BigBeer45 (1572) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Can sampled in a glass, superspak (6086) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2017
this ale was a hazy orange-red in the glass, there was a faint off-white cover of bubbles, it left nice spots and fingers of lacing on the side of the glass,
the nose had aromas of orange and grapefruit hops, hops had a bit of a herb and pine, toasted malt, a little bread, malt and sugar/candy sweetness,
the flavors were spice and citrus hops with a touch of resin, toasted malt, grapefruit, lemon and a little orange fruit, some bread,
malt, bread and fruit sweetness,
it had about a medium hop bitterness at the finish, hops linger on the tongue,
this drink had a light medium mouth feel, it was creamy and had average to lively carbonation,
it appeared to have more than average carbonation that gave this beer a lighter feel on the palate than a 7% alc. beer,
it was not over carbonated and there was no carb bite,
a nice hoppy IPA ale.
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/28/2017. Pours slightly hazy medium orange/amber color with 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 7%. Overall this is an excellent IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very Midwest feeling IPA all around, never overly aggressive. Very juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank hops; with a balancing bready malt body, and no residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering. squash2023 (1) - - JUL 8, 2017 does not count
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-- -Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone commonshawn (1333) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Tap at brewery in Chicago during glbtq. Copper with small white head. Nice sweet and hop aroma. Sticky resin taste. Quite good. islay (3036) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2016
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-16-16. Pours a mostly clear, deep bronze with a moderate amount of beige head. Nice, substantial-looking color. Berry and peach scents. Smells like a peach-infused white grape juice. I really have no use for such aromatics in an IPA or any other beer. Malty flavor: Caramel, toffee, biscuit. Tastes more like an amber ale, and not a particularly hoppy one, even verging on a brown ale, than an IPA. Red grape and brown sugar flavors. One of the least hoppy IPAs I’ve encountered, at least in terms of bittering hops in the taste (as opposed to aromatic hops in the smell). “Hop” belongs nowhere near the name of this beer. Actually doesn’t taste half-bad. Frothy in the palate. Light to medium body. Insubstantial palate effects but not in a problematic way. Not well made and not even close to my kind of IPA. I’m shocked to see this beer getting good reviews. I thought there would be a near consensus that this is a subpar American craft beer.
ARH (1138) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Bright, sweet, tropical and stone fruit aromas shine through with peaches, nectarine, grapefruit, and pineapple. It pours a hazy, orange amber with frothy white head. The taste is highhly sweet with a medium light bitter. The palate is fruity with citrus, nectarine, and a touch a a bitter clove spice, with a smooth, syrupy finish and a bread crust aftertaste
MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, light pine. Slightly hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Medium bitter. Bitter citrus and tropical fruits, unripe passion fruit, bitter orange, soft carbonation, intense bitterness in the dry finish. Very solid IPA, quite bitter in the palate. Keg at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee. dinkle50 (1557) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Clear golden pour with a single finger head. Lots of lace. Aroma is fairly light, having trouble picking up on much. A little citrus and orange pith. Medium bodied. Slightly astringent. Lots of hops in this one. Lemon comes to mind. A bit of grain in the taste with a lingering bitterness. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2016
From Red Lion, Dark orange, bready and malty, hoppy but balanced. Peaches? Serving: Tap TattooJack (534) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Poured from the bottle of a six pack, dark amber orange with lacing. Taste is sweet malt, pine, a nice gritty creamy combo, dry at the end, and good alcohol content. This is the second six I have bought of this beer and I really like it.