ColovianTrader (312) - - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clean grains, dry hop bitterness, oranges and citrus peel. Good carbonation and crisp finish.
czar (4604) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. pours cloudy if not murky golden-greyish with a ncie creamy and reviving off-white head, very nice lacing. orange peel, apricot nectar, pale malted doughy sweetness, buttery caramel - caramel appel pie, herbal tea - earl grey, pine and citrus, light carbonation, light to medium body - oily and a bit sticky, assertive grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. unbalanced, but tasty enough.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
"i don’t know what "assertively balanced" means, but this ipa needs a touch more hops to fot the bill. the aroma is almost all malt, the flavor/finish a touch bitter at the end. maybe a balanced pale ale, but not enough for an IPA."
superspak (2768) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can into pint glass, best before 12/6/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around god complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
bartlebier (1873) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can (retrieved from 08/2013 Midwest jpg backlog, bought in Traverse City/MI). Tasted like an industrial UK IPA, heavy on rougher caramel-tinged orange marmelade, invaded by a more unsubtle registry of conifer resins. Bit of abv, else clean but no fireworks.
TheBear11D (272) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Rochester Mills IPA pours a dark orange with a thick beige head that lasts a good while. The aroma is pine and caramel. The flavor is pine, floral, toast and caramel. Overall this is a pretty good beer.
Hollabus (8) - - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Second time having my first time IPA and I'm sold. Great amber color, decent aroma (wife thinks it stinks lol ), and loving the taste.
hayduke (3416) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was courtesy of a trade from Strykzone .Thanks Dave. Poured a dark amber color with a beige head. Lots of lacing. Nose is caramel malts and citrus hops. The body is medium plus and the mouth feel is resinous. Flavor is quite biter with lots citrus and some fruit as well. Long bitter finish. Very good.
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance is a nice light golden yellow to orange color with a decent one to two fingers worth of foamy white head that ended up dieing at a decent pace. Carbonation is seen rising in the body.
The smell had bitter piney yet also some citrus hops enabling a decent malt bill to eventually come out to combine pretty nicely.
The taste was bitter and sweet that tried to be at the same time but ended up missing each other here and there.
On the palate, it sat fairly light and had a decent sessionable quality to it. The carbonation is there for an AIPA as there’s enough pummeling harshness running about it.
Overall, I say this was a good AIPA that I could have again.
thome50 (1064) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Mike. Aroma is metallic and malty. Taste is more metal, sweet malts no hop presence. Scroll past.