hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 6-12-2013 @ 800 Degree Three Fires (Fort Wayne, IN). This draft beer pours a small ivory head that has good retention, transparent body, one ring of lacing, minimal carbonation that is fast rising, and a golden hue. The Aromas are malt, citrus hops, sweet, fruity, coriander, and spicy. The Taste is bitter, malty, coriander, and citrus hops. The Palate is tingly and this is a medium bodied IPA. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, very hoppy tasting so this is what I term a "hophead" beer for those that enjoy drinking hoppy tasting beers.
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Orange, melon, earthy malt and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet orange malt and mildly bitter orange peel flavor. Nice, easy drinking beer.
jgb9348 (5607) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy copper and amber coloured body with a nice bronze glow and a thin one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright hops, fairly light though, with some malt, caramel, toffee and a hint of metal. Light-bodied; Nice flavourful hops with a good herbal and dry, airy kick and some very light malt notes throughout with hints of caramel and sweetness at the end. Aftertaste fairly simplistic with a bit of the dry herbal hops showing through, and some good malt notes, while light, add a good balance. Overall, a fairly good light IPA with a nice flavour profile which makes for an easy drinking in the summertime! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$4.31 sampled at home in Washington after just flying back from Detroit a few hours ago, on 04-August-2013.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Sweet orange and caramel malt aroma. Clear brassy gold wtih a small off-white head. Buttery caramel and orange hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clean tawny amber with a finger or two of off white head. Serious particle haze develops quickly. Nose shows caramel malts and muddled hops. Flavor is meh. Grassy and a touch papery on hops in the flavor. Light sweetness with a papery/citrusy pithy hop bitterness. Mess of a beer.
Patrickctenchi (5946) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed copper with a frothy tan head.
Pine, orange-peel aroma.
Taste is malty, initially sweet, then a steady herbal/grassy bitter...
Very mild....plain, but pleasant.
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours red with solid head. Very malty aroma. Taste is sweet bread and slight bitter hop. Definetly not an IPA
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild citrus aroma... similar taste... maybe a little light, but one you could have a few of!
Gachupines (1247) - USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is light citrus hops. Flavor is bright hops with a tiny but of malt and a slight nutty finish. Very clean, but could be a little sharper. Itís a pleasant sessionable IPA, but not overly memorable.
Freaky_tiki (1031) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep orange with a one finger bubbly cap that burns into a slow fade. Cant tell if the label on the bottle is whimsical or cheese. First scents are fresh citrus. This is a malty IPA. Very enjoyable. Yet another interesting brew from another Michigan microbrewery purchased during deep blues & rockabilly road trip. Curious now about other new holland offerings.