nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour at Churchkey. Pours a hazy, dark gold with a thin, wispy white head. Nose of zesty hops, grapefruit, pine, limes. Flavor is easy on the malt which allows the amarillo to come through, grapefruit, light lemon, some light cracker and light biscuit. Full bodied, dry, bitter finish.
radagast83 (5376) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Short’s Brewing Monster Tap Takeover at Churchkey. Poured a dark golden color with very little head. Aroma was pine hops, caramel malts. Flavor was incredibly tasty.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at CDA at Fizz. Pours a deep amber with offwhite head. Nose isn’t particularly pleasant. Some piney hops and some old caramel. Quite grainy as well and not super IPA-like. On taste, a lot of husky graininess, lacking in the hop department and a bit too caramelly. Just seems discombobulated. Not a fan.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark amber/goldish color, thin creamy head. Little hazy and cloudy. Aroma is pretty hoppy with slight malts coming through. Flavor is toasty and somewhat dry but still has some good citrus flavors on the back end. A pretty basic beer but still very good.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark golden with no head. Cereal and citrus aroma. Slight citrus flavor. Not bad.
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this in bottle many a times. Last time at Hopcat, I think I may have had a crazy verison of this, but I may have just been crazy drunk. The norm at Hopcat.
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good IPA. Surprisingly has a very strong presence of citrus fruits such as grapefruit in the aroma. The beer has light to medium bitterness and is rather smooth compared to other IPA’s. The finish is bitter.
bigtaster (744) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice nose, simple but enjoyable, good citrus, some floral. Beer is light and fruit, unusually fruity, not many battering hops, and very balanced.
Jblauvs (1355) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark golden pour with a light frothy white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, some resin, light earthiness, moderate amounts of sweet caramel malt. Flavor is sweet citrus hop, bitter orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, a touch of burnt caramel, orange zest. Yum. Great stuff
wmubronco1992 (656) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a medium clear honey color. Frothy while head. Very good lacing. Excellent earthy aroma. Hoppy flavor, but it doesn’t live up to the aroma. Overall decent IPA. Mouthfeel not as intense as some. Crisp, dry, and very drinkable, but with so many great Michigan IPA this one doesn’t stand out.