rumproasts (2000) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at 2012 michigan winter beer festival. Amber with small head. Mild malt body and nice hoppy bite. Aboverage IPA.
b3shine (4135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint at the brewery (from notes). Looks fine; dark with low carbonation and thin lacing. Smells and tastes sweet and hoppy. Average on the palate. Not a bad local IPA.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Paw Paw brewery. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a nice orange-copper color with a good white head and some sticky lacing as it goes down. The nose carries a good bit of citrus hops with a touch of semi-sweet malt in the background. The flavor hits the right citrus notes with enough malt to be East Coast-style, though it doesn’t go over the top. Body is light-to-medium with good carbonation and a dry finish. Nice local brew for when I visit my parents.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the microbrewery in Paw Paw, Michigan. Pours a clear copper orange colored brew with an average sized off-white head that has some excellent lacing. Aroma of heavy Three C’s hops, mostly Cascadish, a hint of fruit and white pepper. Flavor is medium to full bodied, citrus zest, grapefruit, a hint of caramel malt and white pepper. Finish is citrusy, lingering grapefruit zest aftertaste that slowly disappears. Alcohol is well-hidden in this solid IPA.