SpongeRuiner (1008) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Overall one of my favorites of the festival. Big dank hop smell and taste. Really fresh and crisp tasting. Could drink this stuff all day.
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at a bottle share, hosted by Mickey before the U-of-M game on October 10. Poured from a 12 oz bottle. The pour is a foggy golden yellow with a pretty solid (almost nitro looking) white head that falls down to a thin cap, leaving some awesome lacing behind. The aroma is surprisingly good. I didnít know what to expect with this, but Iím surprised. There is a big citrus punch up front with lemon and orange, maybe a little bit of tropical fruit presence before the malts some in and it finishes with a nice bitter pine resin. The hops present are definitely dank and tropical. The flavor is much of the same. There is a strong citrus blast followed by a great malt profile and finishing up with a bitter, dank, tropical hop that is really good. The mouth feel is pretty light and crisp, which is what you want in a lager, with a nice level of carbonation and a lingeringly bitter piney resin mixed with dank tropical fruits. Itís damn good!
milewide (1824) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The most favorable lager that I have ever tasted!!! Hops are over the top! Brewed 10/2...drank 10/29.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep golden with one finger head. resiny, dank hops with plenty of bitterness. just a hop bomb of pine, herbal and citrus flavors.
FlandersNed (371) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Lightly cloudy pale amber hue/large white froth. Dry hop & melted plastic nose. Dried hay, pine shavings & grapefruit zest taste with a big bready, tonic and earthy hit. Medium+ body and medium carbonation.
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Crunchyís, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, lettuce? not really, some orange peel, hintsof spice, yeasty notes. Taste was a mix of lettuce, grass, spinach wraps, some some romaine notes, finishing with lots of herbal, grassy notes. More lettuce.
superspak (3751) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 10/2/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, tangerine, orange peel, peach, guava, pepper, spruce, pine, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dank citrus/tropical/earthy hops and light pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, tangerine, orange peel, peach, guava, spruce, pepper, pine, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of piney/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, orange peel, peach, guava, spruce, pepper, pine, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of big dank citrus/tropical/earthy hops and light pale malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and some light lingering hop astringency after the finish; but not too bad. High amount of dryness after the finish from bitterness and minimal malt flavors. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky/resinous mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice wet hopped IPL style. All around great complexity and robustness of dank citrus/tropical/earthy hops and light pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
umich03jm (2994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at 2014 Fall MBG Fest. Clear gold pour, small head. Dank aroma loaded with spruce, pine, citrus and light pot. Tastes delicious. Pine, spruce, flowers, grass, and citrus. Crisp finish. Loved it.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Tap: Bright, goldenrod body with a mild chill haze off the bat & a modest layer of white foam that sits quietly on top. Aroma is loaded with sticky hop oils, dankness, oranges, wet grapefruit, sweet bread, grass, citrus peels, & a finishing crispness from the yeast. Taste is very similar - very sharp & crisp up front, most likely from the lagering yeast. Bread, crackers, dry, dry, dry! Lots of grassy hops, dank hops, & sharp citric notes with grapefruit peel, faint white pepper, & mild finishing orange. Dry, crisp, clean finish with a hint of cracker-y malt & breaded yeast. Shorts does a lot of hoppy brews (& even hoppy lagers)... this is one of my favorites in recent memory. I really hope this finds its way into bottles soon.
bpar73 (774) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. amber pour with a small white head. A nicely balanced wet hop bitterness. Nice IPL.