firstsip (167) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting beer--perhaps the most unique at the brewery. Golden/orange color. Interesting citrus qualities mesh with hop for a striking beer on the palate. Still mulling it over.
juangarcia (3) - dexter, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a nice hoppy smell. The nose is citrus with some carmelly malt sweetness that produces a hint of candy apple. It has a citrusy sweet taste but is balanced by a strong malt backbone. It has a bitter finish without being excessively hoppy. I was hoping for a more dominant hop presence but itís still a good beer. I really enjoy Wolverineís take on lagers and while I prefer their Gulo Noir, I still find this to be an enjoyable beer with great drinkablilty.
HisBoyElroy (298) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid brew. A friend bought a sixer of this and was kind enough to crack one with me.
rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From jbruners stash in my fridge. Copper color pour with a bubbly white head. Super hoppy aroma, pine, citrus and sweet caramel backing. Flavor is similar and packing tons of bitter hops all the way through the clean lager finish. Pretty good, just the lage finish is kind of weird and catches you off guard.
jbruner (1674) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to summer BIF trade! Pours a light copper with thick cream colored head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of typical American hops, citrus and pine notes with a hint of lager yeast. Taste is caramel malt with a nice hop back and a bitter finish. Pretty solid, but doesnít blow me away, crisp lager like finish even though its bitter; I could drink quite a few of these.
JStax (2337) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to umich03jm. Pours a darker ruby with a thick beige head of foam. Aroma is floral, fresh cut grass, with a mild herbal note to it. The taste indicates a hefty malt backbone with a drying, bitter finish. Heavy on the tongue.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours reddish copper with a rich beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with some finishing bitterness. Pretty good but a little watery. A nice Imperial pilsner.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Pours copper with white head. Taste is very hoppy with a sharp bitter bite. Clean finish
umich03jm (1305) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2013 Draft at the brew pub. Pours a clear orange color with a small head that fades normally. Fresh hop aroma, flowers, citrus and pine. Taste is fresh hops with a light sweetness and a strong bitterness. Crisp pale malt is noticeable as well. Iím starting to really enjoy these IPLís or Imperial Pils, whatever you want to call them. Body is a bit thin but it makes this very drinkable at almost 7%.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the bar this one is listed as 6.6% and 65 IBU, but Iím pretty sure this is the same beer. It is certainly possible that they are getting some variability between batches. Correct me if you know otherwise. Anyway: So clean! There are hops, and little else. Not quite an IPA, of course, but arguably more easy-drinking, particularly if one does not desire the weight and greater viscosity (and often hoppier) ale equivalent.