Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo. Murky light to medium orange-brown body, thin creamy cream head. Citrus nose with papaya and grapefruit rind. Sugared citrus rind body with papaya and hints of grapefruit, biting, sharp, and catty but not overwhelmingly bitter. Fair complexity; sticky and resinous with fermented fruits and cerealy malts. Quite tasty but a tad too sweet.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Eccentric Café. Hazy amber with a thin creamy tan head. Aroma of light noble hops, faint roasted malt and some floral hops too. A touch thin with mild noble and floral hops, sweet malt and weak bitterness.
Tmoney99 (14273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy floral resin hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Very good brew that exceeded my expectations.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bells experimental 2011-2. 6.2% made with 366 hop. clear amber. aroma of grapefruit and spicy hops. flavor ia more tropical bitter and dry forward. very nice 747415
Marheb (5705) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 À la pompe au pub: Impression de macro-brasserie aussitôt démenti par les houblons terreux. fini sec.
kevinsenn (2173) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Tropical fruit nose, pretty nice, though a little faint. Hazy amber in the glass. Has a creamy taste, with moderate hop notes. Decent, but not as good as the "non-experimental" beers I tried there.
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges andlaces slightly. Aroma has earthy grass and floral hops with backing light grain and hay. Flavor starts with light grain and flora with a growing light citrus and earthy hop note.
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow - full bodied and boozy. Really focuse on the hop here - just a faint pale malt sweetness to back it up. Delicious but heavy.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour on tap at the brewpub shared with a friend (Kalamazoo, MI). Pours a rich hazy amber pour, big glowing pour with glowing sunny edges, a decent frothy brighter white head sits atop. Laces small. Aromas are gentle dry bitter hops, more earthy with lemony kicks, gentle florals, touches of pale malts, bread, and faint biscuit. Clean. Initial is lighter end of the fold, with some decent to middling dry floral and lemony hops, picking up more in taste than nose. Dry front shows some touches of pale malts, bread, and flaked wheat. Finish is more touches of lemon, dry hops, mellow bread dough. Pleasant pale ale with some earthy and gentle citrus, faint tropical elements. Nice. A bit strong.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great body and white head that retains. Very tropical in the taste but harder to smell. Maybe simcoe on the nose, even though I know its not in it.