RespertFTW (515) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at HopCat EL. Light golden yellow with a little haze. Smells hoppy. Some fruit flavor. Light bodied.
Mittenator (1204) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Perrin. Light GS with a white head. Stinky hops. Nice, light and fruity.
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at HopCat in East Lansing. Mostly clear golden color. Little hwite head. Couple loose bits of lace. Moderate bitter taste, kind of zesty light sweet. Good big citrusy hop character. Light spicy hop. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good, assertive IPA.
icecold0027 (4) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth with a hoppy finish. Higher ABV with a great aroma. Great finish and aroma.
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"One of the most aromatic beers we have brewed to date."
An exceptionally hoppy APA, with an aroma that is more similar to Hopslam than anyone would expect in this style. The flavor has some similarity too, with its solid hop component accompanied by less bitterness than might be expected. A bit too much pine/spruce like for my tastes, and the flavor lacks the fruitiness of the aroma.
IBU = 50 but seems a little higher.
M: light and airy for style: perhaps this beer’s strong point.
O: Easily recommended for hop heads.
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at MBGSF 2013. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop and earthy aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Solid brew.
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a hazy dark gold with an eggshell head. Big pine and grapefruit on the nose along with plenty of hearty yeast. Somewhat sweet, more bitter. Fuller side of medium bodied, creamy, oily, with a dry, spicy hoppy finish. Good stuff.
BrownALEx (262) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of a growler. Pours a nice copper orange. Awesome citrus aroma, grapefruit very pronounced. Taste is also citrus, delicious. Great interpretation of an American Pale Ale. Must try.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours orange with medium head. Peppery hop aroma. Taste is a little tropical with a unique bitter finish