skoll (396) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour a nice yellow amber with a nice frothy white head that disapated quickly to let out the citruis hoppy nose. I got this big pineapple hoppy taste with a medium bitter aftertaste. Great brew I would have this one again.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium yellow color with a frothy white head. I could tell something was amiss when no big hop aromas filled the air after pouring. Yes this beer has some hops and maybe a bit of straw but it is dull. I was so looking forward to those big juicy floral and or citrus flavors that normally jump out of harvest ale. It is drinkable despite a bit of an odd finish that I can not place.
bhensonb (9005) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Styles. Light copper color with a foamy/creamy white head. Aroma is strongly hoppy - almost earthy/herbal. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is very strong, almost minty, hop over somewhat harshly roasted caramel. Finishes like the hop was fruity. Really good stuff.
MrBunn (2227) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dingy orange with almost no head. It made a slightly underconvincing pfft when I cracked the cap, so Iím wondering if something was slightly off somewhere in the works. Either way, aromas are kind of sweet and syrupy... honey and orange blossoms with a little apple juice and caramel. Flavor is OK, but nothing special, especially for an IPA. A nice enough malt presence, but the hops are way underdone... a bit of a herbal/medicinal funk to it is about all Iím pulling off this beer.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold colored pour with a slight orange tint to it and and a small white head. Nice bright, zesty citrus aroma with a bit of caramel and honey sweetness. The flavor is a bit more muted than the aroma but still has a nice resiny fresh hop pine bitterness to it with a touch of citrus to brighten it up. The malt is similarly mild and adds some notes of toffee, caramel and biscuit. The piny bitterness really lingers on the sides of the tongue. The body is oily with a medium-thin mouth feel and lots of tingly carbonation.
Silphium (2972) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light orange-brown body, thin, clumping off-white head. Soapy, herbal hops nose with pine and biscuit. Peppery, herbal hops body with pine and fall leaves, grassy and zesty, dominating the simple, biscuity malt backbone. Some bubblegum notes and caramels appear as the beer warms. A solid, quaffable IPA.
flatmatt (872) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden amber with a white head. Very crisp hoppy aroma, with citrus and spicy hops and touches of biscuit and honey underlying. Flavor is grapefruit hops primarily, with spicy and piney hop flavors backing them up. Nice and fresh flavors. Some tropical fruit hints seem to creep in a little later in the flavor and aroma. Not aggressive. In all, this is quite a tasty wet-hop IPA, much more to my taste than Huma-Lupa.
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Northernbrews: Pours a bit hazed with a frothy thin halo of suds. Nose is fresh fruit with loads of pineapple and maraschino cherry & canned peach. Flavors are mostly the same with a perfect malty foundation underneath allowing the fruity flavors to fully rejoice. Clean and refine with a bit of an alcoholic aftertone. Not much to complain about.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz from northernbrews he brought to the Firestone event, this Iím surprised isnít in the database, but its a fresh hop IPA. Pours orange with a bright white bubbly head. Nose is citrussy with peaches and some weediness. Taste is sweet resinny nice.