salvaticas (128) - - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Underrated IPA. Strong hoppy aroma and good flavor. Bit of a strange finish, but would definitely have again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BMMillsy (683) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very hazy golden orange with creamy head. Aroma of strong hops and pine cones. Flavor follows with the most bitter I have experienced. Wow what a palate wrecker. Finishes rough, and gets a high rating since I was looking for a new level of crushing bitterness. Pretty good beer.
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umich03jm (910) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color. Big citrus and piney hop nose but also some malt too. Taste is slightly sweet then quickly turns bitter. Lots and citrus and malt throughout. A little fruit too. Very nice IPA.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
En route to Ann Arbor I stopped here on a cold snowy evening for some beers and a meal. Based on everything I tried this is a great local option. One of the samples I tried with this solid IPA with plenty of depth and a fresh bite.
Aroma / Appearance - Cloudy orange with a red hue and amber head the nose is rich with hoppy bite. Grass clippings, orange peels, and resin eat at the senses. Fresh and bright it is a little like a fruit cup spiked with bitterness.
Flavor / Palate - Pineapple, citrus, and a resiny bitterness shock the palate into paying attention to a nicely balanced beer. Maltiness pops up from time to time. While this is not exactly sessionable it doesn’t erode the palate so badly that you couldn’t have two or three. It will however sneak up on you after a while.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ashley’s Westland. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine and caramel malts. Flavor of bitter hops, citrus, pine, and caramel malts. Good amount of bitter citrusy hops. Think this one was pretty fresh. Nicely done IPA
strongpieman (1156) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Solid ipa with nice citrus hop flavor without being too overpowering. Good choice witH a meal or anytime.
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Pours a cloudy gold color with small frothy white head. Aroma of citrus and grassy hops. Taste was lightly sweet and bitter. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. A nice little IPA.
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was my favorite with a really big hop impact, cloudy and just full of flavors with nothing spared.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at OG. Cloudy amber pour with a thin off-white head. Grassy and piney hops with a bit of malt. Grassy hop flavor without much else. Don’t get me wrong, I like it, but could use some more finesse.
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Blue Tractor. Poured cloudy copper color with an average white frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium eargthy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where just met.