BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2008 MiBGF: Reddish amber with an okay head. The aroma has notes of catty and resiny hops, pepper, caramel, bready and roasty malts and a bit mineral. The taste starts with a bitter astringent note with a malty backbone, Slightly spicy finish. Strange mouth feel chalky yet sharp. Okay beer, needs crisper hop profile.
bigtaster (477) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2009 Piny aroma. Nice medium body with variety of hop flavors, pine, citrus, floral. Hides the alcohol very well. Great craft brew.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sampled 7-5-08) On tap at the brewery- transparent light orange/yellow color, thin white head. Aroma of hops and pine. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is detectable, some sweetness at the start with hops in the middle and finish. Decent sipper.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Good name for a beer, not so good execution. Pours light orange with a thin white head. I found this to be light on the hops aspect one would find in an IPA, English style or otherwise. Fairly bland and average at best.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
MBG 06. Aroma not great - very grainy. Orange, with very creamy orange/white head. Better taste - all malt and then the hops. Very balanced. Nice beer, but more of an APA with restrained hops - too bad about that aroma though.
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught sample at MBG 2006 Summer Festival. Golden-amber. Big herbal aroma with a bit of sweetness in the background. Soft body. Tart, citrus hops in the flavour. A simple IPA - tasty enough, but not overly memorable.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Michigan Brewers Festival. Orange amber body with a small creamy beige head. (3+) Mild sweet orange and muted resin in the aroma. Flavour have muted not quite dilute resin and hops. Average palate. Pleasant but unexceptional.
IAMCNDN (2) - USA - JUL 19, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Again, not a beer perfectionist like others in here, but I really like what this IPA offers. Not too hoppy but has enough kick to let you know its an IPA. Great colour, who cares how much head it has. And you gotta love the logo.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear gold body with no head and no aroma, just empty space, serious lack of hop bite and any sort of bitters, or flavor for that matter, watery palate and mouthfeel, really not much goin on here, especially considering this seems to be the esteemed beer here, i still do have mad respect for this place though, as schmohz truly is a working manís micro brew pub, not a beer geekís brew pub