malkyore (108) - - 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.
RespertFTW (460) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Deep caramel with a large white head. Malty fruit aroma. Taste is a little bitter.
-- rated with beerbasher
Mittenator (1050) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. CarMel with a beige head Earthy peach and tropical fruit aromas. Sweet.
zgaier (1158) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Petoskey Brewing. Pours a dark orange with an off white head and sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is of caramel, fruits, and hops with a bitter, off fruity finish. Didnít come together too well for me
jjgmd (1193) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Petoskey Brewing, Petoskey, Michigan, pours a deep amber orange with a small head. Nose is subtle, mild hops and not full of much flavor. Finish is slightly hoppy, average at best. Quaff Score 6 / 10
DrouisBrew (11) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The appearance is a nice dark copper color and the aroma is a very nice hoppy and very much upfront. the taste is relly good for a traditional IPA, a very good mouth feel the carmel notes help tone down the little bit of bitternes there is. this is a great everyday drinker
strongpieman (1366) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Copper color, clear, light head. Assertive hops balanced with plenty of malt. Medium body. All around solid IPA.
wmubronco1992 (581) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beer & Brat festival at Crystal Mt. Pours amber. Frothy, off white head. Strong pine aroma. Flavor of caramel and bitter. Dry finish. Good IPA. I didnít get the same intense bitter that some of the others raters got, but no complaints. Would certainly try again.
Tmoney99 (9981) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Krej (63) - USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at the brewery. Came with a copper like see through color. Small head that went away quickly. Aroma is sweet and a little hoppy but thatís about it. Taste starts out extremely bitter then has a caramely finish.