spbays (11) - alpena, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vicious is the word. The balance between the wheat and hops really play on each other producing a cynergistic effect like no other. It may tear at my pallet and shread my taste buds but that is what i wanted and that is what I got.
crossovert (9741) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I thought this one was a failure. Super spicy, bitter but not extremely so, very herbal. It is a bit harsh.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours burnt orange with off white head that diminishes to cap. Plenty of bubbly action from bottom glass. Aroma slight pine citrus. High medium body. Taste sweet orange with average bitterness end. Intriguing approach to ipa and very enjoyable.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into my newly acquired SA Perfect Pint.
4.0 A: Hazed medium orange color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy/frothy white head that retains well and leave a good bit of lacing.
4.0 S: Lots of earthy hops with grapefruit citrus, some floral, and some spice. Sugary with hints of bubblegum. The wheat and the yeast come through well.
3.5 T: Very earthy with the wheat and yeast coming through. The bubblegum is still detectable, but the sugariness is gone. Just a touch of citrus from the hops; this is mainly just earthy. Sweet upfront with a dry finish.
3.0 M: Medium to slightly heavier body. Carbonation level is fine, but itís a "dead" carbonation causing the beer to sit heavy on the tongue. Could be creamier for how thick the body is.
3.5 D: Decent beer, but not as hoppy as a typical IPA. This holds a place in my heart nonetheless because it looks, smells, and tastes quite similar to one of my early homebrews.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-10-2011 02:35:20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Detroit. Cloudy, brownish orange appearance with a light brown head. Grapefruit citrusy, somewhat yeasty, wheat malty aroma. Tangy, flighty piney, grapefruity hoppy, yeasty, tangy citrusy flavor.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky cherrywood with a large frothy dirty brown crown that fades away slowly and leaves some lace. Aroma is up front citrus and wheat with some pine, caramel and dusty grains underneath. Taste of citrus, grapefruit, woodsy hops, caramel and some wheat. Moderate bitter finish. The wheat is there but it doesnít really add or detract much from the IPA experience.
Ratman197 (11524) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stubby bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of wheat, earthiness and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, earthiness, orange zest and grapefruit with a crisp moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap - Pours orange with an ample head that laces heavily. It has a big grapefruit hop aroma. The flavor is equally big with high hops bitterness and big citrus flavor, especially grapefruit. Itís medium bodied and very enjoyable. Itís underrated here, IMO. Maybe itís better on tap.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.5oz bottle picked up at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a mostly clear, deeper copper-orange colored body with a finger-width, very frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is pretty fresh with lots of oranges and some lemons with a good amount of florals, some grassy spice, and a light pine with some tropical fruits in there too. A few fruity esters. The malts balance well with some biscuity toffee, a touch of wheat, and a light, chewy caramel sweetness. Flavor is similar. Lots of florals with big orange and a more distinct lemon up front. Some grass and a light spice with some tropical fruits along with a light caramel sweetness and some more biscuity toffees. Melon fruits grow a bit towards the end with maybe a touch of wheat as this finishes with some citrusy sweetness, a few esters, florals, a bit more of a pine spice, and a light caramel and biscuity sweetness. Dry with a light-medium bitterness before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light-medium, smooth body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice beer. Pretty fruity with a nice hop mix and a light, biscuity malt sweetness. Easy drinking and enjoyable.
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - dated 6/11/11 - purchased as single at World Mkt in Grand Rapids. Pours a burnt orange. Medium sized white head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is mild bitterness. High medium body. The wheat seems to give an extra thickness. Good hop bitterness in mouthfeel. Wasnít sure what to expect with this. Very interesting