Tmoney99 (9651) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy dark golden color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and wheat aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Very good brew.
Lowe1983 (1309) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy, amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is mostly citrus and floral hops right away. Some malt background as well. Flavor starts off well with the citrus and floral hops. Not much of a lingering flavor that disappoints.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy orange with large white head, not overly attractive. mostly citrus to the nose. some bitterness before a weak hop flavor, mostly citrus, before a cloying sweetness from the crystal malt and residual sweetness that makes it seem poorly fermented, overall a far below average ipa, a borderline drain pour
bluejacket74 (1133) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 ounce bottle, bottled on December 21, 2010. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Aroma is mostly citrusy (orange, grapefruit) and piney hops, along with some bready/wheat malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, it taste mostly like citrusy (orange peel, grapefruit) and pine/grassy hops, and some grainy/bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit coating and is well carbonated. Drinkability is good, itís smooth and goes down easy. I think itís a good brew, I liked it. Iíll have to try more of the North Peak brews in the future.
Sammy (7740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent IPA with significant wheat added. An orangey piney IPA taste. Nice orange appearance and creamy foamy head. The wheat adds to the creamy mouthfeel. Hop aromas. Good drinkability, likely the wheat balances potential astringency from the hops.
TomDecapolis (4342) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a huge foamy head. Aroma of perfume and orange zest. Flavor of citrus, wheat and cheerios.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold with a note of orange, with a large lacy head that dissipates quickly. Aromas are bold hops and caramel before sipping; aromas as you drink are weedy American hop flowers, caramel, and a good hint of spice. Finishes on a lingering hoppy bite with hints of flowers. Taste is both sweet and bitter, leaning towards strong bitterness. Powerful and yet refined, this ale well showcases the strength of Michigan brewing.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poured all head. Settled to a deeper golden color. Aromas of citrus, wheaty, musty, and spicy. Thinner tastes of the same. Tom hit it on the head when he said if he had this blind, he would have guessed a Saison.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with a huge fluffy off white head. Caramel, grain, and grapefruit aroma and taste with a crisp yet chew palate and a beautiful sweet fruit bread finish.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours transparent golden with a large foamy white head. aroma is a floral citrus. malty bitter, lightly sweet and slightly salty taste. heavily carbonated and slightly chewy.