bwa5879 (817) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from mix and match pack, Kalamazoo Michigan's drake party center. Golden yellow pour with half inch of bright white head. Lots of bubbles rising from the glass bottom, dense lacing covered the glass as the beer went down. Strong sweet floral hop aroma that's very skunky, honey scent too. Very very light, fluffy mouthfeel, a little watery. Pretty light taste too. Sweet Grapefruit-y and floral hop flavor, bitter malt that has a grapey flavor mixed with some burton saltiness. Overall more bitter than sweet. Light easy drinking session IPA. The skunky, grapiness is very unique.
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bigtaster (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfortunately from a bottle. Lighter beer, nose had citrus and floral. Body is light with a lot of carbonation, light hops slight bitterness in the finish, mostly fruity hops, not much malt.
bpar73 (704) - 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.
edwardbass (652) - 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.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden orange in color with a bright white head. Earthy hop scent. Taste is earthy, grassy and highly bitter. Great session ale.
jbrana (590) - 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.
Brentv (501) - 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.
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.