Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a golden color with a frothy white head. Slow dissipation, some lace.
The aroma had some resin/bitter pine, light clove and some grapefruit and mango fruitiness. Good sturdy malt backbone with some caramel/biscuit/toffee qualities.
The flavor started fruity sweet with a little bit of bitter and a little bit of spice. Nice little blended sort of aftertaste of malts and hops. Finish was the same.
The feel was about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable to sipping sort of quality about it. Carbonation felt fine.
Overall, good DIPA, definitely a Midwest DIPA. alexsdad06 (11711) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Draft keg at RBSG ’10 from notes. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, caramel, resin, grapefruit citrus, some earthy notes, moderate bitterness, good beer. rumproasts (6053) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
tap at 2012 michigan winter beer festival. very tasty double ipa. hoppy, obviously, but lots of other flavor in the mix as well. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Backlogged rating: Golden hue with a frothy head. The aroma is very resiny and piney with some pepper, clove, grapefruit and mango esters. Caramel, biscuit, toffee malt vapours. The taste is twangy and fruity with a bitter and spicy note. Good malt support for balance. Dryish finish with some metallic notes. The mouth feel is aggressive and biting. Really solid brew all told. madmitch76 (27410) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
13th November 2010
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Cloudy amber beer, big white head. Light crisp palate. Sweet pine. Mild minerals. A little creamy malt. Minty coolness from the hops. Aniseed and a whisper of violets and lavender. Mild bitterness in the finish. Light and crisp for a DIPA and hugely drinkable.
Picked up a growler and drank it over a couple of days. Not sure if because I had this beer from a growler but it had no head and little carbonation. Not a hop bomb ipa. Subtle shades of grapefruit and pines. Has a buttery mouth feel. DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Dark amber ( [:37] [:37] [:37] ) with almost no head. Foam starts to creep up as I pour, THICK. Aroma is malt forward with some cantaloupe and floral hops. Malt tries to dominate the flavor, but I’m loving that sweet cantaloupe and a bit of bubblegum and citrus. Boozy, lax carbonation, little bitterness, mildly sweet. I though I’d dislike this but I don’t more like a well made barley wine but still interesting even though I’ve lost touch with that style. garmonbozia (450) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Growler trade with mikem409. Thanks man. This is a very big beer. poures a beautiful amber color with no head and little carbination. Maybe due to when it was actually poured, but either way this is great. Nice pine and citrus taste. Malt and caramel are also there. Roasty aftertaste . Alcohol is present as it warms. Reminds me of Dales Gordon. Thanks Mike zizzybalubba (1899) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Sampled at GABF 2011 (listed as Raggedy Ass DIPA). Yellowish-orange pour. Very dank aroma of pine and grapefruit. Very nice bitter grapefruit flavor. Not well balanced but no complaints from me. A hop lovers dream. Very well done. patrick767 (4475) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2011
sampled at last summer’s Michigan Brewer’s Fest - Copper pour with an off-white head. The aroma is of big grapefruit accented hops. The flavor is very bitter as expected with enjoyable citrus notes and good malt backing. It has the characteristic long bitter finish. Crisp and tasty. Well done.