cramee86 (5) - USA - JUL 6, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Shorts. Really good flavor without being too bitter. Smooth. Best beer I tried in my flight of five.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At tap shorts. All I wrote was "this is reddish amber with massive citrus hops, both in the nose and mouth".
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Schlafly Repeal. One of the best beers at the festival! This was such a nice IPA and was delightfully understated. Some nice hops, nice caramel, nice fruit. The beer was served warm out of a pitcher that had been in the sun which might explain the harsh aroma. Everything here melded nicely.
Terminus (3253) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at repeal prohibition festival at Schalfly in Maplewood, mo-lite copper hue with a small fizzy white head. nice big hop nose-pine, earthy and some leafy tobacoo notes. earthy and piney hop flavors dominate along with a nice malt backbone-woodsy/herbal hop notes. nice long piney finish. I should have tried more of this at the festival. Very good! It was not as citrus as i expected from the nose. The brewer was saying "its a pale ale dry hoppped like an ipa" and i think they are right with that description.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 4/17/10. Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition Festival. Filtered with a dark golden hue. Lotta grapefruit hops in the ample nose. Medium bodied with a solid malt backbone and big hop dominance. Great drinking with an emphasis on the bitter grapefruit flavors. Touch more on the dry side, but tasted delicious!
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Schlafly Beer Fest. This is EVERYTHING I want in an IPA. Lots and lots of hoppy citrusy flavor. And yes a smaller malt backbone - one just large enough to hold the beer together. So big Hop bomb without any cloying malty or alcohol flavors that sometimes come with a high hop IPA. This would be my house beer - if I lived in Northern Michigan.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) orange amber with off white head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit flavor. They may call it an APA, but it is well hopped - I’d’ve called it an American IPA. Decent amount of malt, but the focus is all on the hops.
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Sheffield... Pours a medium amber brown pour with a soapy white head... Aroma of creamy citrusy hops with a bit of toasted malt... Creamy mouthfeel with citrusy hops and toasty caramel. Really nice mouthfeel. Despite the lack of descriptors, this was pretty nice...
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at MBG Harvest Festival 09. I have to say, this was the star of the show. My number one beer for the event! It was a great beer, with a lot of hops and tons of citrus flavor. It was a orange amber color with a white head. It had great body, not too heavy and not too light. I can see why this would be a spring beer, it’s just right. Quite tasty!
Sammy (8726) - 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.