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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/3/2013. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with nice complexity of hop notes with a solid malt balance; with very good strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, pine, grapefruit, floral, grass, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness. Moderate floral pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, citrus, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of hop flavors with a solid malt balance; with plenty of flavor for 4.5% and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic session IPA! All around great flavor balance and robustness at 4.5%; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. An incredibly delicious offering that may become a regular buy for me.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2391) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sample at Odd Side. This beer was really pale and clear with quite a bit of white foam on the sample. Aromas were lovely Simcoe... Resin and pine... Flavor was very robust and clean for a small beer. Nice! Canít wait to see this in bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (248) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy pine with just a hint of fruit. It pours a transparent gold with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. Thereís some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet citrus and a touch of lemon. The finish has moderate pine and a light herbal quality. Itís light-medium bodied with somewhat soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3116) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
One of my favorite styles right now. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich hazy orange with a small ring around the lip of the glass. Aroma of dank, pine, and tropical fruit hops. Flavor is strong, sharp, delicious bitter hop notes. Pine, mango, tangerine and orange peel. Delicious. Light bodied, nice effervescent carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. This is a perfectly executed session IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (576) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
My second Odd Side brew. A pretty decent beer. You can for sure have a few of these in a row. Wouldnít mind getting more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle in trade. I am really trying to figure out what people DONT like about this beer! Pours cloudy yellow amber with a lot of floates and a medium off-white head that leaves some lacing. OK, not a great start. Aroma is classic simcoe - nice grapefruit and pine aromas bursting from the glass. Flavor follows, perhaps a bit watered down given that this is a session beer, but otherwise nice. Body is light, not surprising. I could drink a few of these on a hot afternoon and be quite happy about it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1395) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottled on 5/12/13 and drank on 5/21/13. Fresh! Pine and herbal aroma and taste. Very bitter finish! Label says it is a "session IPA" ---but no mention of ABV on either bottle or website.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1586) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden orange color with a small fizzy head that quickly fades. Aromas are pine, lemons, light honey and a light musty herbal funk. Taste is very piney, citrusy and herbal. Very little malt taste but itís a session IPA. Light sweetness, light bitterness. The hops are fresh and very nice. Thin body, fairly dry finish. Overall, very solid session IPA. Fresh hops and goes down easy. A small step below Founders All Day.


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