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Michigan Brewing Hop Head Switch Double IPA

Michigan Brewing Hop Head Switch Double IPA
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (539) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Nice surprise on draft at MBC-Lansing, fall 2011. Nice balance of hoppiness; high ABV is smooth on the palate. Good from the first sip through the last.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1558) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Deep amber, cloudy, nice frothy head. Very floral aroma, bitter taste, palate is only okay, alittle thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2010
draft. Snifter. Nice hop aroma with citrus and grapefruit. Did not have the same hop bitterness to balance the alcohol. High alcohol burn. Slightly Malty. Pale Orange yellow color, white lacing. Med carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2010
12oz bottle shared by ryan on 8/24/08: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh resiny grapefruity hops and toasty sweet caramel malts. Body starts with good fullness and sweet caramel balanced with a juicy citrus hop flavor throughout before a crisp bittersweet finish. A very nice IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JRod (3) - , Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2009 does not count
Thanks Greta! 2 bottles poured into a trappist glass. Pours a coppery-orange with a slim beige head. Excellent beer with strong citrus resin flavor. Finishes with a hint of alcholol. Outstanding treat that MBC should market for 2010

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 Single 12oz Bottle from MBC master brewery. Pours a thick orange/golden color with little white head. Strong, sugary, thick flavor of hops and citrus. A heavier Imperial IPA. Very good with the chipotle chili I had with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks ryan) Small beige head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some pineapple, light perfume. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some spice, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of ryan. Thanks! Pours a hazy, orange color; off-white head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of earthy, biscuity bitterness in the aroma; lightly astringent. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lively carbonation; lots of earthy, mineral bitterness upfront; candy sugar, sweet maltiness, and a good malty balance overall; solid, lightly rough-edged IIPA. Lengthy finish: earthy bitterness, candy sugar, and lasting hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Clear amber body with a medium beige head. The nose is citrus hops, light caramel and sugars. The flavor is lightly sweet with just a bit of caramel and cotton candy, lots of citrus hops and some flowers. Medium/full body is soft with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 12, 2008
12oz Handbottle dated 6/08. Nice soft, subtle hop glow, a touch spicy and full of burning resins. Ooh. Some very palpable warm Christmas Tree oil. Delicate and glowing. Pours a beautiful clear amber-orange, with a soft froth in manila. Lacy. Flavor is rich and juicy. A decent malt kick joins some really unique fruity flavors for a good flavor profile that holds long. Juicyfruit, candied orange slice, a bit of lavender soap, and some sweetgrass. Flavor is really fruity and juicy. Pale and tropical, followed by a long, long splash of maybe-just-a-bit-too-soapy passionfruit and chamomile. Nice. Alcohols are soft. Malt is there, but not too chewy. There’s a lot of interesting fruit complexity that is surprisingly strong. I’m loving this. Great Double IPA! Thanks Sean!

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