Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Reddish brown toasty. Fragrant hop aroma. Smcoe worked. Average mouthfeel. Decent bitterness. Nice pale.
Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5oz sample at brewery 7/2/09-Pours a dark golden/light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Burnt malt, hops, and citrus come through in the flavor. This medium bodied ber is not bad and a touch different.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. A hazy red-orange pale ale with a resinous, floral, citrusy nose and a rich body with berries, sugared toast, and big, potent, piney, floral hops. Long, bitter, somewhat astringent finish. A pretty big beer for something without the word "imperial" in the title.
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Roadhouse, golden body with a one finger white head. Nose is piney and floral and the flavor follows suit. Stong dry-hopped flavors attack your tongue and a brigade of light malts soak up a lot of the bitters. Finish is slighty sweet with very little citrus notes still swirling around. Turns much more malty as it warms.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper color, thin half inch off white head that lasts and laces well. Sharp citrus hops on the nose. Flavor balances more; medium clean bitterness, caramel and toffee malt flavors, more hop flavor than bitterness or aroma- C-hop citrus notes in abundance. Crisp and clean on the palate with some light lingering bitterness. Very good pale ale.
kmweaver (3204) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Shorts. Pours a clear, bright honey-orange color; off-white head with great retention and fine-bubbled lacing; a gorgeous pour. Solid amounts of earthy and citrus bitterness in the aroma; good levels of acidity; resiny, dense, and very solid citrus-laden nose. Medium mouthfeel: resiny, earthy and citrus bitterness with a nicely soft, earthly malt core; solid amounts of carbonation; good levels of acidity; very drinkable, generous, tasty pale ale. Solid rendition. Medium finish: earthy malts, some citrus, and just a touch of chocolate malts; nicely toasty, resiny, and dry end.
hombrepalo (1744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ Hopcat’s. Copper color small head. Nice aroma flavor of floral hops and fruits. Taste is malty and finishes hoppy. A bit watery for me. but then again I had the IIPA before this. Still enjoyable.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Shorts. Poured a lovely copper with a thin white head. Attractive shortbread aroma mixed with floral hops. Strong malt and grapefruit taste with a bitter finish. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
MBG 7-22-06. Biscuity maltness up front, followed by citrus and faint pine. Flavor has nice balance of fresh orange and mango, through the middle biscuit and faint caramel malt profile. Mouthfeel a little thin at times. Decent session brew.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap awhile back. I was waiting for this to be posted. I am going from some rough notes the last time I had it. All I know is I want to try it again. Taste was big citrus and tropical, nice balancing malt backbone, finished with a big kick. Drinkable and delicious.