malkyore (332) - - FEB 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
74 ibus is a pretty low estimate of this behemoth. The most bitter ipa I have yet to taste. Small head with a little staying power and minimal lacing. Nose is hoppy, sweet with subdued malty pine smell. Quite good in my opinion. Taste is bitter bitter ipa goodness. Like bells hopslam times 3. Fruity under notes and almost no malt flavor to speak of. This is a great American ipa and should be sold all over... Because I would buy it.
superspak (3988) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bready, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
rumproasts (4503) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. golden with one finger head. medium body. punch hops with moderate bitterness, mix of citrus and pine. solid, by the book ipa.
FlandersNed (385) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. Clear brown tone/nice tan foamstand. Grassy hop nose. Dried citrus and mown field hop taste. Medium+ body and medium- carbonation. Reasonable IPA but was better on tap.
milewide (1901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very bitter, and nice copper color. However, little fruit or herbs from hops. 16 ounce can.
Imaena (2144) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. This is a really nice straight forward ale with lots of nice hop character an malt balance.
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vomit (219) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Open up your mind.....and warn your liver....this is NOT Blatz. My mind’s eye imagines Blatz as the world’s finest pleasure elixir. Don’t question it. Don’t bother. I’ve been to Milwaukee, so I ought to know. Hie yourself down to the local liquor store & GET IT NOW (Blatz, not this stuff). Your sphincter will thank me in the morning. Or not.
drfabulous (5575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can thanks to Mike. Darkish IPA. Malty with caramel notes throughout. Ok overall.
Cousin_Larry (767) - - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at restaurant in St. Ignace Michigan. Aroma is muted pine. Pour is picture-perfect. Flavor is watery with Hoppy bitter finish. Meh.
574deadzone (1321) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep copper red with a thicker khaki head that settles to a thick ring and leaves some touches of lacing. Nose involves caramel and toffee, subdued pine and fruit, with some savory spice. Pretty sweet and quite bitter. Medium bodied, active, oily, with a tingly hoppy finish. A decent amber, not a great IPA.
SpongeRuiner (1051) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap while in Mackinac Island. It pours a dark red amber color with a fluffy foamed white head. Not much aroma. A slight floral scent. Taste is mostly a heavy caramel based hop flavor. Creamy feel and a dry finish. Leaves a hop tingle on the tongue. A heavy wall of lacing is left in the glass. Not a whole ton of flavor. Still has a good drinkable factor with its fresh overall feel. Not my particular favorite style of IPA with the heavy caramel notes but still not bad.