superspak (1902) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/15/2013. Pours moderately cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, peach, lemon zest, floral, light pine, caramel, biscuit, and light nuttiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pine, lemon zest, floral, caramel, biscuit, light nuttiness, and floral earthiness. Moderate pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, floral, caramel, biscuit, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice complexity of hop and malt flavor; with a great hop/malt flavor balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. Nice hop/malt balance and complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
maxwelldeux (2703) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Nose is almost nonexistent. Taste is very light and pale - slightly bitter, but thatís more of an afterthought. Drinkable, but nothing remarkable.
salvaticas (267) - - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Great hoppy aroma, a beerís beer. Pours a slightly cloudy amber/orange. Bitter finish. Pretty good.
DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Clear amber - orange color. Mildly hazy with lots of fine particles suspended in the glass. Thin off-white head. Good lace. Medium body. Good smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Mostly dry overall. Satisfying amount of citrus, floral hops. Light caramel malts, bit toasty. Bitter, sweet taste. Satisfyingly drinkable and hoppy pale ale.
umich03jm (1309) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light golden orange color with a big foamy white that fades slowly, leaves great lacing. Aroma is very grassy and floral with hints of citrus fruit. Taste is fresh grassy and floral hops also but the fruitiness is more present than in the aroma. Very light sweetness, moderate bitterness. Pale, biscuity malt in the finish to go with the floral hops. Iíd drink this again, nice solid pale ale.
milewide (1322) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine brew with clear amber color and floral hop aroma. Finishes with medium bitterness. I wonder why this is higher ABV than their IPA, Mad Hatter!?!
queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a large off-white head, nice lacing. Biscuit, caramel malt, and grassy hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
574deadzone (759) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
All-Michigan Cascade hops. Pours a slightly hazy darker golden to orange with a fairly sizable off-white to khaki head that settles slowly and leaves little bits of soapy lace all over. Nose is a curious blend of perfumey floral notes, almost some lilac or pollen, some pronounced dusty hay, biscuit dough notes, a touch of citrus pith, some spice. A light honey sweetness is overshadowed by a pronounced bitterness and almost a touch of salt. Medium bodied, creamy, softer carb, with a long strange bitter finish. Somehow this works in spite of itself. Itís not especially refreshing or citrus/pine bright, and there isnít a whole lot of sweetness, but as just kind of a dusty hearty brew itís pretty decent. Definitely worth a try, but for me itís probably not one Iíll revisit in lieu of such great other choices for hop-themed beers.
Onslow (1018) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bott.e Clear amber brew with smallish off white head. Aroma is nutty, spicy, with floral / grassy hops. Taste is light sweet malts at the start with a spicey, grassy and slightly bitter finish. A little earth brings it all home. A really fine APA.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber with small head. malty base with light hops. easy to drink, but iíd like a tad more hops. seems kinda small flavor-wise, but not bad.