badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at RB. golden with light white head. aroma of pine, grapefruit, light sugar, and some nice bitter notes. some floral and soapiness come in the flavor, ending with a touch of diacetyl unfortunately.
callmemickey (1856) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange amber body, moderate white head, spotty lacing. Grapefruit and resin. A bit muted and muddled. Assertive malt presence. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mild bitterness.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Golden with two finger head. Moderately hoppy with a good amount of flavor. Hops could be a bit crisper, but this is a solid IPA.
Onslow (1018) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Date on bottle is June, 2013, so I guess it is well aged. Orange amber brew with tan head. Initial aroma of citrus and grapefruit, but as I drink it all I am getting is a little resin. Taste is weakly sweet at the start, surprisingly little flavor, then a growing resinous hops that reaches its peak at the very end of the swallow. Resin, earth, a little spice. Long lingering bitterness after the swallow.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewery bottle capped 1 August so about two weeks old. Pours a copper-orange color with light sedimentation and a big foamy khaki head. Is there onion in the aroma? Slight sweetness from the hops. Flavor almost seemed to be like a really bitter lager...does that make sense? Lingering bitterness. Okay overall.
pablo951 (372) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it out of a bottle. Pours a clear amber hue, hop pine smell. Bitter hop taste. Thin head no lacing.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, this was a letdown. Aroma is stale ginger ale, mango, and unsweetened iced tea. Pours brown orange with heavy carbonation but not a lot of head. Looks like it is trying to boil itself. Taste is stale bread, papaya, and freeze dried apricots. Very not good.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Citrus, some earth, floral and lighter caramel.
superspak (1902) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy pale orange amber color with a nice 2-3 finger dense and fluffy off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass; with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit, orange rind, tangerine, floral, pine, grass, light caramel, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with a light-moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, tangerine, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, light caramel, honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/pine hop flavors; with a fair amount of malt balance and minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very cirsp and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA! All around nice balance and complexity of citrus/pine hop notes with a fair amount of malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate orange, light grapefruit, pine, fruit, and a touch of caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger yellow-tinged off-white head. Eventually it settles to a thick film that leaves a good amount of soapy webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate orange and caramel. There’s a touch of fruit in the background. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit along with some light pine. It’s medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation. Overall, I prefer IPA’s without caramel flavors, but the grapefruit hoppiness in the finish are strong enough that it comes across as really hoppy Pale Ale...and that’s working for me here.
kaser (1759) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Orange pour with sediment and white thin head. Carmel earth and citrus aroma. Bitter and slight hops. Somewhat malty. Unusual taste but for the low ABV it's not too shabby