel aromas. medium bodied. Decent caramel, grainy malt flavors with leafy, floral hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Nice amber coloured body with a copper glow and a thin off-white head. Aroma of fresh hops and caramel with a good malt backbone. Medium-bodied; Rich hop flavours of grass and perfume come through the most with a good malt backbone, a touch of caramel. Aftertaste has a relative hop bitterness with some good sweet flavours. Overall, a good IPA - definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 06-June-2008.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 28


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50