njager246 (504) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malts and citrus, kind of a poor man’s nugget nectar, pretty good beer overall.
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap, dark orange red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big orange, grapefruit, some lemon into a bit of pine, grass, some slight caramel and toffee with some toasted bread. Taste was a nice mix of orange, citrus, pine notes into a bit of caramel, toffee, toast, hints of grass, finishing bitter. Basically a red IPA instead of an amber.
wmubronco1992 (660) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber. Big off white head. Strong aroma of pine and grapefruit. Lots of lacing. Tastes much more like an IPA. Very very hoppy and I usually like that, but this one seemed all bitter and nothing else.
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle into glass shared with pals at the "W" , hazy orange pour with thin white head, nioce clean hoppy aroma, taste is a hoppy (mild bitter at the end) beer, very hoppy, not sure why they call this a amer..
Clownoisseur (353) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep copper with red hues. Nice fluffy off-white head lingers then recedes to a cap. Aromas of dank pine, earthy hops, floral notes, grassy notes...light sweet breads...and a mild alcohol note. Taste is bitter hops...notes of grassy, floral and dank pine. Mild breads, light caramel malt calms the hop forward assault. But the finish relinquishes another round of bitter hop bite. Solid fall camp fire beer!!
joeneugs (3979) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Brandon. Thanks dude! Bottled 9/29/14. It pours a rather dark hazy amber color with a creamy, but disappearing off white head. The aroma is pretty dank and piney with some pineapple, plum, grape and hints of syrup. Super hoppy. The flavor is heavily bitter and a bit syrupy with tons of pine and hop spice with some cough medicine, red fruit and a mildly astringent, grassy bitter finish. Definitely more of a big red IPA than a Vienna. Pretty brutal on the palate, but the flavor is pretty decent enough.
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hoppy lager. Fresh bottle from Champane’s Cellars. Brilliant though not super drinkable. Good hop aroma.
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured an amber color with a white head. Aroma was of fruity and grassy hops and toasted malt. Flavor similar, definitely going towards an ipl. at this point.
fakebeersnob (220) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This states on the bottle it is a heavily hopped amber lager, though it is described as an IPA on this site.
Amber/orange in color with a lasting lacing. Light citrus hop aroma. Comes across in the taste too. A bit of the citrus comes through in the hops upfront too. Ends with a more malt back (though hops lingers throughout even after the malt is gone. It does taste more like an IPA, despite the bottle’s description.
bigtaster (778) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Semi-clear amber colored beer with beige head. Nose grass, caramel, white pepper, oranges. Medium body, very smooth, initial caramel sweetness balanced with grassy, and grapefruit hops, finishing with slightly dry hoppy finish. Impressively balanced and drinkable, very delicious and impressive.