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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A light bodied, heavily hopped, amber colored ale with predominant hop aromas of tropical fruit with compliments of sweet malt. The sole hop, Falconer’s Flight, has characteristics of dank earth and grassy hay-like flavors are balanced slightly by some full grain attributes before a big bitter shock strikes the back of the pallet and resonates sharply.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft on tap at The Beer Spot GTMW Eve Event at Brickhouse (Madison, WI). Pours a deeper amber orange hue, gentle haze, healthy glow, and a frothy offwhite head atop. Dies to a firm filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas are gentle sweetness, decent American hop presence. Florals, grass, gentle citrus rind. Some gentle malty elements, fruit. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a bit soapy, well carbonated with gentle florals, grass, prickly fruit elements. Middle is a touch mellow, dry, resiny. Some firm hoppy dryness carries into the backend, some florals, pine, and dry grainy malt. Finish is a firm dry resiny feel, earthy and floral. Really nice. Some great play, a bit girthy immediately but not sweet or malty at all. I prefer Mmm Kay but this isn’t bad. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1486) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with thick head. Big citrus and grass aroma. Some sweet malt also. Taste is sweet very big bitter hop bite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3947) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and grassy hops plus a good amount of cereal and pale malts. Flavor the same with a nice blend but a bit too grainy for me. Average texture. An interesting beer, but could improve a little.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpar73 (471) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pour an amber gold with a white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Earthy hops and fruit in the flavor. Nice bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4814) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of dank hops, grapefruit, light fruit, and a hint of caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit and a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit, lighter dank hops, and a touch of grass. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2013
On tap at Churchkey during CBC week. Clear brick red with some creamy, white head. Nose is big hops, pine resin, blood orange, grapefruit, malt. Flavor is very bitter, grapefruit, big pine resin, orange zest, lime, scallion, hop pellet dust. Full, bitter, sticky finish. BIG.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Draft at crunchy's tap takeover. Golden with a thin white head. Big grapefruit with a pithy aftertaste that borders on toejam...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2013
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest. nice easy drinking ipa. big flavors.


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