tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a hazy light amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma was a burst of fresh citrusy hops, grapefruit, pine, and some sweet malt. The flavor is more fresh citrus hops, grapefruit, moderately sweet malt, herbal, pine, heavy dry bitter finish. The bitterness lingers for a while. Medium bodied, rough at the start, but very enjoyable.
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, coffee, nuts, earthy, red, very bitter, medium body, A good IPA if you like them
PhatCatt (16) - USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Copper colored, white head, very malty. Medium bitterness especially in the finish.
Homer321 (2512) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to MikeM409. Nose is super piney, citrus, and a slight bit of dank. Pours a slightly hazy orange color, small white head. Taste is immediately bitter with a follow up of orange and a lot of lemon. Not much malt character at all, just a tad bit of light toast and seems a bit thin. Definitely focused on hop bitterness followed by hop flavor. Seems to be more in balance as you drink more, but the bitterness always lingers into the finish in a very drying way, almost too much. Overall, a very nice beer that has a wonderful bouquet, but the flavor falls jus ta tad short.
TheJester (2063) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 mL bottle. Hazy copper with a small but thick white head. Really nice spicy, citrussy aroma. Tonnes of hops from beginning to end in the flavour, with resin and tangerine leading the way. Bitterness comes through at the end and lingers nicely. Great beer!
geeklimit (232) - USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very carbonated dull, cloudy orange. Healthy cream head and a fesh hop aroma. Bitter hop taste with a citrus follow-through.
mintzmeet (310) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells sweet, hoppy, almost fruity.banana pepper. Black pepper on tongue. Highly carbonated. Oolong tea. Lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Crystal Mountain. Golden yellow pour. Really nice hop forward aroma. Dry, and plenty bitter with a great hop presence all around. Nice brew.
stebbin (4) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful hops aroma in a golden nectar from the gods. Exactly what you’d expect from such a highly rated IPA; great flavor without being over-the-top in your face like some who chase the incorrect notion of west coast hops assault in a haphazard manner. If this were available to me more often it’d be in my inner circle of regulars.
superspak (3173) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/29/2014. Pours hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt balance; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
shoreleave (2) - Novato, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little malty, but still a great brew. I've come to enjoy IPAs from Michigan in a big way. The color and flavor are unique just like the attitude from this brewery. Keep impressing Shorts.