njager246 (312) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at white flame brew pub. Nice amber color with a frothy head. Good hop and citrus taste
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
can. Deep amber with one finger head. I really like the Galena hops on this one. On the malty side for an IPA, but the hops punch right on through. Very crisp and fresh tasting.
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Sean - thanks! Pours a dark copper with a thick off-white head. Thin, sharp bitterness in the aroma over heavier sweet malt and some pine. Taste is on the garbled side with thin bitterness and pine, off flavors, and spots of sweet malt. Odd how the beer has the two extremes of thin, sharp bitterness and overly heavy sweet malt but nothin inbetween to connect those two flavors. Below average IPA.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz Can, with the best (worst) design I’ve ever seen on a can. Sean, where do you get these beers? Vague hoppy aroma, with some malt sweetness. I have a problem with Galena, where I associate the the name of the hop with the lead-based mineral, causing me to add "metallic" to the description of its use any time I have beer focused on the hop. Same problem here, I’m getting a "metallic" hop sensation mid-palate. This is green, leafy raw and strangely alcoholic, with some apricot and varnish. This is a peculiar beer, if I’ve ever had one, and probably a pretty good representation of Galena on its own.
0R9H3U5 (17) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly no smell, no head retention. Excellent taste, docked purely for aesthetics.
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esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at White Flame brewpub. Hazy amber with a slowly dissipating off-white ring lace making crown. Aroma is a blend of floral and citrus hops with mild pine and a solid caramel malt backbone. Taste is predominantly citrus with floral and pine on the hop side and caramel and some bready notes on the malted side. Finishes up with moderate bitterness and a touch dry.
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at pub. Pours amber orange with frothy head. Aroma of malt and grass. Taste is slight hop bitter and biscuit
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bitter flavor with a moderate bitter finish of medium duration. This beer met my expectations.
bigtaster (526) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Think white head, amber color, sweet pine grass, fruit on the nose. Medium bitterness throughout, pine, slightly woody, almost no malt character. Medium to light body, tingling carbonation. Some mattalic properties, could use some work.Dry better as it opens up.