blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2012
My first beer from this brewer and first from Minnesota. This beer speaks well for the brewer and the Gopher State. I like some hops and malt in a pale ale and it did not disappoint. Bold, malty, hoppy, on the palate holds up on the aftertaste, too. I will look for this again. joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2012
12 oz bottle at home. Aroma reminds me of a smokey Scotch . . . not what I expected, but I like it. No barn or sheep detected . . . mostly Scotchy malts and some grassy hops. Tastes nothing like Scotch . . . great malt/hop balance, though the hops come to dominate on the finish. They’re a bit bossy for me to say this qualifies as a great balance, though since I love hops i"ll let it go. The hops have a nice taste -- a bit rustic, earthy, somewhat light but they pack some punch, too. Welterweight hops! Tasty -- I’d love to buy this out on tap instead of Summit EPA any day. Here’s to dreaming. aetheon (85) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2012
The dry hopping stands out as well as a real spicyness that didnt really do it for me. But overall still ok. I would opt for something else next time round XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Has a rather dull hop pine scent. Taste is an over whelming bitterness, nasty.
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Strong Piney Hops and Resin flavors with toffee, yeasts and caramel. Very smooth and creamy with a moderate weighted body. Very good American IPA overall
deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at SPSBF. Pours a clear amber with a light brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice pine note backed by grapefruit and sweet grains. Flavor has more grapefruit up front that is joined by pine and has a pleasant not too sweet malt backbone. wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber. Small white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with some spice and then a bit of bitterness. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter. Even though this beer isn’t heavy it is full bodied. Tons of flavor. Not as hoppy as the description states, but it suprisingly good even though I’m not a huge APA fan. Picked it up as a single at my local liquor store. Very Very nice, will look forward to having again. Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle poured a clear tarnished copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, lemon zest, earthiness, toasted malt and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit zest and light lemon zest with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours clear red....aroma is like a caramel bandaid.. taste is is some fruit and toffe..with an after bite...not bad sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2012
12oz bottle at the Marq VII. Pours a reddish amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, more pine than citrus. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, pine hops, with a sharp, bitter finish. Just ok.