rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with minimal head. Didnít catch the spice much at first, but it definitely hits you by the end. Papaya is light. Medium hops
paintedmaple (314) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure how this is in with the IPAís as it not, it is however a very interesting blend of fruit and pepper that works really well. The marriage of fruit and vegetable lends a complex flavor profile and this goes down the hatch with ease. I would have liked some more heat from the habeneros, but thatís just the chilihead in me talkin.í
chucklemation (275) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a clear light brown color with a small white head. Aroma is a pleasant sweet fruit. Taste weighs heavily towards the spicy heat of the habanero. Thereís a touch of sweet fruit, but I canít help but feel a stronger fruit taste may have made for a more interesting contrast to the heat. I enjoy this, though Iím also a fan of spicy beer.
jbrana (334) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit weird. The habanera is rather strong as well as the papaya. Has flavors of banana, maple syrup, and and lemon zest.
Adamrandels (15) - - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a fluffy white head. Smells of tropical fruit. Fizzy mouthfeel that finishes with strong spice flavor.
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Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate fruit with papaya, peach, butterscotch, faint mango, and a touch of pepper. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a touch of haze. It has a small off-white head that quickly fades to a soapy film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with papaya, peach, and mango. There is some light butterscotch in the middle. The finish has light-moderate citrus, grapefruit, and some pepper heat. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, the butterscotch flavor is really out of place. Lose that and it would be a pretty good spicy IPA.
bigtaster (514) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden color, white head. Fruit, pepper. Sweet with hint heat, very easy to drink. Well balanced, very good.
superspak (2121) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big papaya, peach, mango, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, honey, bread, floral, grass, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruit, hop, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of papaya, mango, peach, lemon zest, honey, bread, floral, pepper, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pepper heat/spice on the finish; with lingering notes of papaya, mango, peach, lemon zest, honey, bread, pepper, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of papaya, pepper, hop, and malt flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. A little lacking in flavor robustness. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced pale ale. Good balance and complexity of papaya, pepper, hop, and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Mittenator (1043) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light gold with a beige head. Strong papaya aroma. Smooth with a touch of heat at the end.
b3shine (4208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a transparent orange with white lacing. Smells hoppy, fruity, and mildly spicy with a pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.