adnielsen (9902) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of bnielsen13. Thanks again Brad! Clear, reddish copper appearance with a light brown head. Piney, rich herbal hoppy, somewhat toasty malty aroma. Toasty light caramel/pale malty, dull herbal hoppy flavor with some light grapefruit. Not sure if this would be better fresher but this is pretty bland.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Simple beer. Not bad for a session beer. The look is dark or amber. The smell is minimal if any the taste is malty with little hop.
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-11-13. Mild flavour, sweet caramel focused malt with green leafy hops over a nice malty base. 6+ Green leafy hops aroma, muted malt. 6+ Average bodied palate. Decent, but needs a bit more going on to take it up a notch. Bottle from Cloverleaf, Royal Oak
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at brewpub. aroma is sticky resin above pine, grassy, lime, light near woodiness. appearance is polished varnished brown. low head but moderate carb. flavor is lightly sour, lighty woody. juicy pnie, stickiness in check relative to nose. mouthfeel is full ,long, lightly sticky.
DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pint at Bavarian Lodge. Darker copper than your average IPA. Nice stiff topper of foam. Smell is what you want in an IPA, too. The description doesn’t mention the varietals of these Michigan hops, so I’m free associating citrus with a hint of mint and earth. More beerlike than the sweetness I had the two ratings previous, what definite hop profile and tingly bubbles. Not that the word "mint" is in my head, I keep associating it with the taste, almost like liking an envelope. Well, you’re either a hophead who demands pine tar and catpiss, or an adventurer who digs any iteration of the lupulin gland. If it’s in a beer, I’ll drink it!
drpimento (2402) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served with a nice, foamy, frothy tan head that slowly settles down and plenty of lace. Color is a crystal clear honey amber with a few slow, large bubble traiis. Aroma is hop, malt, little caramel & fruit. Flavor is simiilar to nose with hop on top, then fairly dry malt, some carbonic tang, and bit of fruit. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor with nothing off and of average length. A little light in the hops for an IPA; more like a PA. Drinkable all the same.
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkish copper body with a small, sticky, white head. The nose is mostly floral hops with some bold, grainy malt. The flavor is somewhat subdued, with the peppery, floral hops, and caramel malts. Pretty clean tasting but not at all watery. Pretty mild but good.
Frank (3260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a decent milder IPA with a great nose but a bit lacking in flavor and bite. It is citric in character and pours a nice orange color with a minimal head. Light but slightly creamy texture keeps it drinkable, which is nice, but a bit more bitterness in the finish would make it moe satisfying as an IPA.
tmongoose (1556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. pours out amber/tan color with off white/cocoa head. some lacing but i have seen better. the aroma is a bit off you can smell the hops but its not overpowering at all...quite the opposite more subtle. for me the hop flavor just seems to be lacking in some quality, not able to pinpoint why. no real floral or citrus flavors just kind of bland hops..
86Moose (62) - - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong hoppy aroma, not overpowering though. Appearance was clear orange with frothy white head. Very good taste, medium bitter. Palate medium body, average carbonation. Enjoyed a very good beer. Not as hoppy as I expected though. Hoptober and Hophead much stronger hops.