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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big late hop addition and big dry hop fills your mouth with a juicy, well-rounded nectar. This Vermont style IIPA is brewed with only Michigan grown hops and is surprisingly sweet and approachable.

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3.7
MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2017
Can. Pour is a slightly hazy orange with a thin head. Aromas are or orange peel and a touch of resin. Flavor is that with a little bit of honey sweetness. Decent.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Pint can pours with an opaque gold copper body that supports a nice dirty white head of foam that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up tangerine, tangelo candy, cantaloupe and a mild degree of floral and peach. The taste delivers a pleasing load of smooth sweet juicy tangerine, cantaloupe, honeydew and a bit of tangelo. To midway the floral notes really come forward to the point of being like a perfume counter. It ends with fading juiciness and lingering floral hop bitterness.

3.6
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Can. Deep golden with one finger head. Medium body. Dank, citrus rind and light pine. Some tropical as well. Solid bitterness. I liked it.

3.4
ctipping (2269) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2017
16 oz. can. Deep orange and hazy body with a big white head. Smells of soapy hops, grapefruit, and pine. Hefty toasty and spicy smelling malt. Tastes malty throughout. Resiny hops. Malt flavor isn’t that sweet, which is what I expected. Dry, spicy malt flavor of toasted bread. Soapy hop finish. Medium body with pretty high carbonation. I still think that spicy finish that I’ve gotten from Ellison beers is odd more than interesting. It’s less pronounced in this beer, but it’s still there.

3.9
DrunkSanta410 (989) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Can at home, thanks Mike! Aroma is citrus, pineapple juice, grassy. Taste is piney, dank hops up front with citrus and light tropical fruit following. Faint caramel malts, lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Average carbonation. Really a nice beer.

3.1
nimbleprop (8928) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Unlabeled 16oz can I got from arminjewell. Pours a dark orange with lots of frothy, white head. Nose has dried citrus peel, some paper, dried herbs, some biscuit. Flavor has bitter orange and pine, soap, a little dried mango perhaps, some paper here too. Bitter finish, a little stale maybe?

3.7
deyholla (12588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2016
On tap at Hopcat A2. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has lots of grass and pine notes with a bit of grapefruit underlying. Flavor has a bit of a citrus bite but it is mainly pine bitterness with some grass backing.

3.8
Msdrbeat (785) - East Lansing, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Happy 1st Anniversary Ellison! Pours almost Amber. Fresh hop aroma. Smooth and not overly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
koleminer20 (4171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
From notes. Had this on tap at the 2016 MGB Summer Beer Fest. The pour is a darker orangey gold with a thick white head that falls to a film, leaving a pretty solid lace behind. The aroma is really good. There is a lot of juiciness to it to go with a resounding bitterness. I do like the pine resin and the tropical fruits that poke in on the back end. The flavors are very similar. There is a nice fruitiness up front, a good resiny bitterness in the middle, and a little malty juiciness on the finish. It’s really well done, but I don’t like how the malts are detectable. The mouth feel is a little heavy and carbonated well. The aftertaste is all bitter resin and juiciness. This is a good surprise!

3.4
markas101 (2529) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Tap @ Brewery, East Lansing, MI. Hazy beige gold. Bright hop aroma. Aggressive first sip, resin and long citrus pine finish.


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