mcnealc31 (248) - Elida, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First off, I love the color. A clear and sparkling light ruby. Not much in the way of head, but those hops flavors are there immediately. Grapefruit, pine, then grass and herbs at the end. With enough sweet malt to balance things out. At 55 IBU, there is some kick, but not so much that youíll pucker. And thatís the beauty of the wet hopped IPA.
I think itís very tasty. Iíll need to find more wet hopped IPAs to compare it to, but so far, Iím a fan.
Lowe1983 (1342) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of green hops, citrus, and some caramel malts. Flavor is maltier then I expected. Pretty strong of the caramel malts and a hint of the green hops. I was hoping for something better.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Canalís in Lawrenceville, NJ. Mildly hazy amber with a thin khaki head. Earthy, rustic hop aroma. Some citrus and pine but more toasty, caramel malt in the flavor. A bit thin. Crisp, dry finish.
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper red with a cm of white head. Aroma is dull metallic hops, and taste is unexpectedly munich malty with the same metallic hops in more pleasing, and herbal quantities. $2/12oz
NielsenRatings (8273) - 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 (7348) - 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 (1018) - 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 (2748) - 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 doesnít mention the varietals of these Michigan hops, so Iím 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, youíre either a hophead who demands pine tar and catpiss, or an adventurer who digs any iteration of the lupulin gland. If itís in a beer, Iíll drink it!
drpimento (2102) - 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.