flatmatt (1012) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed amber with an off-white head. Sweet citrusy honey and pale malt aroma. Floral and citrus flavor against a pilsener malt base. This is rather good.
koleminer20 (336) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Danís on February 21. The pour on this is a nice hazy, amberish orange. There is a nice off white head, and minimal lace left behind. The aroma is surprisingly good. There is a nice solid hop character to go along with the pine and citrus. The flavor is more of the earthy hop, with a profound bitterness that reminds me of an IPA over an IPL, or pale lager of any kind. The citrus comes through on the back end. The mouth feel is a bit thin, but the bitterness on the aftertaste is lingering, and especially dry.
HonkeyBra (3058) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to my Secret Santa, umich03jm. Thanks man! Pours a hazed amber color with a small white head. Aroma of strong, earthy hop notes, mild herbal, lemon peel, and peppery notes. Flavor is earthy, bitter, with mild lager yeast and amber malt notes. Strong, pleasant hop bitterness. Flavor is lively and crisp, lingering bitter finish. Nice.
paintedmaple (314) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This just didnít work for me...a very thin, watery brew that was not only lacking body, but also any sweetness from the malt to balance the quite bitter finish. The hops were rather oily and not as bright floral as I had expected. Overall, not a bad beer by any means, but it sure didnít live up to expectations either.
salvaticas (349) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a slightly clear amber. Slightly stale on the nose. Nice subtle hoppy flavor with good balance and a bite.
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StormsBrewing (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at the Grand Trunk in Detroit. Decent head, moderate but not an overt nose. Good color with a touch of haze. Good hop bitterness with an identifiable American hop presence, but finishes smoother with less bite than a comparable IPA. No flaws noticeable.
RespertFTW (452) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of repo. Clear orange with small head. Really hoppy but still refreshing. Not what I expected. A bit bitter on the finish but very enjoyable.
Mittenator (1034) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Repo. Orange/gold with a big, beige head. Piney hop aromas. Sweet malt and pils with a bitter finish. A bit heavy.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
based on Wolverineís previous brews, i didnít have high hopes for this one despite its "heavily-hopped" appellation. poured out a nice amber color with a whitish foamy froth, lightly carbonated with a surprisingly bracing hops aroma. marijuana and grapefruit exude with a hint of malt, the signature of centennial hops and more characteristic of two hearted ale than anything else, but overall itís smooth and this brew definitely deserves a lot more credit than it looks like it should deserve.
WillRunForBeer (335) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade from umich43jm. Thanks, Jason! Pours a beautiful copper gold with a lacy off white head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Light easy drinking pale malt backbone followed up by a good helping of grapefruit hop bitterness. Oily finish.