SpongeRuiner (697) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very fresh hop aroma. A bitterness that hits upfront. Hop flavors really stay around for a while. Slight caramel feel in the back that somewhat takes away from the drinkability. Overall good stuff.
czar (4291) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy but bright golden with a small white head, some retention and lacing. spicy and sweet mangoes - pumpkiney, piney and coniferous, minty and peppery, caramel doughyness - not overdone, danky melons, grass, warming booze, minerals. moderately low carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, balanced leafy herbal-grassy-spicy-piney finish. nicely crafted.
chucklemation (454) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is fruit and hops. Flavor is sweet fruity hops, perhaps some caramel or vanilla. It’s an interesting flavor for an IPA, but it works well. There is also a bit of bitterness to the finish. Very good.
hopscotch (9102) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours clear and orange with a small, creamy, white head and several fat bubbles. The aroma is juicy and fruity, offering pluots and oranges with traces of resin and vanilla. The orange and vanilla nuances play well together and become reminiscent of a Creamsicle. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is a hop-driven, heavily bitter medley of citrus and stone fruits – pluots and oranges come to mind. Raspy, bitter, dry finish. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy apple cider color. Medium sized off white head. Big Pine aroma. Lots of classic hop bitterness with just enough sweet picked up on the back end. Good lingering bitter in the finish. Good lace. Good solid IPA that I would drink again.
ChiGuy68 (407) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured a hazy shade of amber with a frothy off white head that left rings of streaky lacing. Malt over hop on the nose but this brew ain’t hop shy on the tongue. This is one easy drinking 8.0 IPA.
radarsock (897) - Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"An inclusive immoral ale with an impulsive ignorant hop bite"...what? I deduct points for nonsensical commercial descriptions. I’m not sorry. 12 oz. bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer at my pad. Thanks! To long-stemmed tulip, it pours a dark orange with which a a whitish-ringed head barely a finger in length stood. Aromas of asparagus, salted caramel, pumpkin meat, wet cardboard, and mildew. Tastes the same with the addition of orange peels, cucumber, coconut oil, seawater, and DME. Has a slight minerality by swallow, accompanied by table sugar and American yeast. Moderately chewy. Can’t say I was much of a fan, but I’d try again if the opportunity arose.
WillRunForBeer (639) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, wet cardboard and a touch of citrus. Flavor has the caramel and some grapefruit and mango.
ebone1988 (220) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet sweet hops, then malt and a butterscotchness to it. Appearance is darker amber, white head. Taste is the same as smell, some hop bite but then a weird butterscotch/ caramel flavor to it, which is interesting. Mouthfeel is expected, carbonation is medium, sticky, standard. Overall, it’s solid.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Odd Side on 5/17/14. Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma of malt and grassy hop. Malty and buttery flavor with a grassy hop finish.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours medium clear amber with some off white head that leaves some nice lace on the glass. Nose came off with a strong amount of sweet sticky caramel and oxidized character that comes across as possibly toffee like or butterscotch to the point of seeming like diacetyl. This bottle was pulled from a refrigerated shelf but no date that I could see so I had no clue of its age. Sucks for me.