brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bright fresh citrus hop aroma for a few seconds,dissipates fast to a balanced orangy tangy malty aroma flavor is at first a bitter creamsicle, this fades into a hop bitter grainey flavor,nice enough not good enough for a 4pack premium price
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this from bottle- not an impressive looking beer, but looks can be decieving. If Michigan grown hops are the story, it had a bad ending. Had this after a two hearted and in comparison there was no contest!~ It was not terrible, but I was not impressed.
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish copper, rocky beige head. Very earthy, piney aroma. Pine and spruce dominates the flavor, as well. Some graham cracker and caramel in the background. Oddly watery mouthfeel, though.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper and clear amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, and lighter caramel. Tastes of citrus, caramel, toasty, and earthy.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured copper color from 12oz. Bottle. Had medium off white sudsy head. Aroma - earthy somewhat light citrus scent and not much else. Flavor - earthy malt taste along with fairly nice citrus hop bite. Palate - medium bodied . Finish is mild with little aftertaste. I expected more hop flavor from this but it is wet hopped ale.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in Bells snifter: Pours a nice looking amber hue with a small but lasting rocky and frothy off-white head, good lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and resiny hops, some citric esters, bubblegum, caramel and bready malts, a bit of chlorophenols and soap. The taste is well balanced with a moderate to light handed bitterness to work in conjunction with sweet and pale malts. The hop character and hop spice tone does kick in a bit more toward the medicinal finish. A slightly yeasty and juicy fruit bubblegum quality to it. The mouth feel is sprite and easy to drink, a tad chalky and metallic. Overall a good brew but more akin to an APA then an IPA IMO, perhaps even a hoppy amber ale. I think the ratings here are a bit rough and critical, style be damned I like this beer.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma- roasted caramel malt, spicy hop, grass, sugars. pours dark amber with thick resilient head. taste is brown sugar, bread, roasted malt, pine, hints of coffee and chocolate in finish, lingering bitterness. palate is thin, lightly carbonated, light-medium body.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma of some vegetal hops, touch of caramel. Taste is weird vegetal, almost too much so on the hop front, leading to an average malt bill, finishing a bit bitter but not enough. Weak IPA, but also weird tasting.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Salty peanut nose with a bit of caramel malts. The taste is rather metallic with caramel, copper and a bit vegetal. Bleh.
LinusStick (3135) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very weird IPA. Not very good. Aroma was very weak. Caramel and maple syrup. Pour was a nice dark red with an off white ring for a head. Taste was not very good at all. Burnt caramel with a copper backbone. Very little hops to speak of. The aftertaste is a little bitter and dry, but the strong burnt caramel flavor doesn’t let up enough to let the hops shine. Decent carbonation. Blah