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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Sticky Icky Icky is a radiantly clear, copper-colored American India Pale Ale. It is loaded with citrusy hop aromas of oranges, nectarines, and apricots. This light, yet full bodied ale is perfectly balanced by equal parts sweet malt and juicy hops. A medium bitterness along with a subtle earthiness lingers in the finish. This new American India Pale Ale is what Ryan Hale, the head brewer at the Bellaire pub, referred to as his quintessential IPA. Ryan combined all of his favorite hops resulting in what he described as “pure juicy goodness”. This beer is loaded with all of the big citrus and fruity flavors American hops can offer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1223) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours a hazy golden to orange with a tall, rocky cream colored head that hangs out a while and leaves some intricate, clumpy, foamy lace. Nose involves and initial dank weedy hoppy blast that leads into some zesty grapefruit and lemon, herbal tea, grass, florals, sweet nectar, spice. Fairly sweet, quite bitter. Medium to light bodied, quite oily, somewhat active, juicy, with a drying herbal earthy bitterness on the end. A really well balanced IPA aside from the aromatic onslaught, but that’s a big portion of the fun here. Well played.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2015
bottle. golden with one finger head. awesome fresh hop aroma. there’s not much attempt at balance or subtlety here. this is a straight up hop bomb, and a pretty delicious one at that. huge hoppy flavors with a lot of fruity notes. pretty substantial bitterness with a lot of resin. awesome stuff. i haven’t been blown away by an IPA in quite a while, but this was everything i hoped for and more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3500) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/3/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon/orange peel, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (427) - - AUG 29, 2015
Another great IPA from Short’s! Drier, with lots of resin, sweet citrus peel, topical fruit, oranges, lightly toasted grains and caramel. Resin lasts through the aftertaste, which may or may not be your thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (945) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Pours a slightly darker golden color with a light head. A tropical aroma with a hop bite. A honey sweetness upfront with a big citrus flavor. Really drinkable. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate orange marmalade, tropical fruits, mango, apricot, herbal notes, and light musty dank hops. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a two finger white head that eventually fades to at thick film. There is some soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with tropical fruits, citrus, mango, apricot, and citrus. The finish has light-moderate pine, herbal notes, and dank hops. The dank and herbal hops really linger on the tongue. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
From bottle into pint glass. Clear yellow amber color with off white head. Pine, mango, herbal, green pepper. Medium to light body, medium bitterness sweet, medium carbonation. Some vegetal character but not in a bad way, I think they?ve achieved the dank hop taste they were shooting for.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9559) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
355ml bottle. Pale gold pour. Citrus, fruit, tropical aroma, Falvor is danky, definite tropical fruit, sweet but tasty good brew,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2852) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Smells like juicy oranges and apricots with some flowers and herbs. Tastes the same. Light honey sweetness, moderate bitterness. Grassy/herbal finish after the juice bomb. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Draft on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest 2015 (MadisonN WI). Pours a well hazed amber orange hue, nice cakey beige head atop is frothy, big with firm crown remaining well. Aromas are dank and citric, guava and grapefruit meet some subtle tropical appeal, florals and earth. Mellow malt body, touch of gumball. Initial is lighter end of the fold, soapy and firm bubblegum essence, not sweet but fruity with tropical melange, earth and a bit of florals. Faint pine, florals and a bit of bready malt. A bit of grain, firmer hop potent presence is citric, dank and bitter. Tasty and dry bitter finish. Nice stuff.


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