hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden/amber color with an off white head. Aromas of caramel, buttered popcorn, and rotting fruits. Tastes of grains and caramel. I like the description - introduce non craft beer drinker to craft beer ...
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. amber with enormous five finger head. caramel malt and strange tartness -- kinda like light brett. seems like a bad bottle.
Alextricity (375) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on-tap for $5.25 a pint at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Appearance: Well, just about copper. Finger of head off the tap. Died down pretty quickly, and left some pretty patchy lacing. Not a great looking beer, but unfortunately, still the best part about this beer.
Smell: Eh... this has almost an adjunct-malt sort of smell. It doesnít come off as a particularly crafty smelling beer. Mild roasted caramel aroma, with maybe a trace of spicy hops? Thereís not much to this beer.
Taste/feel: Yeah, just mediocre as a whole. Iím actually surprised by the 79 rating. This drinks like a mass-produced beer. Thereís no real depth of flavor. The best thing going for this is that itís drinkable, but thatís not exactly a compliment. The feel is pretty thin with a slightly high carbonation.
Average... thereís nothing about this beer that stands out to me, and itís really quite forgettable. It IS drinkable, and I encourage people to drink local, but this is one Iíd probably just pass on if I saw it again. My first from Midland, and Iím not impressed. Meh.
chucklemation (160) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this on tap at the Midland Brewing Company. Not much of an aroma or a distinguishing flavor. Nothing about this beer stood out.
BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
this beer had a clear gold-orange-red pour and gave a faint off-white one finger head that receded to a cover and ring, this beer was clear in the glass but there was a small ring of dark sediment on the bottom of the bottle,
it had aromas of malt and caramel, butter like scents with malt and bread sweetness,
there were flavors of malt and caramel with some sweetness but less than what was sensed on the nose,
the finish had no to little bitterness and was not as sweet on the palate as the nose, malt flavor trailed afterwards,
the mouth feel was light and had soft to average carbonation,
this was an ok drink.
milewide (1325) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bland and thin. Little hop influence as expected, but also weak malt sweetness or body. Below average!
timtaylr (16) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had in a bottle. Taste is pretty flat. Not very hoppy and not a lot of malt flavor. Not a terrible beer but not a great beer either.
malkyore (78) - - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber. Slightly skunky floral aroma citrus and hops. Flavor is hoppy. Bitter with a little maltiness that balances out the bitter. Slightly citrus with a slight tinge of caramel and lemon.
polomagnifico (1157) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Aroma has notes of caramel and sweet cereal malts. Medium copper hue with a small off-white head that left little lace. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is watery average. Overall an okay brew but nothing special.