dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite IPAís. Smells like hops and citrus. This beer will wake up you taste buds. I find myself getting bored with the flavor of some IPAís, but this one tastes better all the time.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Scottyís Brewhouse in Indianapolis. Amber color w/ nice aromas (unfortunately I had a stuffy nose). This was sweeter than usual with a blend of citrus flavors and hops. Extremely smooth finish with plenty of lacing on the glass. This beer makes a perfect 6 pack for friends because it is not overpowering, bitter, or too sweet.
ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper. Great hoppy nose with an off-white head. This is my favorite IPA so far. Hops are there in full force, but extremely well balanced by a subtle caramel malt finish. This is a great beer.
grebs (72) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The first time I had this I was unexcited. Perhaps it was the unappealing packaging. On tap, I had an epiphany. This is a great beer! Intensely hoppy but not overpowering by any means. Floral hops are there for flavor, not for hopís sake. Full, yet refreshing. Very complex, yet balanced for its style. Absolutely a "go to" beer. An IPA by which to judge others.
Evocatus (72) - USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow with a white head about a cm in thickness. Aroma has a mix of citrus fruits, hops, and sweet malts. Taste was a mix of citrus "juice", alcohol, and hops. However, the taste wasnít that strong, a bit watery. Thickness was good, not too much excess carbonation. For a 7%, isnít too strong, could drink anytime.
stabzmcgee (72) - Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus grapefruit aroma. Appearance is golden with a nice head. Taste is citrus grassy hops with a pleasant copper taste. Palate is nice and carbonated with a resinous taste to it. Overall I am sad I canít get this in Colorado.
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Given that this beer hails from Michigan, obviously takes itís name from the famous Hemingway short story Big Two Hearted River about a man returning from World War I who is working through his personal wartime trauma on a camping and fishing trip in the Wolverine state. Exept this being Hemingway, everything is so plainly laid out none of this obvious at first. The story slowly unfolds and the truth is somewhere between the lines. Which makes this beer a lot like Hemingwayís proseóitís incredibly crisp, greater than the sum of its parts, and very compelling.
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth well balanced ipa. Fruity and floral hop aroma, taste is fruity and spicy and awesome well balanced by malt. This is incredibly easy to drink, finishes clean and lovely and asks that you drink more. yum.
brianairb85 (72) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap- pours golden bronze with a white head that settles quick. It's taste perfect balance of floral hops and maltyness that isn't over kill. Delicious ale and it goes great with a chicken sandwich from Frankford Hall!
Odysseyalien (72) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad but Iím also not sure why such a high rating here. I find a lot more ipaís to be more flavorful. Maybe itís just not my thing.