edwardbass (621) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is lost on me as usual thanks to my crappy sinuses. Dark yellow color. I think I understand Simcoe hops now - piney, grassy, a little bit of citrus. Not a lot of malt is obvious in this beer. Iím guessing that if you enjoy Simcoe hops, you would enjoy this beer a lot.
bpar73 (617) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle . Golden yellow pour with a medium white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit and malt. Taste of pine, resin, citrus, and hops with a nice bitterness in the finish. Refreshing.
jbrana (551) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my favorite. Has a really basic pale malt base with a faded sharp bitterness. Has some flavors of citrus, pine, and very resinous.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light gold color with medium head. Pine aroma. Mainly hop flavor with some malt. Seemed a little thin and watery at the finish. Solid beer. Could use a little more bite in the finish.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had twice -- once out of the bottle dated 5/3/13 yesterday, and this one (from a separate batch) with an erased date, poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Not the best looking label in the world -- itís supposed to look like an acid trip, I think, with a simcoe hop sitting in front of a hippy background. Insanely hazy with very little light getting through. Thereís about a finger of head that goes to one and sticks around a little while. Even after the head is gone, the lacing is unbelievably sexy.
Smell: Unreal ... definitely highlighting the simcoe... fruity and floral as hell.
Taste/feel: At the ABV, itís hard to believe. Thereís a mild bitterness, but thereís a surprisingly nice balance with malt in there. Fruity and floral from the simcoe, with a slightly spicy malt finish that lingers extremely pleasantly. The feel is actually a bit heavier than I was expecting, which is a great thing -- I REALLY have a distaste for watered down feeling beers. The balance is what makes this beer much better than the likes of All Day IPA by Founders, which seems to be an extremely popular beer.
Not only is it a great beer at 4.5%, itís just a great beer. Smells incredible, tastes almost just as good, looks spectacular in the glass... wow. It may be $2.19 per bottle (not sure the six-pack price), but I have to say itís actually worth it. I donít normally like "session ales" (light beers), but this one is great.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried to find what it smells.like, but couldnít catch much. Maybe light pine and honey? Pours an orange/yellow golden color with a white head. Taste is a very light pale ale with some very clean hop taste which is slightly Spicket, pine, and a little sweet. Was hoping for a tad more on the hop profile but would still drink this on a hot day.
DWestrick (463) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap - odd side ale house in grand haven. the 2nd best of the IPAís I tried - fat bottom being the best. nice citrus/hops
Brentv (462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit and citrus, bitter. Mouthfeel is medium thin. Bitter aftertaste.
ChiGuy68 (443) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 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 clear golden with a bubbly to frothy white head and big streaky lacing. Aroma of malt and hops with a bits of pine and grassiness. Plenty of hop taste with a slightly bitter finish. An enjoyable session IPA.
BrownALEx (323) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of dry hops. Pours a clear light brown with a small head. Taste is bitter, very nice though. Palate is medium bodied. Overall a very balanced ipa. Great bitterness meets excellent maltyness.