Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light ruby and cloudy. Nose is light rye, pepper and grapefruit. Taste is big rye at beginning then smacked by the 84 IBUs of hippy goodness. Big grapefruit and a little rye spiciness to finish with a little sweet malt.
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. amber with small head. big rye and even bigger hops. really excellent rye ipa.
superspak (3600) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/18/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a small fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a tin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, floral, spicy rye, honey, light caramel, and bread. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of hop notes with good malt balance. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, floral, light pine, spicy rye, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, light pine, spicy rye, honey, and bread on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice hop flavor complexity with a good malt balance; only a moderate rye presence that is nice; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent rye IPA. Very nice hop flavor complexity and balance of malt with moderate rye; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Pailhead (5800) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus (orange and lemon), light-moderate herbal notes, rye, grass, and light woodiness. It pours a mostly transparent orange with a touch of haze. It has a one finger orange-tinged off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. There is some tiny dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate orange and light lemon. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, rye, herbal notes, and some light floral/grassiness. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. I’m generally not a huge rye IPA fan, but this one is pretty solid.
blackflag321 (569) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour to pint glass. Clean, medium gold; simple head. Aroma: big citrus nose. Taste: rye dominates, but not grainy tasting (but grainy on the palate); balanced by hoppiness. A nice beer.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish caramel color with small white head. Floral, hops, citrus and rye aromas. Lots of grain and rye in the flavor. Muted hoppy finish.
umich03jm (2897) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange a small head that fades quickly. Aroma is very spicy and bready with some grapefruit and oranges too. The citrus comes out much more in the taste and matches really well with the spicy rye. This tastes a lot like Short’s Rich’s Rye, did they just change the name? Finish is very bitter and dry, a little too much. Really tasty rye beer that takes rye to the extreme.
mikem409 (1887) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours orange with almost no head. big spicy hop aroma. taste is very spicy from the rye lots of grass hops and some bread
deyholla (8559) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has bitter pine hops with a hint of grass and grapefruit backed by a nice rye note. Flavor has a nice combination of rye and grapefruit with some pine up front and more of the rye coming out in the finish.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Murky orange-brown body, medium-thin creamy buff head. Grapefruit and citrus nose. Malty, toasty body, rich with herbal and citrusy hops and a bitter leafy, somewhat catty finish. Fair complexity; tasty. Quite good.