Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.
Pours a dark golden color with a single-finger white head and a bit of spotty lacing on the way down. The nose is indeed Amarillo all the way with some floral and citrus character. As it warms, however, it gets to be a bit catty. I’ve heard people talk about this with Amarillo beers before, though I’d never really experienced it until now. Some grain there as well. It gets extra catty and odd as it warms, particularly in the flavor and finish. A bit astringent with an odd sort of bitterness. Too bad as this was not very good and it was the one I was most looking forward to.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-04-2011
argo0 (11644) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light cattiness. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some lime. Soft medium body, light acidity.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey for Shorts Tap Takeover. The pour is a clear golden with a healthy white head. Nose is very fresh and intense citrus and melon hops. Taste is bitter, soapy, more APA like, with a nice dose of potpourri and dried bitter citrus peel. Soapy, dry, and sharp palate. Very nice.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a sample pour at the brewpub. An interesting pale that drinks like an IPA. A bitter finish that may be in excess. Overall, not too bad.
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent pale ale with some delicious hops that provide a bitter, dry finish.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the Michigan Summer Beerfest, 2010, as part of RBSG festivities. Pours a clear amber color with a thin head. Hoppy aroma with notes of peach, citrus and caramel. Very nice. The taste is bitter hops with minty and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
flatmatt (1161) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at MBGSF 2010. Pours orange amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, floral, and piney hops. Flavor is strong on the citrus hops with a medium bitterness. A nice APA, but doesn’t really have the level of hops for an IPA.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Shorts. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of hop oils, lots of citrus, and grassy hops. Super hoppy aroma (with perhaps a hint of acetone?). Flavor of sweet citrus and malt with hop oils. This tastes a little stronger than 6% but is still a tasty IPA.
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a clear gold with a white head that quickly dissipated to the edge and laced beautifully. Aroma had nice pine notes with a bit of underlying caramel. Flavor began sweet with grain and a bit of caramel as the pine hops built towards the finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Shorts. Pours a clear, bright orange color; creamy off-white head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing; a great pour. Solid amounts of earthy and citrus bitterness in the aroma; light dried fruits and earthy maltiness underneath; a very nice, soft bitterness throughout. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: earthy and citrus hoppiness, nicely resiny and dry, with some chewy earthy maltiness and light dried fruits underneath; chewy, solid IPA. Medium finish: toasty malts, dry, crisp, with some earthy and citrus bitterness; nicely dry.