beergearbox (61) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2017 darthmoore (23) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First of all this beer is not an IPA, it is a red ale. If you go into it expecting an IPA you may be disappointed.
Pours a wonderful clear mahogany color with a tan two-finger head. Head lasts for quite some time and leaves behind plenty of lacing,
Scent is incredible. The hop aroma gives it a tropical character I have not experienced before. Definitely picking up the mango. A bit floral as well. Though I am not getting much aroma from malt or yeast I am also not picking up anything negative either. A 10 for aroma.
Tasting a bit of caramely sweetness from the malt as well as all that wonderful hop character. Citrus and a bit of the tropical fruit as well. Medium-heavy bitterness with perhaps a light and pleasant sour character. Also getting some savory flavors as well.
Medium body, oily feel, lively carbonation. Not much astringency. Bitter finish.
Overall this beer is outstanding. The only negative is the finish. Though there is nothing wrong with it there just isn’t much going on in the end other than some numbing bitterness. Just wish it had some flavor to go with it. However that is still preferable to a bad aftertaste. No off scents or flavors in this beer at all. You won’t regret trying this beer if you keep an open mind and not worry about what style it is or isn’t. Cheers!
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Very nice beer. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Tropical aromas, caramel. Lightly hazy red with a mostly lasting white head. Mostly dry, tropical flavors, red berry flavors. Medium bodied. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark red/brown sort of color with a light tan to off white foamy/semi-fizzy head. Light stringy to bubbly lace.
The aroma had some tropical fruit, some pine, dry funky sort of grassy edge and then gets yeasty as it warms.
The flavor was somewhat sweet with a touch of the bitter, the tart and funky maltiness. Grassy edges come in to bump the balance into a slight earthy malty backbone. Crisp grassy hops and funk hit the aftertaste and ride on into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, leans more towards a Belgian IPA than an IPA, still good for what it is, I wouldn’t mind having again for me. ebone1988 (2074) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Aroma is tropical fruit, pine, yeasty, dry, funk, pretty balanced. Appearance is reddish brown, light tan head, hazy. Taste is pine, tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, weird dryness, malty, eh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, syrupy dry pine yeast aftertaste. Overall, not my jam. Hopper8 (228) - Holland, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2016
It’s definitely got that wonderful fruity aroma, and a wonderful red pour. It lacks a nice head and tastes a little too similar to one-hop IPA’s at the end, but overall I would say it’s a pretty decent beer.
jeremyh70 (1115) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Pours a deep amber/brown with a thick sticky tan colored head atop. Floral and grassy hops dominate the nose along with light spiced phenols, quite spiced in fact, more of a pepper and clove note. The grassy hops are big on the palate with a dryer malt base, phenols give off spice but not in your face, somewhat earthy in the finish. RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Shared 16 ounce can. Pours a clear amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is grapefruit, malt, tropical, and caramel. Interesting in a nice way. boonjug (4) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2016 does not count
Captivating red color with lasting head of white, smells earthy & malty with a moderate hop finish. Texture is creamy. A reliable go-to red. veggieBen (11) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Deep red color with lasting white head, earthy smell, malty taste with light hop finish. thick creamy texture with a bitter bite Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured a reddish orange with a white head. Aroma was of Belgian yeast and herbal hop s. Flavor is sweet, Belgian forward for sure. Not much about this is ipa.