mvp (155) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear gold color. citrus but milky taste. finishes real nice though. thick on the palate
Silphium (3177) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Translucent light coppery body, thin clumping light beige head. Odd nose, fermented pineapple/pineapple juice, citrus, and grassy hops; sweet. Slick, oily, sweet body, mostly pineapple, with a syrupy, bitter finish. After a few sips distracting diacetyl notes pick up in intensity; even butterscotchy. Not great.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a lightly hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Citrus, pine, with some fruitiness.
JBPortland (876) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours clear amber with a finger of head. Nose is toasty roud malt and sweet fruit, some light grassy citrus. Taste is a malt bomb, minimal bitter stale grassy fruit, sticky syrupy mouthfeel, bitter, stale grain, some round mango and orange. Finish is sticky sweet malt, light pine, bitter.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 8/5/2014, consumed 9/29/2014. Transparent golden-orange pour with a very thin off-white head. Aroma is predominantly resinous, piney hops, but with a solid malt presence of caramel and hint of cereal. Flavor is a lovely mix of hoppiness - especially tropical fruits, a bit of citrus, a touch of pine, and a bittersweet finish. This is delicious, and goes down easy for the 10% ABV. However, the lingering tropical fruit/bitter finish somewhat overstays its welcome.
dinkle50 (1008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with a thin head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and hints of grass & citrus. Medium mouth. Long sweet sugary notes. Caramelized sugar with a bitter finish. Grass, citrus and pine. Lace present. Strong alcohol component.
pettigrewm1229 (1) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet start with a malty finish. Reminds me odd Mars by Bell’s. Very balanced IPA.
darb85 (70) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Sweet citrus nose. Thick mouth feel. A bit of sweet at first with malty hops finish. Very smooth and well balanced
bwa5879 (693) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown orange slightly occluded pour with quarter inch white head and moderate lacing. Tropical fruit punchy aroma: papaya, coconut, mellow tangerine, pineapple. Soft carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel, crisp finish. Taste leans bitter: resinous piney hop flavor mixed with biscuity malt, boozy but tropical-forward finish. Really nice subtle DIPA.
ColovianTrader (307) - - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma. Very sweet taste. Perhaps too sweet. Flavors of tropical fruit juice, sweet caramel, sugar, grapefruit and cereal grains. Hints of honey and pine. Good hop presence but the sweetness subdues it too much.