DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, at MBC taproom. Interesting that Michigan Brewing has 3 pale ales on tap (not counting Celis Pale Bock, which is actually another pale ale). This one is indeed different, though. A good and hoppy character with a fruity, almost sticky mouthfeel. However, I also caught something of a metallic tang in it, but otherwise a solid IPA with a bit of flair.
ross (2046) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange colored, white head; typical IPA look. Grassy, fruity, citrus; fading somewhat, seems to be a little older bottle. Not the best IPA, drinkable, but there are many better options. Since it says formerly brewed it may not even be available anymore. Had this in ~2010.
Brentv (206) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Detroit airport Online Cafe. Golden pour, white head. Insane amounts of lacing on the glass. Citrus aroma, nicely hopped, moderate malty sweetness balanced toward bitter but not too far.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ now defunct brewpub on 16 Nov 2011. easily MBC’s best offering. pretty solid IPA with good blend of hops. I actually miss this one.
tmongoose (1037) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from orphan corner, pours a hazy dark orange with off white head. Decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrus mostly. The flavor comes across as citrus in nature. Pretty good IPA not overly bitter with hops. Has nice flavor.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden and copper with a small white head. Nose smells like overripe oranges and other citrus fruits, not much pine or other bitter smells though. Taste is rather bitter though, a little bit of sweet, but the flavor seems to be the best this thing has going for it. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, thin body and a long finish.
Strangebrewer (785) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured cloudy orange with sediment, average off-white head. Nice hop aroma, citrusy and grassy. Thick creamy mouthfeel, smooth carbonation. Malt flavour with expected grapefruit and piney hop notes. Tart sticky finish.
rondphoto (1456) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma wafts between caramel and pine hops. Pours a hazy orange amber with a head cover of globules and big sheets of lace. The taste is as advertised - lots of hops taking over a nice roasted caramel malt. The hops, though not particularly strong, linger long after the finish. Goes well with spicy food (especially Taco Bell). Too bad about the 7% abv; otherfwise it is a candidate for session drinking. Recommended.
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from variety pack. Not much scent... You can smell some hops. Pours golden brown (Lovibond 10) and mostly opaque. Small head, mostly lace. Lots of particles floating around! wonderful grapefruit tang but not so much bitterness as their mackinac pale ale which was slightly better in my opinion.
ICEatALAMO (851) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is good, hops come through, but is not overpowering. Taste is mild for an ipa these days, but that is what I like about it. Finishes smooth.
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Frank (2309) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
T rahis beer is making a couple hour layover in DTW much more pleasant. The seven percent alcohol is a nice bonus but getting an actual good local beer in an airport is truly refreshing. Slightly cloudy orange with a thin white head and patchy lace. Nose is mild but with a nice fresh and fruity hop character. Flavor though is rich and hoppy, on the sweet side but nicely bitter in the finish. There is a slight iced tea like astringency and a bit of fruity yeast character as well. Texture is a bit on the heavy side but this offers up enough flavor to take your time on it.