rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
can. Amber with two finger head. Fairly strong malt body. Hops are bitter, but not particularly flavorful. Thereís an odd metallic flavor here that really turns me off.
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Danís. The pour is a clear amber-ish gold with a nice white head and some good lacing. The aroma is pretty lacking. There is a decent grassy hop dominance, if you can call it that, and some piney and malty undertones. The flavor is mostly something like a sweet bitterness (oxymoron I know). The maltiness adds a a flavor thatís both intriguing and strange. The mouth feel is a little thin, but the flavors cling and linger nicely
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pour is a cloudy light amber with a thin head and aromas of resin and caramel. Flavor is good IPA with nothing too special in terms of hops. It is nicely bitter with a very good resiny quality to the hops presence, but it wonít blow your hair back with the newest and greatest hop that is in short supply and people are freaking out to try. What it will do is deliver a nice punchy hops bitterness that is decently supported by a nice malty balance.
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cloudy yellow color. Has a citrus aroma. A nice blend of medium hops and a little bit of citrus. Finishes dry. Nice IPA.
vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sharp, hoppy nose and taste. Finishes surprising smooth and hides the alcohol well. Worth a try.
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esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a large off-tan head that sticks around. Aroma of grains, citrus and caramel. Taste pretty much the same in a balanced package and a medium bitter finish thatís slightly dry.
njager246 (312) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild hop aroma, hints of caramel and citrus in the taste, maybe a tad thin.. might need to try again... ok.
SpongeRuiner (562) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on a recommendation from HisBoyElroy. Not too bad. I think I had lower expectations going in.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Undated 16oz can bought for $2.19 and poured into a shaker pint.
First, I have to say ... I wonder if other people got an old bottle, or if Rochester Mills changed their recipe a bit with this beer, because Iím lost in how some of these people are describing this beerís nose and taste. ANYWAY...
Appearance: An amber color with a lot of haze. Finger or so of off-white, creamy head that stays around, surprisingly enough. Lacing blows my mind. The label itself is "clean", like any other Rochester Mills can is. Red and yellow with the words "Cornsterstone IPA" printed on. Simple, but attractive.
Smell: Quite sweet ... surprisingly sweet, with a medium hop nose. Really not as hoppy as I was expecting, given the label saying "This beer is for HopHeads".
Taste/feel: Sweet, again -- this may be the first standard IPA that Iíve had that I find being unbalanced... but with more sweetness than bitterness. The front has a crystal malt sort of sweetness, while the finish has piney and citrus hop flavors, with some moderate bitterness. Back of the throat also gets a touch of spice with some caramel malt. No traces of alcohol in the aroma, taste, or feel. To me, this almost drinks like an IIPA, and I donít have a problem with that. Another reason I say that is the mouthfeel. Cornerstone has that "tap" feel; it goes down very smooth, and doesnít have a very high carbonation... that alone makes me slightly think of HopSlam, especially given this brewís honey-like sweetness. Donít get me wrong, this is no HopSlam, but it has a couple similar characteristics.
Iím way above the rDev on this one, but what can I say ... this is a very tasty beer. To the "sip-by-sip" lacing, to the sweet then bitter taste, to the great mouthfeel, to the incredibly reasonable price of $2.19 per 16oz can, this is a beer that I could see myself going back to for a nicely priced, IIPA tasting IPA. I was thinking that this beer would become TOO sticky and cloying after awhile due to the immense amount of honey sort of flavors on the front, but the decent amount of bitterness on the finish balanced it all out very nicely. I wasnít too impressed with the other Rochester Mills offerings that I had previously (Milkshake Stout and Rochester Red), but this one does it for me.
BrownALEx (245) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma, great appearance. Taste is what you what in an ipa. Palate is there, itís not going to blow your socks off but it is an impressive ipa. Overall, wonderful ipa. Must try, Iíd say. Nasty emails are pointless.