rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Described as the second runnings of their IPA ... so more or less a "light" imperial pale ale, in the non-FDA sense of the term.
Bright orange in color, the Jack has a huge, flowery and hoppy nose, but without the huge hoppy bite. Itís body is a little thinner than their regular High Seas IPA offering and the finish is long and dry. This would compare to some macro-IPA offerings out there and certainly isnít bad. It suffers a little bit from a lack of balance due to the lighter malt body, but is definitely quaffable, without being too big.
This oneís a solid IPA, although many hopheads may enjoy it even more than that.
Serving type: on-tap
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes on 1/15/11 at the pub in Webberville. Aroma was difficult to determine, just like most Michigan Brewing Company beers. What i could distinguish was an earthy yeast smell. Taste was a rich malt with nice hop bitterness. Dark brown color, very little to no head on the pour. Chewy, full palate.